[mythtv-users] 'mythtv is idle' and wont auto shutdown/suspend

Anthony Messina amessina at messinet.com
Sun Aug 7 03:06:17 UTC 2011

On 08/06/2011 08:59 PM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> On 11-08-06 01:38 PM, Tim Draper wrote:
>> > i've just added a second mythtv pc; FE only, to my existing FE/BE setup that would suspend when left idle.
>> > however, now when the FE-only machine shuts down (initiating 'shutdown' from the menu in mythfrontend) the BE still seems to think the FE-only machine is still connected.
> How long have you waited after the FE shuts down?  In my experience it
> takes the backend between 2.5 and 3h to "time out" an FE that has gone
> AWOL.  IOW, once a FE connects, the backend will continue to assume it's
> on and connected for somewhere between 2.5 and 3h and prevent it's own
> shutdown for that time.
>> > restarting the 'mythbackend' process seens to clear the lock, but thats not very convenient!
> Indeed, on both counts.

I've had moderate success with:
mythshutdown --lock
mythshutdown --unlock

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