[mythtv-users] Fedora 15 gnome activities auto start issue

Saul A. Peebsen jaglover at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 17:49:03 UTC 2011

On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:59:59 +0100
Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:

> On 17/08/11 16:21, Rodney Morris wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 10:34 PM, Billy Macdonald
> > <toastyfries at hotmail.com>  wrote:
> >> Hey Myth Users.
> >>     So I decided to upgrade to Fedora 15 and the latest 24.1
> >> fixes.   I see to have almost everything working and there have
> >> been some learning curves with the new Gnome 3 shell and systemd
> >> and whatnot.  But my last hurdle is when it auto logs in, the
> >> activities panel or whatever it's called is active.   I end up
> >> with mythfrontend running in a little window.  Once I click on it
> >> it goes full screen, but the dedicated frontends won't have a
> >> mouse to click on the window.   Anyone know how to configure gnome
> >> so that the activities thing isn't selected at login? Thanks,
> >> Will
> >
> > Any particular reason you are using Gnome 3 shell?  Have you
> > considered using something lighter than gnome 3 shell, like xfce or
> > lxde?  Both are in the fedora repositories.  I currently use lxde
> > for the autologin user on my fedora based combined fe/be.  LXDE
> > works great for the task.
> >
> Yep. If this is a dedicated front end, which I'm guessing it is if
> you won't have a mouse, you shouldn't bother with Gnome at all. It's
> just using resources myth can make better use of.
In fact, you do not need a WM or DE for a dedicated frontend at all.
I'm running frontend directly on X and it works just fine. I just made
it to autologin and autostart X.

Cheers, Saul

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