[mythtv-users] Exiting Frontend does not take you to mythwelcome, should it?

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Sep 14 14:52:06 UTC 2011

On 14/09/11 14:56, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 9/14/2011 09:21, Andrew Hughes wrote:
>> Im running mythbuntu, and when I exit the front end I end up on the
>> desktop. To shut the system down I have to manually run mythwelcome
>> and hit shutdown now. This is really annoying.
> The only reason to run mythwelcome is because you have a frontend and
> backend on the same machine.  The backend will not automatically shut
> down if there is a frontend connected to it, so mythwelcome runs in a
> non-blocking mode.  If you have a backend on the same machine, you
> should not be manually triggering a shutdown.  If you don't have a
> backend on the machine, then don't bother with mythwelcome at all.  Use
> the shutdown option on the popup to confirm you want to exit
> mythfrontend, or bind a button on your remote to shutdown directly.
...which shutdown options you get depends on a front-end setting, I forget 
which. You can set the exit popup to show certain combinations of cancel, just 
exit, reboot or shutdown. If you set that up the way you want it, you shouldn't 
need mythwelcome.


Mike Perkins

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