[mythtv-users] Help Using Linksys router and OpenWRT to, wakeup my Myth box
come se fosse antani
antani at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 09:49:46 UTC 2006
On 12/5/06, McNally <mcnallychris at pobox.com> wrote:
> Santana wrote:
> > ------------------------------
> > Message: 20
> > Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 11:00:49 +0100
> > From: "come se fosse antani" <antani at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Help Using Linksys router and OpenWRT to
> > wakeup my Myth box
> > On 12/3/06, McNally <mcnallychris at pobox.com> wrote:
> >> > I need some help / scripts to run on my router to receive the next
> >> > wakeup time from MythTV.
> >> >
> >> > I flashed my Linksys WRT54G to run Linux/OpenWRT instead of the
> >> standard
> >> > Firmware.
> >> > All of that was quite easy. I really want to be able to wake up the
> >> > MythBox and let it shutdown when it's not recording.
> > I solved that issue on my environment using:
> > - a combination of "cron" and "at" on my 24x7 box
> > - setting a really simple command in mythtv-setup
> > You' ve to tell mythtv to create pre shutdown a file in an nfs shared
> > dir on your router: in that file you've to write the wakeup time with
> > this syntax (hh:mm MM/DD/YYYY).
> > Please note that:
> > - the hour and time format is case sensitive (for mythtv, I think that
> > was hh:MM mm/DD/YYYY) and you've to insert it in mythtv-setup
> > - the set wakeup time command is: echo $time (defined as above) >
> > /mnt/nfs_shared_partition_on_the_router/wakeuptime
> > then, on your router:
> > insert a cron job that check for the "wakeuptime" file created from
> > the mythbox, for example every 30 minutes, and queue the "wakeonlan"
> > command, with at
> > */30 * * * * root echo 'wakeonlan MACAddressMythBox' | at 'cat
> > /mnt/wakeuptime'
> > please note that the ' quotes ' used with "at" are not the same showed
> > above, but the "backquotes"... I've an italian keyboard now and I
> > don't know how to type it!
> > If you've problems, I can have more details later; now I don't have my
> > mythbox here.
> > Hope this helps,
> > antani
> Thank you Antoni! that sounds easy enough. Creating the file in the Myth
> shutdown sounds good. I will probably sip it, because I don't have NFS
> on the router. Nor do I have the'at' package, I'll look for it and if
> not then I will just check the date in the cron job and wake up the Myth
> Backend if it's time and delete the file. Thanks for the help.
I posted an howto (sorry, it's in italian but there is a screenshot
and perhaps babelfish can do a good job) in this forum
and soon on my blog, orangeek dot org
Anyway at the end there is a link to the wiki page that inspired me
(is pretty different but the idea is the same; it uses netcat instead
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