[mythtv-users] Best front-end machine?

Joey Morris rjmorris at nc.rr.com
Sun Sep 4 17:36:07 UTC 2011

"Kris B." <krisbee at krisbee.com> wrote on Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 11:25:36AM -0400:
> On Sun, 04 Sep 2011 08:35 -0400, "Joey Morris" <rjmorris at nc.rr.com>
> wrote:
> > Brendan Pike <brendan at dbinformatics.com.au> wrote on Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at
> > 02:52:24PM +0930:
> > > Isn't it a bit slow booting from a USB unless your using USB3 maybe?
> > 
> > I have two frontends booting from USB2 sticks. I haven't timed them,
> > but I'd guess they take about 1-2 minutes to boot. That's too slow for
> > me, so I suspend them when not in use. They wake from suspend almost
> > instantly.
> I am always curious to find out how people suspend and what their
> timeouts are...  would you mind sharing?
> At the moment, I just run my computer 24/7 on the front end, but this is
> a small form factor desktop, so it does hog energy.
> I have my Live TV time out at 1.5 hrs, but I still haven't dabbled in
> any suspending yet.

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "how" people suspend, but I
suspend by mapping the Power key on my remote to the command sudo
pm-suspend (using irexec). Or I choose Suspend from the desktop menu
if I'm outside of MythTV at the time. No timeouts are involved.

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