View Full Version : Problem with suspend system via MCE remote

December 20th, 2008, 08:10 PM
I was following this thread:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=675455
I'm trying to set up my HTPC to go to StandBy and resume via the MCE remote. I tested it and here is what I get:

backend@backend:~$ ~/.mythtv/mythscripts/suspend.sh
* Shutting down ALSA... [ OK ]
* Saving the system clock
/etc/acpi/sleep.sh: line 39: echo: write error: No such device
/etc/acpi/resume.d/17-video-restore.sh: line 5: /var/lib/acpi-support/vbestate: No such file or directory
Function not supported
* Setting the system clock
ifup: interface eth0 already configured
* Setting up ALSA... [ OK ]
FATAL: Module acpi_sbs not found.
FATAL: Module acpi_sbs not found.

Any ideas how to get it work?

December 21st, 2008, 09:04 PM
Any ideas?

December 22nd, 2008, 12:58 AM
I was able to control the monitor to work with the TV button

I edited /etc/rc.local and added irexec -d /root/.lircrc
in my .lircrc in my home directory I added

remote = mceusb
prog = irexec
button = TV
repeat = 4
config = /usr/local/bin/monitorpowerbutton.sh

and created /usr/local/bin/monitorpowerbutton.sh as follows:

code snip ----->


STATUS=`xset -q | grep "Monitor is" | awk '{print $3}'`

if [ "${STATUS}" = "On" ]
xset dpms force off
xset dpms force on
exit 0


If no one responds back to your message I will give it a go
with the suspend here in a few with the PC button and see if I
can't get it going.. I was thinking something similar to what
i did with the TV button to control the monitor could be done
with the pc for the PC button and using the shutdown script...?

December 25th, 2008, 08:54 PM
I believe it's the "Sleep" script. I tried to manually put the computer to "Sleep" and it didn't work. Hibernate and Shutdown works fine.

Any ideas?

December 26th, 2008, 04:46 PM

January 2nd, 2009, 05:36 PM
Well, for whatever reason my Suspend works fine now. I haven't really changed anything. So I am able to Suspend via the remote now. I'm using the /usr/share/mythtv/myth-halt.sh script and when I press the Power button on my remote, the machine goes to standby. Now I can't turn it back on with the remote though, I have to push the power button. At least i have some progress.

Any ideas why I can't turn on the PC via the remote?

uncle hammy
January 2nd, 2009, 10:02 PM
TO wake it up via the remote, you are going to find yourself very much at the mercy of your motherboard. It will all depend on what sort "wake on" options you have in your BIOS. You'll need a wake on usb, I suspect.

January 3rd, 2009, 03:41 AM
I do have WakeOnUSB and it's enabled. I also have Wake on mouse(set to double click) and Wake on Keyboard (set to any key). Something else that I noticed, after i suspend the PC with the remote, the IR only blinks if I press the Power button on my remote. Any other button doesn't register(no blinks).