[mythtv-users] Running as root

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Sep 29 17:22:14 UTC 2006

Jason wrote:
> mgetty allows you to autologin as whoever you want.
> my inittab has the following line
> 1:2345:/sbin/mgetty --autologin myth tty1   (it used to be root, but I
> changed to myth. Rest assured root works just fine)
> and then my /etc/passwd has a shell script called startmyth for the myth
> users shell. The net impact is that the box boots, logs itself in,
> starts X, starts mythfrontend and if mythfrontend should crash, init
> re-logs in the myth user and starts it back up. Works very good.  Holler
> if you want more details.
> Jason

Thank you. I will play with that tonight and see if I can get myth todo 
a complete recovery from a power failure ( not presently possible).

              R. Geoffrey Newbury			

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