[mythtv-users] Thinking of switching distros - from Gentoo to Mythbuntu

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 17:37:48 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 9:31 AM, Josh White <jaw1959 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 6:57 AM, James Stembridge <jstembridge at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 11:45 AM, Josh White <jaw1959 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> Um, mythbuntu *does* re-autologin and start mythfrontend if it dies.
>> >
>> > Really?  Mine doesn't (unless maybe after a power outage)...how do you
>> > enable this feature?
>> Don't have access to my setup at this particular moment but as far as
>> I can remember it's provided by the ubuntu-mythtv-frontend package. It
>> provides an auto-login setup for gdm and an mythtv xsession that
>> automatically start mythwelcome or mythfrontend depending on
>> configuration.
> I think the difference here is that if the entire machine "dies" as in,
> reboots, it will autologin and go directly into mythfrontend when it starts,
> but if the mythfronend application dies, and your left looking at your
> desktop, the mythbuntu will not automatically launch a new instance of
> mythfrontend, where the Gentoo setup would.  Do I have that right?

correct, by default that is what mythbuntu does.

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