[mythtv-users] Simple power down/power up solution

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Thu May 12 08:21:33 UTC 2005

On 12/05/05, Adam Egger <adam.egger at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a similar question. Why isn't it possible to shut down a
> backend/frontend combination on exit of mythtv? The "Close mythtv and
> poweroff" only appears on frontend only pcs. Is there a reason not to
> allow the user to shut down a BE/FE combination? I know a backend is
> designed to be always running, but I'm using my main pc to record and
> to watch recordings and I'd like to shut it down with the remote when
> I go to bed.
> Is there a way to get the "Close mythtv and poweroff" in a BE/FE
> combination too?
> Adam
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I guess it's because the frontend can't tell whether the backend is
busy (transcoding or whatnot).  Also I'm not sure that shutting down
the backend lets it set up the 'wake up' function cleanly.

It's not a problem though.  Just set the backend to issue a shutdown
request on idle (in mythtvsetup).  Then you can exit the frontend and
go to sleep;  a short time later your computer will do the same.

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