[mythtv-users] Start X and mythfrontend on boot

David Collett david.collett at dart.net.au
Wed Sep 15 00:37:20 EDT 2004

Heres a great method I recently found which fulfills your requirements:


I am using it because I dont even *have* gdm or kdm on my myth box


On Wed, 2004-09-15 at 12:52, Eric Thelin 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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