[vdr] VDR shutdown question

Norbert Goebel egalus at gmx.de
Mon Jul 16 16:20:31 CEST 2007


Norbert Goebel schrieb:
> Hi,
>
> as always it's a problem of knowing how to do what you want to do.
> I for example am trying and trying to get rid of the onscreen message 
> "Taste drücken, um Ausschalten abzubrechen" automatically, but somehow 
> commands like
> $svdrpsend HITK Ok > /dev/nulll &
> with svdrpsend=/usr/lib/vdr/svdrpsend.pl
>
> do not get through to vdr when issued in a shutdown-hook script (debian 
> vdr), but work flawlessly when issued by hand.
> Any suggestions on that problem?
>
> My biggest problem might be understanding how to make an intelligent 
> shutdownscript for vdr and there are almost no examples given - if you 
> got a longer "example" I would be glad to learn from it ;)
>
> Regards,
> Norbert
>
>   

Hi,

after some more trial and error I recognized, that the shutdown-hooks 
are called after the timeout for a key-press to abort the shutdown by 
hand has accured.
This leads to 5 minutes "Taste drücken, um Ausschalten abzubrechen" 
being displayed on screen, so sending a key with svdrp to kill this 
annoying message (at least in times where a shutdown is not allowed due 
to shutdown-hooks) is no option.
Even trying to handle the situation in a shutdown-hook at all is no 
option as they seem to be called after the "key-press to abort 
shutdown"-timeout.

Seems like I have to options to work around this
a) with a cron script sending svdrp HITK messages every minute as long 
as shutdowns are not wanted
b) with a plugin creating fake activity while shutdowns are not wanted

Regards,
Norbert



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