Author Topic: Some kind of a sleeptimer for mds  (Read 1601 times)

augalex

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Some kind of a sleeptimer for mds
« on: December 30, 2007, 08:35:54 am »
Hy guys,

I tried to find a solution on my own, but as you can see (I'm posting...), no luck...

The Question is:

Wouldn't it be nice, if a md shuts down after watching a movie or a playlist or at a certain time?


Maybe I'm just thinking in the wrong direction.....

Thnx

augalex

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Re: Some kind of a sleeptimer for mds
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2007, 08:41:55 am »
I don't think it's a good idea to shutdown the MD completely..
I DO agree a 'Monitor OFF' would be a good idea..
Currently if you're connected to a TV, the MD will turn the TV off in 15 minutes of non-use...

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Re: Some kind of a sleeptimer for mds
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007, 11:58:51 am »
anyone have any idea how one could dim a computer monitor? I sense it would have to be some sort of device that communicated with the desktop manager? Im new to linux so pardon me if I sound cracked out. i've been trying to figure this out for a while.

as far as the sleep timer, thats easy. Im going to post in the wiki how to setup timed events and whatnot. will be done later today. its sleepytime here in La :o
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Re: Some kind of a sleeptimer for mds
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007, 05:42:48 pm »
An orbiter turns DPMS off when it starts.  In the next version this action should be moved to LaunchOrbiter.sh where it can be commented out or modified.  For now you can run something like:
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xset -display :0 dpms 300 600 1200 (times are in seconds see the "xset" manpage) somewhere after the orbiter gets (re-)started.
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Re: Some kind of a sleeptimer for mds
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2007, 11:27:19 pm »
Zaerc,

Nice Post!  To the point, with suggestions..

It's nice when we find out a bit more 'under the hood'..

Thanks!

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