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June 17th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Anyone knows where the autostart of the mythfrontend is configured in mythbuntu.


David Grigor
June 17th, 2010, 08:24 PM
Have you looking in the mythbuntu control center gui, There should be a checkbox for starting automatically in one of those sections. Of the top of my head thinking it's called something like behavior.

June 18th, 2010, 06:38 AM

this is quite clear to me.
Can someone explain more in detail?
I'll try to launch mythtv with different commandline parameters or from a different location (my own cvs build) automatically.

Kind Regards

June 19th, 2010, 12:29 PM
take a look at the /usr/bin/mythbuntu script, it's a bash script that calls mythfrontend.real, which is the binary.

Settings are in /etc/mythtv/session-settings

June 19th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Hi Rickout,

thanks a lot for you're reply.
My problem in detail is that i've compiled mythtv from source.
After that it is not starting anymore automatically.
What i've did is changing this file

vi /usr/bin/mythfrontend

and changed there


but it is not starting anymore.
Is there a logfile where i can take a look what happend?

June 19th, 2010, 07:36 PM
MCC just creates a symlink to the autostart folder


symlinked to


June 20th, 2010, 04:29 PM
Thanks a lot :-)
Now it is 100% clear :-)