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Running Mythfrontend at Login

Post by kbocek » Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:27 pm

Rebuilding a 0.39 frontend on Ubuntu 18.04. All the mythfrontend files are installed from PPA.

Figured out the GDM3 autologin to the mythtv user. Now how the heck do I get mythfrontend to auto-run at login? All my old methods aren't working.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Running Mythfrontend at Login

Post by jfbauer » Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:30 am

Search for "Startup Applications", run that, select add

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Re: Running Mythfrontend at Login

Post by kbocek » Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:40 pm

Thanks for the help jfbauer but I'm looking the command line answer. In my other frontend I do basic X configuration through /home/mythtv/.xsession. But for some reason it isn't being read in this default installation of Ubuntu 18. Is this some GDM3 magic I am not aware of? Is there something to be done to enable .xsession?

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Re: Running Mythfrontend at Login

Post by jfbauer » Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:35 am

I am sure, but you could try ~/.Xclients instead of .xsession.

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Re: Running Mythfrontend at Login

Post by kbocek » Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:53 pm

jfbauer wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:35 am
I am sure, but you could try ~/.Xclients instead of .xsession.
Nope. .Xclients does not do it.

I can't seem to figure out how to auto-run mythfrontend under GDM3.

So https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Frontend_Au ... _Autostart Says .gnomerc. I've got that. Just the way the wiki says. But it's still not running.

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Re: Running Mythfrontend at Login

Post by kbocek » Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:07 am

So this is an old Ubuntu bug:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1895781

There is a workaround in the bug post to get .gnomerc to be read

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