I am wondering if there is a nice and easy way to get XBMC to auto-startup on login without kicking off the underlying window-manager (eg, gnome/KDE).
I can get the user XBMC auto-logging in using either KDM or GDM (the initial login managers), but I don't really want to have to wait for KDE/gnome to load before XBMC is kicked off.
Just wondering if there was a simple solution to my problem, as most solutions I see from google set up a TTY auto-login (kicking off a bash profile and then launching XBMC that way).
I could do that, but it also involves me looking into exactly how I can set up the tty stuff in systemd (which is a bit much).
As always, any ideas are greatfully recieved.
---------- Post added at 01:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:18 PM ----------
OK, I think I've found it (I will update this when I test it out tonight):
The XBMC package (from v10 onwards) installed should provide:
You can set the user to auto-login, and set the .dmrc file in the users' home directory to contain:
This is ideal, as it's an auto login (in KDM/GDM), and the session will kick off just XBMC and no window manager.
Hopefully logoff and shutdown should work nicely too.
Sorry to interrupt anyone's time.