[mythtv-users] how to make idle frontend exit?
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Mon Jul 9 20:21:44 UTC 2012
Petr Stehlik wrote:
> Petr Stehlik píše v Ne 08. 07. 2012 v 13:39 +0200:
>> Hi all,
>> in the new 0.25 mythfrontend there's an idle timer.
> Michael and Thomas, thank you for your suggestions that are good for
> MythTV < 0.25. I used to be using similar screensaver based system at
> that time.
I'm using my method in 0.25.
> Now, in the new v0.25 release (as I explicitly mentioned in my first
> mail) there is a complete support for "idling". Mythfrontend watches
> user activity and when it's idle its countdown timer starts. And when it
> reaches zero it automagically turns the screen off.
I wasn't aware of that new function. I just looked at it and it doesn't
seem to do what you want. In fact, it doesn't seem to do anything on a
frontend only machine apart from writing something in mythfrontend.log.
I set it to 1 minute and the screen stayed unchanged after 7 minutes
now. I don't want to test it on my FE/BE right now as it is recording.
What is it supposed to do? Should it not add a value to the exit code
when running "mythshutdown -s" if the frontend is idle? Then you should
look into the mythtv-setup and change the "ServerHaltCommand".
> That is great, but I don't want to save just the screen so I am
> searching for a way to modify the default behavior of the new 0.25 idle
So what's wrong with my "workaround"? It does exactly what you want. The
only difference is that you set the time in xscreensaver and not in
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