[mythtv] [Fwd: Your message to mythtv-dev awaits moderator approval]

Calvin Harrigan mythtv-dev@snowman.net
08 Dec 2002 16:37:31 -0500


On Sun, 2002-12-08 at 15:19, Alex Krohn wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> >     I have been using MythTV for a while now and have been quite
pleased
> > with it.  Over the weekend I've ran into two questions that I would
like
> > to bounce off you guys.
> > 
> > 1.  Are any of you using autologin for your mythtv boxen?  If so how
did
> > you accomplish this.  I am not running KDE or GNOME, so using them
to
> > autologin is not an option.  I'm currently running myth on a gentoo
1.2
> > setup.  Using TWM as the windows manager.
> 
> Add something like:
> 
>     su - alex --login -c /usr/X11R6/bin/startx
> 
> to your /etc/conf.d/local.start file to autologin. Then you can put
> mythfrontend in your .xinitrc to auto start myth when x starts.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Alex
> 
> -- 
> Alex Krohn <alex@gossamer-threads.com>
> 
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Thanks, that took care of the auto login question.  I was trying
something similar: su - mythtv -c /usr/X11R6/bin/startx   
It did not work, complained about not finding xauth and xinit programs. 
I knew it was a path problem and started editing start x to use full
paths.  I was getting close until I read your solution.  --login made
all the difference.

Thanks again.

Calvin