[mythtv-users] Starting up mythfrontend automatically?

joggl jochen.kuehner at gmx.de
Mon Dec 26 17:48:16 EST 2005

i use rungetty in inittab for autologin!

and i use no windowmanger.

i start xinit with mythfrontend, fastet way...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Piers Kittel" <mythtv at biased.org>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 11:38 PM
Subject: [mythtv-users] Starting up mythfrontend automatically?

> Hello all,
> Am using Debian Stable (Sarge) with MythTV from SVN.  Trying to start up 
> mythfrotnend automatically on a frontend.  Was using GDM (for autologin) 
> and Windowmaker.  After faffing around and breaking a lot of things and 
> fixing them - I decided to RTFM(!) the mythtv's own docs rather than 
> using GDM/Windowmaker docs (even following their guide to the letter - 
> auto startup doesn't work annoyingly enough).  Anyway, noticed that the 
> MythTV docs has instructions on startup for fvwm and blackbox, so 
> decided to install fvwm, followed the commands found here:
> http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-23.html#ss23.11
> to the letter, restarted GDM and logged in and fvwm just sat there doing 
> nothing, just showing a blue background - tho I could start xterm and 
> run the frontend manually.  Prodded everything a few times, then decided 
> to kill GDM, use "startx" in terminal and lo, and behold, mythfrontend 
> starts up automatically and quickly (better than using GDM I guess). 
> Restarting GDM and logging into fvwm using the same user doesn't work.
> So, my question is how to start mythfrontend after GDM auto logs in?  Or 
> if that's not possible or it's better/faster not to use GDM, how do I 
> get mythfrontend/fvwm to start up automatically at boot up without 
> having to log in and/or type in "mythfrontend" ?
> Also is it possible to contribute to the mythtv docs, and if so, how? 
> Obviously the section in the mythtv docs in the URL I pasted above needs 
> expanding slightly!  I'd be happy to contribute to docs.
> Thanks very much for your help in advance.
> Regards - Piers
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