[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR Power Button Daemon 0.0.1

Manuel Reimer manuel.reimer at gmx.de
Wed Mar 27 18:44:28 CET 2013

Hello List,

I have written a small daemon, which can replace acpid on VDR systems and was 
written with dedicated VDR systems in mind.

Core Features:
- Faster than acpid with all the required external scripts.
- Emergency reboot feature. You don't loose the power button as safe emergency
   exit button. Just press it four times within three seconds and a clean reboot
   is triggered.
- Very easy to set up. If you want, you can just copy the "vdrpbd" file to your
   VDR system and execute it. VDR should react to the power button immediately!
- Systemd integration. If systemd is detected, then vdrpbd tries to register
   itself as "power button inhibitor". The module "Net::DBus" is required for
   this to work.

Note that it requires an up-to-date kernel, as the only supported way, to access 
the power button, is the input layer. There is no "netlink" support and I also 
won't add it.

Download from here:

To post bug reports and feature requests, you may use the ticket system here:

Or just answer to this mail and tell me about your opinion and/or give feature 


Manuel Reimer

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