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

Ray Kinsella raykinsella78 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 21:32:02 UTC 2012

Hi Mark,

Agreed this is a great idea! The problem is that people forget to switch
off the frontend, blocking the ACPI shutdown. Having the frontend quit
after lack of activity would be a perfect, in the interim I am working
around it by killing the frontend at 1am with crontab.

Thanks for the pointer to mythwelcome, looks like it is going to work great.
This isn't enabled out of the box on mythubuntu, so I wasn't aware of it.


Ray K

On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 3:11 PM, Mark Lord <mythtv at rtr.ca> wrote:

> On 12-01-28 10:08 AM, Mark Lord wrote:
> > On 12-01-28 09:16 AM, Ray Kinsella wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> 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.
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