[mythtv-users] Gentoo n00b needing advice!
rpooser at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 10:12:06 EST 2005
Paul V. Gratz wrote:
>On Wednesday 30 November 2005 08:25 pm, stephen wrote:
>>>Yup - that's what I'm running. Now if I can only figure out how to
>>>get it to auto-login and startx automatically.
>>I'm using evilwm for a window manager on gentoo, and used some info from
>>this site to get the autologin working:
>>There's probably an easier way, but this worked great for me.
>A simpler, yet arguably slightly more bloated route is to install gdm
>and use its menu system to setup autologin for a particular account.
>I did this with fluxbox as that account's window manager. Then I
>setup fluxbox to launch mythfrontend and everything is set. Sure
>there is some gtk and etc bloat but for a noob its much easier to
>setup than messing with arcane stuff like inittab .xsession or
>.xinitrc. Plus, IMHO its less brittle than scriptifying it.
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If autologon is your problem, then I guess you need a 'dm, but I think
even xdm will do.
But if you just want to run mythtv after logging on, you don't need any
window manager at all.
Just put "mythfrontend &" in your .xinitrc and whatever options you want
before that and mythfrontend runs without any window manager. Then you
have no memory footprint if you're worried about that kind of thing.
With 512MB of RAM myth will do pretty much anything you ever wanted it
to along with running gnome without a swap so I don't see why memory
footprint would be much of a problem though. Start up time for KDE is
pretty long, but for something like gnome it's a couple of seconds max.
I have it set up to use gdm and then autologon, start gnome, and
autostart mythfrontend after a few other things, but I have an
alternative setup where no gdm or anything starts, I log in and hit
startx and mythfrontend appears after 1 second.
I don't know a lot about the autologging on and off in linux but a long
time ago it seems I saw something that will autolog you on without a
'dm. If that's so, there are other ways to autostart x then like
putting it in the rc for your shell I believe.
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