[mythtv-users] mythfrontend on .xinitrc

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Nov 7 00:47:19 UTC 2012

On 11/06/2012 09:52 AM, Ken Mink wrote:
> On 11/6/12 7:47 AM, Josu Lazkano wrote:
>> I am having some segfault with mythfrontend so I want to know if is a
>> good option to add the mythfrontend binary on the user ".xinitrc"
>> file.
>> Do you use .xinitrc?
> I have the mythtv user automatically logged in on tty8. Then their 
> .bash_profile does a startx and the last thing in the .xinitrc is 
> mythfrontend. This runs the FE without the overhead of a window 
> manager. I started doing it this way when I used to use 1G AppleTVs 
> running linux as FE boxes and I wanted as small of memory footprint as 
> possible.

Other than the "without...a window manager" part, this is a workable 
solution.  Modify the described approach to run a Window Manager before 
starting mythfrontend, then run mythfrontend as the last item.

See http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Frontend_Auto_Login#.xinitrc


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