[mythtv-users] MythBackend will not idle with MythFrontend connected

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Jan 28 16:45:13 UTC 2012

On 01/28/2012 10:11 AM, Mark Lord wrote:
> On 12-01-28 10:08 AM, Mark Lord wrote:
>> On 12-01-28 09:16 AM, Ray Kinsella wrote:
>>> Using mythtv .23 on mythubuntu.
>>> I have a problem where the Mythtbackend will not idle while the Frontend is
>>> connected.
>> That is exactly how it is supposed to work!
>> If a frontend is connected (running), then the backend won't shut down.
>> Otherwise it would be very difficult to watch anything.  :)
> I suppose a better way for this to work might be to have mythfrontend
> "time out" after XX minutes of no activity, and disconnect from the
> backend to allow shutdown to happen.  But still remain running,
> and auto-reconnect if any UI activity happens (eg. input received
> from keyboard / remote-control).
> MMmm... I might just patch my copy here to work that way.
> Seems logical enough.

Please talk with Stuart Morgan, first, as he's basically done this and 
there are issues related to MythWelcome involved in making such a 
change.  These issues are why the (simple) change hasn't yet been pushed 
to master.


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