[mythtv-users] Shutdown Issue - Need Help

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 20:36:05 UTC 2012

On 11/27/2012 02:13 PM, Jeff Hatfield wrote:
> When It doesn’t work - The problem comes in once the MythTv backend has
> been used.  Once it has recorded something, or I’ve used the frontend to
> watch a show, it will never shutdown again until I reboot.  It’s as if once
> the backend has been used to do something there is something loaded that
> keeps it from being idle.
 > Any suggestions or troubleshooting tips are much appreciated.


When the backend is in the "It doesn't work" mode, type:

   mythshutdown --check -v general --loglevel info

The last line(s) could help, and might look similar to this:

   2012-11-27 14:25:28.489279 I  Mythshutdown: --status returned: 16
   2012-11-27 14:25:28.489325 I  Mythshutdown: --check returned: 1

The return value must be 0 for shutdown to happen.

Starting the backend with the -v idle,system could give you some
clues if the above doesn't help.


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