[mythtv-users] Mythwelcome and ACPI wake up

Craig Huff huffcslists at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 17:39:23 UTC 2007

On Nov 8, 2007 11:28 AM, fb517255 at skynet.be <fb517255 at skynet.be> wrote:
> Gents,
> It's already a long time that I am trying to make a nice mythtv box.
> Almost everything works correctly except the mythwelcome part.
> What's happening? When mythtv does a shutdown it writes
> to /roc/acpi/alarm and my pc wakes up correctly on the desired time.In
> the start-up of the user I have made mythwelcome start automatically.
> The strange this is that I don't have the mythwelcome screen but only
> the mythfrontend which blocks the pc to do a shutdown after the
> recording. What's going wrong?
> Can somebody point me in the right direction please.
> command used for start-up (added in .gnomerc)
> sleep 10 && mythfrontend -v all > /tmp/mythfrontend.log 2>&1&
> (log to big to be attached but I don't see anything special i it.)
> in the logfile mythbacked.log I found something like recordingstarting
> in less as 15 min so auto start-up assumed.
> mythwelcome settings:
> nvram-wakeup command: sudo /usr/binMythWakeTime.sh
> command to reboot: sudo shutdown -h -r -now
> command to run to start the frontend: /usr/bin/mythfrontend
> mythtv-setup settings
> idle timeout: 300
> max. wait time fro recording:5
> Startup before rec:300
> wakeup time format: yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss
> Set wakeuptime command: sudo /usr/binMythWakeTime.sh $time
> server halt command: sudo mythshutdown --shutdown
> The script /usr/binMythWakeTime.sh is a simple batch that writes its
> arguments to /proc/acpi/alarm which seems to work as the pc wakes
> correctly.
You probably have the box checked to make mythwelcome automatically
start mythfrontend when it (mythwelcome) starts.  IIRC, it is in one of
the two configuration dialogs accessible from the mythwelcome screen.
One is accessed with the "i" key, the other with the F11 key.

If this is your problem, you should end up in mythwelcome if you exit
from mythfrontend.


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