Re: Debian as multimedia system - startup and shutdown
On Wednesday 31 October 2001 17:43, David Roundy wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 06:29:49PM +0200, Meir Kriheli wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm setting up a computer as a multimedia center using Debian (Sid).
> > The machine is connected to the TV for display and to the receiver for
> > sound. I have a wireless keyboard/mouse to access it. It'll serve as
> > DVD/CD/MP3/Ogg player.
> > I have no problem setting it up and using it, but the rest of the house
> > hold (actually my wife and our 2 dogs :-) have problems starting/shutting
> > it down.
> > Is there a way to log in and start a X session (I prefer not to use
> > KDM/GDM etc. I know I can use them-at least KDM), and when exiting the
> > session shutdown the machine ?
> I'm not clear why you prefer not to use kdm, as it does precisely what you
> want, except for the automatically shutting down bit). You can configure
> it to automatically log into X without passwords, which sounds like
> precisely what you want.
To install KDM (or GDM) you need to add extra packages, that otherwise would
be unnecessary. I'll use in case of no other choice.
> As far as training your two dogs to turn on and off the computer, I think
> you'd have to buy some special hardware with a large on/off button. Maybe
> you could hack one of those apple USB mice, in which the whole mouse is one
> large button? :)
Actually one of them (the Labrador) can type "shutdown -h now" by himself,
the problem is with the other dog ;-)