[vdr] VDR shutdown question
egalus at gmx.de
Sun Jul 15 12:18:44 CEST 2007
does vdr (especially version 1.4.7 as I am using this right now) tell
the shutdownscript in any way what caused the shutdown-request (pressing
the poweroff button on fb or the idle timer)?
I am asking this cause I switched from 24/7 to nvram-wakeup and it (in
the form it is implemented today) failed the waf-test.
My wife (and somehow me too) does not like the behaviour of VDR that
there is no way to choose a timeperiod where the idletimer is inactive.
Let's say you like the comfort of 24/7 but nevertheless want to save
some energy. Normally vdr is not used between 0:00 and 8:00, so it could
be off at these times (but only if no recordings are to be done).
During 8:01 - 23:59 we don't want vdr to idle-shutdown (but manual
shutdowns should still work).
For this it would be nice to have
a) a direct vdr feature (like no idletimer from x to y (and maybe more
than one range)) or
b) a way to distinguish between manual shutdown and idletimer shutdown
in the shutdownscript.
Today we can choose between
a) a long idletimeout (but that also leads to long unused uptimes in the
middle of the night after a recording)
b) short idletimeout (which is annoying cause you always have to tell
vdr to keep alive)
c) a shutdown-hook that disables shutdowns from 8-24 (which a) still
can't stop the annoying message to appear on screen and b) will stop
manual shutdowns from working too)
So somehow I see a missing feature here ;)
Many thanks for your answers,
More information about the vdr