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[Lcdproc] Onexit=1 not working Ubuntu 9.10

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  • From: fblack947 at (jk)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] Onexit=1 not working Ubuntu 9.10
  • Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 09:12:48 -0800 (PST)

Jarod, you've become my source for lirc knowledge (:} )
... do you know if the behaviour described below has been investigated by the
lirc team? I'm nearly 100% positive that it's not a problem with lcdproc.
(Well, other than the fact that lcdproc relies upon the lirc usb driver...)

George, more info below...

----- Original Message ----
> From: George < at>
> Cc: lcdproc at
> Sent: Sat, February 27, 2010 11:22:59 AM
> Subject: Re: [Lcdproc] Onexit=1 not working Ubuntu 9.10
> ...
> > - Are you checking the "OnExit" actions by shutting down the computer
> > or by shutting down LCDd? ( "sudo /etc/init.d/LCDd stop" is the
> > easiest way to check the exit behavior)
> I was checking it by shutting down the computer. When I shutdown the
> LCDd down it seems to be working perfectly.
> However when shutting down the computer, it seems that the action OnExit
> takes place, but after a second or so the display is kind of reset. For
> example, when setting onexit=2 so the LCD is switch off, during the
> shutdown process the LCD is shutdown, but as soon as it ends the
> backlight is back on.
> I have an Antec Fusion Remote Black. Is this a normal behaviour when
> using this case?


"In many systems, the LCD backlight will remain on after the system is
This behavior remains a mystery - somehow the lcd recieves a reset command (or
similar) AFTER LCDd is stopped."

It's a known issue, with an unknown solution. Since it behaves correctly
when stopping the service, I don't believe that it's a problem, nor fixable,
in lcdproc. It could be lirc, or it could be some other wackiness in
Ubuntu's shutdown process.

There's a launchpad report (ubuntu bug system) filed on it (maybe by you?):

I've added some info to that bug report.


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