[mythtv-users] Starting mythfrontend remotely via web

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Thu Feb 24 21:31:12 UTC 2011

On 24 February 2011 23:24, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 6:05 AM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>wrote:
>> On 2/24/2011 00:45, Wes Brown wrote:
>> > I think WOL is only used for turning on a computer that has shutdown,
>> > right?  I just want to start a program (mythfrontend) on an already
>> > running machine.
>> If you have no intention of having the machine automatically shut down,
>> why are you using mythwelcome in the first place.  The only purpose of
>> that program is to disconnect from the backend to allow shutdown, but
>> still provide a remote controllable menu to allow you to open the
>> frontend back up.
> Have you considered vnc?  At home I can access my mythtv box to start
> mythfrontend.  You should be able to from outside your home by configuring
> your router.  Bandwidth may be an issue, but if all you want to do is start
> the frontend it should work.
I used to have an irexec command to startup the mythfrontend if it happened
to crash and another to kill mythfrontend if it hung, haven't bothered
setting this up since migrating over to my imon remote.

 also these issues are much less frequent since 0.24


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