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[LINUX] Ubuntu 11.10 - Boot directly into XBMC - JTG2003 - 2011-12-11 23:11

Just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my HTPC since OpenELEC was a bit too skimmed down for my needs.

Right now, I'd like to optimize the install so it boots quicker and have it boot directly into XBMC.

I guess in older versions of Ubuntu there was a System > Administration menu that would allow you to change the login screen and assign XBMC as the default session and it would simply load into it.. but that's gone now.

Any suggestions on this?

Thanks,
Jeremy


- abudabi - 2011-12-12 14:14

Edit etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

http://askubuntu.com/questions/51086/how-do-i-enable-auto-login-with-lightdm


- erhnam - 2011-12-12 16:46

Indeed, use lightdm. Make sure these files look like below;

/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

Code:
[SeatDefaults]
autologin-user=xbmc
autologin-user-timeout=0
user-session=XBMC
greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter

/usr/share/xsessions/XBMC.desktop

Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Name=XBMC
Comment=This session will start XBMC Media Center
Exec=xbmc-standalone
TryExec=xbmc-standalone
Type=Application



- TheHazel3yes - 2011-12-12 18:40

Thanks, that's interesting for me too. Smile
One short OT question: When using lightdm, can I still start emulators like zsnes, mednafen, ... or do I need xorg for that?

EDIT: Ok, I guess this was too much news for me... Lightdm doesn't replace xorg, but GDM, right? So both are needed, I guess...


Auto Login Not working for me still. - Zarquon - 2011-12-16 23:19

erhnam Wrote:Indeed, use lightdm. Make sure these files look like below;

/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

Code:
[SeatDefaults]
autologin-user=xbmc
autologin-user-timeout=0
user-session=XBMC
greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter

/usr/share/xsessions/XBMC.desktop

Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Name=XBMC
Comment=This session will start XBMC Media Center
Exec=xbmc-standalone
TryExec=xbmc-standalone
Type=Application

OK I have tried this and I'm still puzzled as I am still getting a login prompt. I enter my xbmc password and bang I'm in and running fine but I would like the AutoLogin to work for me.

Contents of /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log
Code:
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Starting Light Display Manager 1.0.6, UID=0 PID=1040
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Loaded configuration from /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Using D-Bus name org.freedesktop.DisplayManager
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Registered seat module xlocal
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Registered seat module xremote
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Adding default seat
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Starting seat
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Starting new display for automatic login as user xbmc
[+0.00s] DEBUG: Starting local X display
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Using VT 7
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Activating VT 7
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/x-0.log
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Writing X server authority to /var/run/lightdm/root/:0
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Launching X Server
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Launching process 1056: /usr/bin/X :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Waiting for ready signal from X server :0
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Acquired bus name org.freedesktop.DisplayManager
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Registering seat with bus path /org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Seat0
[+1.87s] DEBUG: Got signal 10 from process 1056
[+1.87s] DEBUG: Got signal from X server :0
[+1.87s] DEBUG: Connecting to XServer :0
[+1.88s] DEBUG: Automatically logging in user xbmc
[+1.89s] DEBUG: pam_start("lightdm-autologin", "xbmc") -> (0x9ebfe00, 0)
[+1.89s] DEBUG: pam_authenticate(0x9ebfe00, 0) -> 0 (Success)
[+1.89s] DEBUG: pam_acct_mgmt(0x9ebfe00, 0) -> 0 (Success)
[+1.89s] DEBUG: User xbmc authorized
[+2.17s] DEBUG: Using session XBMC
[+2.17s] DEBUG: Starting user session
[+2.21s] DEBUG: Dropping privileges to uid 1000
[+2.21s] DEBUG: Restoring privileges
[+2.22s] DEBUG: Dropping privileges to uid 1000
[+2.22s] DEBUG: Writing /home/xbmc/.dmrc
[+2.23s] DEBUG: Restoring privileges
[+2.37s] DEBUG: Starting session XBMC as user xbmc
[+2.38s] DEBUG: Logging to /home/xbmc/.xsession-errors
[+2.38s] DEBUG: Launching session
[+2.38s] DEBUG: pam_set_item(0x9ebfe00, 3, ":0") -> 0 (Success)
[+2.38s] DEBUG: pam_open_session(0x9ebfe00, 0) -> 0 (Success)
[+2.58s] DEBUG: Opened ConsoleKit session 8442f987c7a90a09ced992794cd49824-1324075161.393866-842114193
[+2.58s] DEBUG: Dropping privileges to uid 1000
[+2.58s] DEBUG: Adding session authority to /home/xbmc/.Xauthority
[+2.58s] DEBUG: Restoring privileges
[+2.58s] DEBUG: Launching process 1241: /usr/sbin/lightdm-session '/usr/bin/xbmc-standalone'
[+2.58s] DEBUG: New display ready, switching to it
[+2.58s] DEBUG: Activating VT 7
[+2.59s] DEBUG: pam_setcred(0x9ebfe00, PAM_ESTABLISH_CRED) -> 0 (Success)
[+2.59s] DEBUG: PAM returns environment 'PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games LC_ALL=en_US.utf8 LANG=en_US.UTF-8'
[+2.59s] DEBUG: Registering session with bus path /org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Session0
[+3.97s] DEBUG: Process 1241 exited with return value 0
[+3.97s] DEBUG: pam_close_session(0x9ebfe00) -> 0 (Success)
[+3.97s] DEBUG: pam_setcred(0x9ebfe00, PAM_DELETE_CRED) -> 0 (Success)
[+3.97s] DEBUG: pam_end(0x9ebfe00) -> 0
[+3.97s] DEBUG: Ending ConsoleKit session 8442f987c7a90a09ced992794cd49824-1324075161.393866-842114193
[+4.01s] DEBUG: User session quit
[+4.01s] DEBUG: Stopping display
[+4.01s] DEBUG: Sending signal 15 to process 1056
[+4.01s] DEBUG: Dropping privileges to uid 1000
[+4.02s] DEBUG: Removing session authority from /home/xbmc/.Xauthority
[+4.02s] DEBUG: Restoring privileges
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Process 1056 exited with return value 0
[+5.52s] DEBUG: X server stopped
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Removing X server authority /var/run/lightdm/root/:0
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Releasing VT 7
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Display server stopped
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Display stopped
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Active display stopped, switching to greeter
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Switching to greeter
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Starting new display for greeter
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Starting local X display
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Using VT 7
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/x-0.log
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Writing X server authority to /var/run/lightdm/root/:0
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Launching X Server
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Launching process 1399: /usr/bin/X :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch
[+5.52s] DEBUG: Waiting for ready signal from X server :0
[+6.45s] DEBUG: Got signal 10 from process 1399
[+6.45s] DEBUG: Got signal from X server :0
[+6.45s] DEBUG: Connecting to XServer :0
[+6.45s] DEBUG: Starting greeter session
[+6.48s] DEBUG: pam_start("lightdm", "lightdm") -> (0x9ecd210, 0)
[+6.48s] DEBUG: Starting session lightdm-gtk-greeter as user lightdm
[+6.52s] DEBUG: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/x-0-greeter.log
[+6.52s] DEBUG: Launching session
[+6.54s] DEBUG: pam_set_item(0x9ecd210, 3, ":0") -> 0 (Success)
[+6.54s] DEBUG: pam_open_session(0x9ecd210, 0) -> 0 (Success)
[+6.58s] DEBUG: Opened ConsoleKit session 8442f987c7a90a09ced992794cd49824-1324075165.405851-1538932142
[+6.58s] DEBUG: Dropping privileges to uid 115
[+6.58s] DEBUG: Adding session authority to /var/lib/lightdm/.Xauthority
[+6.67s] DEBUG: Restoring privileges
[+6.67s] DEBUG: Launching process 1409: /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-greeter-session '/usr/sbin/lightdm-gtk-greeter'
[+6.67s] DEBUG: pam_setcred(0x9ecd210, PAM_ESTABLISH_CRED) -> 0 (Success)
[+6.67s] DEBUG: PAM returns environment 'PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games LC_ALL=en_US.utf8 LANG=en_US.UTF-8'
[+7.27s] DEBUG: Read 8 bytes from greeter
[+7.27s] DEBUG: Read 9 bytes from greeter
[+7.27s] DEBUG: Greeter connected version=1.0.6
[+7.27s] DEBUG: Wrote 96 bytes to greeter
[+7.27s] DEBUG: Greeter connected, display is ready
[+7.27s] DEBUG: New display ready, switching to it
[+7.27s] DEBUG: Activating VT 7
[+7.27s] DEBUG: Stopping greeter display being switched from
[+10.17s] DEBUG: Read 8 bytes from greeter
[+10.17s] DEBUG: Read 12 bytes from greeter
[+10.17s] DEBUG: Greeter start authentication for xbmc
[+10.18s] DEBUG: pam_start("lightdm", "xbmc") -> (0x9ee35d0, 0)
[+10.18s] DEBUG: Prompt greeter with 1 message(s)
[+10.18s] DEBUG: Wrote 42 bytes to greeter

And ~/.xsession-errors
Code:
Running X session wrapper
Loading profile from /etc/profile
Loading profile from /home/xbmc/.profile
Loading resource: /etc/X11/Xresources/x11-common
No protocol specified
xrdb: Connection refused
xrdb: Can't open display ':0'
Loading X session script /etc/X11/Xsession.d/20x11-common_process-args
Loading X session script /etc/X11/Xsession.d/30x11-common_xresources
Loading X session script /etc/X11/Xsession.d/40x11-common_xsessionrc
Loading X session script /etc/X11/Xsession.d/50x11-common_determine-startup
Loading X session script /etc/X11/Xsession.d/60x11-common_localhost
No protocol specified
xhost:  unable to open display ":0"
Loading X session script /etc/X11/Xsession.d/60x11-common_xdg_path
Loading X session script /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90consolekit
Loading X session script /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90x11-common_ssh-agent
Loading X session script /etc/X11/Xsession.d/99x11-common_start
No protocol specified
Error: unable to open display :0
No protocol specified
FEH.py: cannot connect to X server :0
No protocol specified
Error: unable to open display :0
No protocol specified
FEH.py: cannot connect to X server :0
No protocol specified
Error: unable to open display :0
No protocol specified
FEH.py: cannot connect to X server :0
XBMC has exited uncleanly 3 times in the last 1 seconds.
Something is probably wrong



- ntadej - 2011-12-17 11:07

If you don't need Gnome or KDE side by side with XBMC, you can follow the instructions here: http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=XBMCbuntu


- Zarquon - 2011-12-18 06:18

ntadej Wrote:If you don't need Gnome or KDE side by side with XBMC, you can follow the instructions here: http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=XBMCbuntu

Unfortunately this doesn't help much as I am using Oneiric and my problem is specific to lightdm.


RE: [LINUX] Ubuntu 11.10 - Boot directly into XBMC - cron666 - 2012-05-04 07:02

this page should help you all.
http://www.tuxgarage.com/2011/09/setting-lightdm-to-auto-login-oneiric.html

to fully enable autologon, go to the Users and Groups main menu entry and click on your "xbmc" user,
then click the Change button next to Password:
then type in your password and click the check box for Dont ask for Password on Login.

that is the last step.


RE: [LINUX] Ubuntu 11.10 - Boot directly into XBMC - Spacedementia87 - 2013-09-24 19:35

cron666,

How can I do this last step as I don't have a desktop to get to the users menu. I only have XBMC as a session installed