[mythtv-users] can't shutdown from frontend after recent 0.23-fixes update?

Jack Perveiler perveilerj at gmail.com
Sat Jun 26 13:47:38 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 10:28 PM, Ginsu Squirrel
<ginsu.squirrel at gmail.com>wrote:

>  On 06/25/2010 06:46 PM, Jack Perveiler wrote:
> Hello,
> After a recent update of 0.23-fixes (don't know the original rev, but the
> new one is r25154) I lost the ability to shutdown my remote,  diskless
> frontend with the system exit key.  It's set to "esc", and if I hit "esc"
> from the main menu I do get the 3-item dialog box (Are you sure you want to
> exit? No, Yes, Yes and Shutdown).
> "No" indeed cancels, and "Yes" indeed closes mythfrontend.  "Yes and
> Shutdown does" nothing (neither exits mythfrontend nor shuts down the
> system).
> Any hints?  I haven't changed any settings so I'm guessing something
> changed underneath me when i updated the myth packages.  I'm certain I'm not
> providing enough information, but I honestly don't know what to provide that
> would be relevant.  Here's the full version information:
> mythfrontend --version
> xprop:  unable to open display ''
> Please attach all output as a file in bug reports.
> MythTV Version   : 25154
> MythTV Branch    : branches/release-0-23-fixes
> Network Protocol : 56
> Library API      : 0.23.201000617-1
> QT Version       : 4.5.2
> Options compiled in:
>  linux debug using_oss using_alsa using_pulse using_jack using_pulseoutput
> using_backend using_dvb using_firewire using_frontend
> using_glx_proc_addr_arb using_hdhomerun using_hdpvr using_iptv using_ivtv
> using_joystick_menu using_libudev using_lirc using_mheg using_opengl_video
> using_opengl_vsync using_qtwebkit using_v4l using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv
> using_xvmc using_xvmc_vld using_xvmcw using_bindings_perl
> using_bindings_python using_opengl using_vdpau using_ffmpeg_threads
> using_libavc_5_3 using_live using_mheg
> Is there a database setting saying what should happen with the "Yes and
> shutdown" exit is selected?  I see a few options for server shutdown scripts
> etc, but their descriptions (and names) suggest that they're for shutting
> down/waking up remote backends and not frontends.  I'm happy to be told
> otherwise though ;)
> Thanks,
> --Jack
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>  If you have no configuration option to set what Shutdown does, it sounds
> like you are using the Mythbuntu packages.  They force you to use dbus as
> the only shutdown/reboot options, and the dbus shutdown is currently
> broken.  See http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/8556
Yes, I'm running Mythbuntu, although my myth packages are from JYA's release

I'm admittedly ignorant of most of what bug 8556 is saying though... for
educational purposes can you clarify a bit?

1) How do the mythbuntu packages force you to use dbus?
2) Is the dbus shutdown brokenness due to myth, or to something else in the
mythbuntu environment?
3) Looks like the fix in 8556 is a patch to configure... isn't configure
only used at compile time?  Are you saying that the packages themselves are
broken because when they were built configure didn't detect something
correctly on the packager's system?
4) "If you have no configuration option to set what Shutdown does" implies
that other people have such configuration options.  Is this a side effect of
a bad build due to configure doing the wrong thing, or are they just missing
a script the database is pointing to (or similar)?

Thanks again,

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