[mythtv-users] Questions about automated shutdown/startup...

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Feb 5 21:49:47 UTC 2009

On Feb 5, 2009, at 12:54 PM, Vladimir Shved wrote:

> I was looking for a script which would monitor LIRC, through cron
> maybe?, if no commands recieved within X amount of time then play
> sound for 30seconds, if no input received after sound, initiate
> shutdown. For me ideal solution would be similar but also would
> display a message but its just impossible, I don't think there is an
> interface for scripts to display message at any screen, especially
> when you're using external program to play something, like mplayer,
> xine and etc.

You want the xosd library (and the binary xosd_cat) to display  
messages on an x display over anything else that's happening.

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