starting an X-app automatically from boot up.
Posted on 1998-07-09
I would like to have my Redhat 5 linux computer boot-up and automatically
startup an X application.
I could do this (I think) if I could get linux to automatically log in a user. That is,
I would create a user account with maybe a .login file that started X. And
I'm guessing that startx has some command line arguments for auto starting an
app. Does this make sense? Is it possible? Is there a better way to do this?
Bascially I want my app to be the only app that "appears" to be running. I
have already created custom X config files that remove all of the menu items,
etc. My app will also have an option for shuting the computer down. I'm
trying to create a dedicated, bullet-proof, idiot-proof computer for running
a single program.