[mythtv-users] What flavor of Linux are you using?

Yianni Vidalis yiannividalis at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 20 07:03:18 UTC 2009

> Actually, I have my frontend setup to start automatically without ever
> actually logging in, as such, at all. I just have this in my
> /etc/inittab, in place of one of the original existing virtual
> terminals:
> c1:12345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty1 linux
> c2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty2 linux
> c3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty3 linux
> c4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty4 linux
> c5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty5 linux
> #c6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 tty6 linux
> c6:2345:respawn:/usr/bin/openvt -fwc 2 -- /bin/su -l -c
> "/usr/bin/startx> /dev/null" mythtv
> The original console line there is commented out. Then all you need
> to do is to get mythfrontend to start as part of that window manager
> session. I use fluxbox and have ~/mythtv/.fluxbox/startup set to
> start mythfrontend.
> That also respawns if it stops for any reason, so in the event of any
> sort of rare freeze or whatever, ctrl-alt-backspace restarts the
> frontend.
> I've actually never even set a password for the mythtv user.
> Tom

On my main frontend I am using Debian 5 because I found an easy guide for setting up myth + s2api on that distro. I did something similar to your setup, (I think I first saw it in knoppmyth):
I copied the mythtv.desktop shortcut to /usr/share/xsessions so Mythtv is an available Session like KDE and Gnome. With autologin enabled the system boots directly to mythfrontend.
I have also installed myth on my other systems, opensuse 11.2 and 11.1 (I am addicted to yast, unfortunately)
Νέα Windows 7: Απλοποιήστε τις καθημερινές σας εργασίες. Βρείτε τον κατάλληλο υπολογιστή για εσάς.

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