wake-up frontend via remote
After I got a $500 electric bill I'm re-thinking my power manager settings on all my PCs. Suspend works great on my primary frontend; it only takes approx 20 seconds to wake up. It was easy enough to add a "suspend" option to the mythdora menu. I'm having two issues w/ this setup.
The first is how to wake up the box. I would love to press any button on the remote and have the PC wake up. My mobo supports USB wakeups from S3 so theoretically this should work. If I run something like #echo USB2 >> /proc/acpi/wakeup the IR receiver becomes enabled to wakeup the PC. However as soon as the PC is in S3 it instantly wakes back up! I'm using the Streamzap receiver w/ an old Tivo peanut remote. Has anyone had luck doing this? Is it even possible w/ this receiver?
Second issue: If I run #echo USB0 >> /proc/acpi/wakeup then my USB RF keyboard will successfully bring the PC out of S3! The downside is it seems to press "return" about 30 times. If I put it to sleep from a terminal, it comes back up looking like someone had held down the enter key for a while. The problem gets worse when the suspend selection is made from the myth menu. It seems to wakeup, sleep, wakeup, sleep, and finally wakeup. I guess it sort-of works but it's not ideal.
My goal would be to have the power button on the remote setup in LIRC to suspend the PC. This will power off both the TV and the PC. Then hopefully any button would wakeup the PC, so the power button "should" turn on the TV and the PC. Has anyone come up w/ something slicker?