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Old 09-02-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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Put XBMC in own graphical "console" ?


Hi, I have a similar situation to this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...onsole-332215/

I would like to start XBMC (a full-screen multimedia application) in a new graphical console, but without gnome's, kde's or the like's desktop running behind it. How can this be achieved?

XBMC should be running as root at startup, and (to put it in laments terms) accessible via "CTRL+ALT+F8". Currently I'm using OpenSuSE 11.4 with XFCE on "CTRL+ALT+F7"

Any plans?
 
Old 09-02-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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At the login screen, see if you have XBMC as a login option in session type. If you do that will allow you to start XBMC without loading any desktop environment(s).
 
Old 09-02-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
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If this is a dedicated htpc / XBMC machine then u may want to consider XBMC live and install it to the hdd. This is what I use and it launches XBMC on boot flawlessly
 
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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You can also start XBMC automatically, adding this somewhere to startup script:
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/usr/bin/xinit /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone -- :1
or starting it manually.
 
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:41 AM   #5
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Thank you, I tried eSelix's solution, and it's perfect!

Now, another question: Can I specify a custom xorg.conf file for xbmc to use? I want to (for example) clone xbmc on my monitors in stead of spanning or displaying on only one.

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Old 09-03-2011, 08:08 AM   #6
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Yes, you can use "-config" option to server to specify non default file:
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/usr/bin/xinit /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone -- :1 -config /path/to/file.conf
You can also define whole new directory configuration, like is /etc/X11. In xinit command arguments before "--" are for X client configuration (where you specified that should be xbmc), and after it about X server configuration (which by default is Xorg). You can read "man Xorg" for information and accessible options for your Xserver.
 
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:33 AM   #7
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Question Put XBMC in own graphical "console" ?

Hi eSelix or others

Could you provide me with an example of which file to add the
Code:
/usr/bin/xinit /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone -- :1 -config /path/to/file.conf
I am running Debain testing.

Thank you in advance!

/Jesper
 
Old 11-14-2011, 05:03 PM   #8
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This file is for configuration of XServer, you very likely don't need this option if you have no created it yourself. X will use default file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf if exists. If you want to just start xbmc in other console use command from post #4. If this is not what you want, then can you specify more your question?
 
Old 11-14-2011, 06:01 PM   #9
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Hi eSelix

Sorry for my no-so-specific question

It was the line from #4 I would like to ask where to put. I have tried to add multiply local Xsessions to my xdm config but with no success.

If using the method you describe where should I put the code line from #4 to make it work?

Thanks

/Jesper
 
Old 11-15-2011, 05:32 AM   #10
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Well, I made this as service in /etc/init, I don't known if this is used in your distribution, but you can check also /etc/rc.local or other /etc/rc?.d directories, probably you need to add "&" at end to run it in background.
 
  


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