[mythtv-users] Ubuntu 12.04 LTS auto login

Monkey Pet monkeypet at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 04:22:46 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 7:58 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> has anyone tried this?
> >> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Frontend_Auto_Login#Ubuntu_12.04_LTS
> >>
> >> I can't get it to work. If I try to do it with the mythtv user I just
> >> get the login screen.
> >> if I try to do it with my normal user I get a "system error detected"
> message
> >
> > You don't want to be auto logging in as mythtv. In mythbuntu user
> > mythtv runs the backend, and the user you created on install runs the
> > frontend. You want to auto log in as that user.
> ok, so I figured out the system error issue and got that working, but
> now with the wiki method the user logs in but instead of following
> what is in the .xsession file with mythfrontend running, the standard
> unity2d interface comes up.

I think it will default to the last session logged in.  Try to login with
the session you want selected.  Then the next autologin it should start
that selected session. You might want to play with the autologin-session
option in the lightdm.conf file.


Is there a reason why you are using a "custom session"?  Mine was because
my frontend isn't a fast machine, so I used the Xsession to only start
mythfrontend and fluxbox wm bypassing the cruft that comes with unity2d.

If your machine is fast enough, just let it start unity2d and then have
that autostart mythfrontend.

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