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

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Sun Jan 29 03:46:06 UTC 2012

On 12-01-28 11:45 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> 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.

I think if mythfrontend were to behave like this (timeout, disconnect),
then there would be no need for mythwelcome to exist at all.

I don't use mythwelcome here anyway.


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