[mythtv-users] Going directly to TV output

Buechler, Mark R Mark_R_Buechler at bausch.com
Fri Jul 9 14:55:04 EDT 2004

Set your configuration to boot to a test console. Then I have the following
in my inittab:

# Xserver (MythTV setup)
X:5:respawn:su root -c "/usr/X11R6/bin/xinit"

Replace 'root' with the userid you normally run MythTV as. Then setup a file
~/.xinitrc. Mine contains the following:

# $Xorg: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.3 2000/08/17 19:54:30 cpqbld Exp $


export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin:/opt/kde3/bin
export QTDIR=/opt/qt32
export HOME=/root

# merge in defaults and keymaps

if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
    xrdb -merge $sysresources

if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
    xmodmap $sysmodmap

if [ -f $userresources ]; then
    xrdb -merge $userresources

if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
    xmodmap $usermodmap

xset -dpms s off &
#xset s off &
xset s blank
xset s 300
xsetroot -solid black &
irxevent &
blackbox &
/opt/mns/mythtv/bin/mythfrontend >/var/log/mythfrontend.log

Then type at a root console: 

kill -HUP 1

You may want to replace 'blackbox' with the windowmanager of your choice.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hans Rasmussen [mailto:hans at hpras.gotdns.org] 
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 2:40 PM
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Subject: [mythtv-users] Going directly to TV output

Hi All.

It took a while, and I learned alot, and I managed to PO the wife quite a
bit, but I managed to get a stable Mythtv Box up and running.  I searched
the archives and couldn't get the right set of words together so here's the

To increase the WAF (wife approval factor) from the miniscule amount it is
now, it would be nice if after a reboot, and mythfrontend comes
automatically up, if it could one time go directly to TV out instead of
having to hit OK or enter twice.  Any ideas on this.  Thanks muchly


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