[mythtv-users] Start X and mythfrontend on boot

Colin Smillie csmillie at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 23:32:59 EDT 2004

Hi Eric,
I'm not sure I fully understand what you want but I think you can use
the login manager to do what you want.  I've never done this on FC2
but on FC1 you can have the gdm or kdm auto-login a user.  This is
accessible via the KDE control center ( settings->control center ) in
the system adinistralion->login manager.   The only down side that if
you ever screw your default login you might have some problems
accessing the machine.  As a result I have set to a 20s login, so I
can override if I need to.


On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 19:52:25 -0700, Eric Thelin <eric.thelin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just rebuilt my mythtv box and changed distributiions from gentoo to
> fedora core 2.  I followed Jarod's howto and everything works.  But I
> am not very happy with the gdm method of autologin.  My problem is
> that if mythfrontend crashs or I restart X I get a login prompt.  I
> want to simply login as a non-root user and start mythtv everytime X
> starts.  I had this working previously by putting a script in
> /etc/inittab that did a su to the user and then ran startx (with stdin
> and stdout redirect from ttys).  This worked great.  But on FC2 I just
> get an error message about no privileges to open a console or
> something like that.  And a non-root user can't even run startx.  I
> assume this is some new security feature but I don't like it.  So are
> there any other ways to start x that will work with permissions better
> or does anyone know what permissions I need to grant to be able to
> start X as a user?
> Eric
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