[mythtv-users] Mythwelcome always starts mythfrontend on boot.
chris at simmons.titandsl.co.uk
Wed Sep 3 18:29:41 UTC 2008
Hopefully someone can help me, I've had automatic shutdown/startup
mostly working for some time but I've never been able to persuade it to
not start the frontend on startup.
My system is a combined fontend/backend that automatically starts
mythwelcome on boot. What I'd ideally like to do is this:-
1) Mythwelcome starts frontend if user turns machine on
2) Mythwelcome doesn't start frontend if auto-starts for scheduled
recording - and hence will shut down when the recording finishes.
3) Auto-shutdowns when idle: sets the wakeup time for the next recording
using rtc and shuts the machine down.
So I've got 1) and 3) working but it *always* starts the frontend so 2)
never happens, meaning it tends to stay on all night if it wakes up to
record something, say. I got the impression that this isn't supposed to
happen as it renders the whole exercise somewhat pointless...
I've tried to follow the settings in the wiki
(http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/ACPI_Wakeup) towards the bottom
for rtc with no luck but maybe I spannered it up. I've tried other
settings too, its all quite confusing as there's seemingly two places
you can configure all this, one using mythtv-setup and another using
mythshutdown --setup and its as clear as mud what they do, which are
Also I've set the 'Startup command' in mythtv-setup to dump the $status
to a file and it will contain "auto" some (all?) of the time. I
presumed this is what mythwelcome is using to decide whether to start
the frontend but who knows?
Thanks for your help!
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