[vdr] Autostarting xine

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 14:38:16 CEST 2005

Simon Baxter wrote:
> Hello.
> I want to do 2 things with VDR.
> 1) Autostart Xine pointing to the VDR MRL when user 'vdruser' logs in
>        Can anyone tell me what command line I should use, and where I 
> should put it?  I tried putting 'xine -L --fullscreen --geometry 720x576 
> --borderless --hide-gui --no-logo --no-splash 
> vdr://tmp/vdr-xine/stream#demux:mpeg_pes'   as follows :
> [vdruser at media ~]$ less ~/.gnome2/session-manual
> but that doesn't work
> 2) Create a shortcut Desktop icon that launches the VDR MRL under Xine.
> But this doesn't work either.
> Any ideas?

One possible option is to create file /etc/X11/xinit.d/runxine with 
executable permissions:
[[ "$(id -un)" == "vdruser" ]] && exec xine -L --fullscreen --geometry 
720x576 --borderless --hide-gui --no-logo --no-splash 

The file is run (at least here with Mandriva) when user logs in to X 

Anssi Hannula

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