[mythtv-users] adding a 'shutdown button' to myth exit menu
mythtv at skunkeye.com
Wed Jan 28 18:49:32 EST 2004
On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Chris Petersen wrote:
> > Myth already has this option, but if you're running a machine that has a
> > backend on it, the option is disabled (to prevent you from shutting the
> > machine down while a scheduled recording is going on, I think).
> I was wondering why that went away. So what happens when you actually
> want to shut the machine down, and have disabled all other logins, etc?
> (not that I do/have, but I'm curious).
I guess the idea is, don't do that. Always leave SSH or telnet running so
you can get in (just good practice, anyway, since security isn't generally
going to be an issue with Myth boxes, and you could get into a situation
where the console is frozen but the system is still running). Or you
could just re-enable it in the source and use it only in emergencies.
Probably the best solution would be to have this be a configurable option.
Have the button gone by default on the master backend, as it is now, but
allow the user to turn the button back on if they wish to and understand
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