[mythtv-users] Starting Myth TV without desktop environment (ie KDE) using WindowMaker instead.

Andy Grundman andy at hybridized.org
Wed Jan 14 18:34:24 EST 2004

>>On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Andy Grundman wrote:
>>>Here's what I do.  This might work better if you don't feel like 
>>>installing Gnome to get gdm.
>>>At the bottom of your startup file (I use Gentoo so it's 
>>>while 1; do su - mythtv -l -c '/usr/X11R6/bin/startx -- -dpi 100';
>>I tried this (on Fedora Core 1) because I liked the idea of eliminating 
>>the overhead of gdm... however, I kept running into console permission 
>>problems because of the non-root user starting startx.  I read the stuff
>>about making changes in /etc/security/console.perms but I never actually
>>got it to work.
>>Lance Tost <ltost at pobox.com>
 > Jim Chandler wrote:
 > Here a first cut of what I did under RedHat 9.  Jason's going to post 
 > to the instructions at some point.  If you use them, please provide
 > feedback.
 > login in about 2 sec as opposed to about 15-20 for KDE.
 > Jim

OK my script doesn't work.  It starts X but shows the xdm login screen 
instead of auto-logging in as the mythtv user.  Jim, I like your 
windowmamker solution and it's working for me, but it still doesn't 
solve the auto-login-on-boot issue.  Do you have to way to do that?

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