[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu becomes non-responsive after inactivity

James Crow james at ultratans.com
Mon Dec 29 20:59:03 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 11:56 -0800, Bill White wrote:
> When I said 'inactivity', I meant when the Myth box was sitting idle;
> neither being manipulated via an input, nor playing music or video.
> Fortunately, I do not have the issue where the screen fades to black
> in mid-play.
> When humans are not interacting with the box, then the display is
> turned off.  That is as it should be.  The problem is that once this
> happens that pushing on the remote, mouse or keyboard (short of
> switching consoles) will not awaken the output to the display.  I am
> reasonably certain that at that point the Myth box is completely
> active save for the screen.  

If you have ssh access try running irw and then pressing some buttons on
your remote to see if lirc is receiving events.

Also while the display is asleep ssh in and run this:

export DISPLAY=:0.0
xset q

The second command should tell you if the DPMS has been activated for
your display.

My system takes about 2-3 sec to wake once it is in sleep mode. I
normally press Up or Down on the remote twice wait a couple of secs and
I have my display back.


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