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Old 07-11-2006, 02:07 PM   #1
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Boot up and run applications without user interaction

I need to configure red hat to automatically boot up and run 2 applications. One of these applications has a graphical interface. I'm a little overwhelmed since I'm pretty new to linux and I dont know what the best way is to do this.

So far, I have looked at using runlevel 4 so I can preserve the other normal working runlevels. My problem here so far is getting the graphical application to run.

Thanks in advance.
Old 07-11-2006, 02:28 PM   #2
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The super easy way would be to use KDE's KDM, and configure it to automatically login a specified user. Then I assume you could use that user's .bashrc or kde startup directory or some such to launch the desired application.

I have done a more linux-y version of this on my car system before. On that system I edited /etc/inittab or some such to login a user to the command line without a password promt. Then, the .bashrc file would start X and the desired application. Google around, there is alot of information on exactly how to do this out there.
Old 07-11-2006, 03:03 PM   #3
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The second method you describe seems like exactly what I need. Can you provide more details on the mods to inittab and also any specifics to launching X?
Would be greatly appreciated.


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