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

Saul A. Peebsen jaglover at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 12:01:47 UTC 2011

On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:44:17 +0100
Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:

> On 17/08/11 18:49, Saul A. Peebsen wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> I discovered a nice gotcha with that approach. Having problems with
> minimyth I stuck in a small HDD, loaded a minimum Mandriva 2010.2 and
> set 'autologin this user' and 'autostart this program' (mythfrontend,
> of course).
> Problem is, that's all it will do. If you want to check the logs,
> tough. If you want to fix some OS config issue, tough. If you even
> want to set up SSH so you can remote in, tough. Choosing 'Shutdown
> and exit' from the mythfrontend does, indeed, shutdown mythfrontend,
> but it promptly logs out and re-logs in to the front end again! There
> is /no/ way to access the OS unless you set it up beforehand.

Well, Ctrl+Alt+Fx works for me. Although I prefer SSH for maintenance.
Can't beat the comfort of your own chair and keyboard.

Cheers, Saul

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