Console Lock - Solution??

ShrunkenNedShrunkenNed Registered User, Hog Beta
This is either a 'feature' or a 'bug' depending on your perspective.

Received a RHFB console from a different vendor. The usb keyboard supplied has computer shortcut buttons 'Sleep', 'Wake up', and 'Power'. Pressing the "Sleep", puts the computer to sleep; monitors go to black, fans stop spinning, faders/desktop inactive, but DMX REMAINS CAPTURED AT LAST LEVELS. As far as I could tell, the only way to wake the console back up is to press the console power button. (Re-pressing 'Sleep', 'Wakeup' and keyboard 'Power' had no effect.

The console is not actually 'shut down', because when you hit the console 'power' button, it restores to your last state (no login or boot) in about 20 seconds.

Would this be an acceptable way to lock the console for a walkaway? Or is it harmful since the fans turn off (is the hard drive still spinning, etc?). Anyone foresee any other potential problems?

If this is harmful, can the keyboard controls be disabled so it can't be pressed. Found a post from 2007 requesting this feature, but doesn't appear to be implemented.

Comments

  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    edited December 2011
    Scott

    This is a bug and I have logged it as Bug #15642.
    Thanks for the information.
    I would not perform this action as you could run into all kinds of different problems.
  • tymontymon Registered User
    edited December 2011
    DMX REMAINS CAPTURED AT LAST LEVELS

    Is it the last frame transmitted ovr and over, or do your fixtures just maintain last state?
  • ShrunkenNedShrunkenNed Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited December 2011
    Sorry, I was busy concentrating on how to get out of the state, so I didn't really investigate what the actual state was. It'll be after the holidays when I can recreate the scenario.
  • tymontymon Registered User
    edited December 2011
    It'll be after the holidays when I can recreate the scenario.

    Don't bother, I was just curious.
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