[RDD] Auto Recovery Question

James Harrison james at talkunafraid.co.uk
Fri May 4 20:56:06 EDT 2012

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Am I missing something here, or is there a reason why the user in the
studio can't just turn Rivendell off on the mixer?

I'm not aware of a graphical countdown app which behaves in the way you
want. And I'd avoid adding complexity to something which, when
unattended, really -has- to work, unless you really need to.

Running a graphical terminal window with a little script which echos
"CTRL + C TO STOP ME RUNNING RDAIRPLAY", sleeps 10s, then runs
rdairplay would be the way I'd go if I had to, though. Simple enough
and unlikely to go wrong.

James Harrison

On 05 May 2012 01:41:58, ltyndale at tyndaleweb.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been looking at the ability for auto-recovery after an unexpected
> reboot (such as a power failure and failed UPS, etc).
> The information in the Wiki is pretty straight forward - make sure BIOS
> is set to auto-on, Linux set for auto-login, and have a script / auto
> start which fires RDAirplay, loads the log for the day, and does a
> play-next.  Fairly straight forward, I've tested this and it works well.
> I'm probably overlooking some obvious application here, so if I am I
> apologize in advance.
> My question is - does anyone know of a Linux app which will 1) delay a
> settable amount of time before launching an app, and 2) while it is
> delaying, have a visual countdown indicator on the screen with a box you
> can click to cancel launching the app?  Ideally I'd like this app to be
> a graphical app.
> My reasoning - if an unexpected outage and reboot happens when someone
> is in the studio (and lets say - for example - they're playing a CD at
> time time while the computer reboots) I don't always want it to launch
> right into RDAirplay and start playing a log right away.  If someone is
> in the studio I'd like them to have a box pop up on the screen which
> says something like "Launching RDAirplay in XX seconds" (counting down -
> for this example let's say starting at 30 seconds, although this would
> be a setting).  There'd be a Cancel button that could be clicked to
> cancel.  Or if untouched it would launch RDAirplay using the command
> line which auto-loads and starts playing a log.
> I know something like this can be done with the sleep command in the
> command line (which you could always ctrl-break out of it) but I'm
> looking for the equivalent graphical app.
> I know I've seen something like this before but for some reason it slips
> my mind.
> Thanks
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