[mythtv-users] Mythwelcome wakes up the backend

MartinG gronslet at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 20:14:07 UTC 2007

On 9/25/07, Paul Harrison <mythtv at dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
> Basically you can't do what you want without modifying the code in
> welcomedialog.cpp

Thanks Paul, you just saved me a day of frustration. I certainly do
not have the skills to edit the .cpp file, but I will probably just
make a couple of scripts to work around the "problem":
* On the frontend, I can have a shutdown script that simply does a
"killall mythwelcome"
* I can have a desktop background wallpaper with the text: "Press the
powerbutton to watch TV." or something.
* In my .lircrc I can have the powerbutton to invoke a
semi-intelligent script that checks if mythfrontend/mythwelcome is
running, if not, it will start mythwelcome. Hm, before that, it can
check if the BE is alive, and if not, it can send a WOL (WakeOnLAN)
package to the BE and show a countdown dialog (with kdialog in my

Anyways, if any devs are reading this, please consider putting that
extra intelligence into mythwelcome.cpp in the next version :)

best regards,

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