media center with gentoo
Apparently, though unproven, at 08:42 on Saturday 14 May 2011, Coert
Waagmeester did opine thusly:
> Hello all,
> Building myself a new media center setup.
> I used to have an old xbox with xbmc. But the CPU is to slow for hi-def
> Now I have a normal PC with keyboard and mouse in its place.
> Normal Gentoo install.
> How can I get X to start up without login straight into XBMC?
> Which (xdm,kdm,etc) should I use for this?
> Or should I just start an xsession with xbmc out of some sort of init
> On the XBMC forum I have found this link, and will try to get that going
> in the meantime.
> Any other media center tips would be appreciated!
> Also going to try and put a normal USB plug on one of the old xbox
Inspect /etc/inittab, especially the last section relating to xdm, this refers
you to /etc/init.d/xdm which uses DISPLAYMANAGER in /etc/conf.d/xdm
Setting DISPLAYMANAGER to a script of your own should work.
Perhaps /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone could be useful here.
The point being, the xdm function in the init scripts does not have to start a
full display manager, it can launch anything of your choice
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