[Chugalug] Raspberry Pi, and how to start X automatically

Lynn Dixon boodaddy at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 03:10:15 UTC 2012

I have been running the Fedora Remix on my Raspberry Pi. The F17 version
ships with XFCE and it of course launches X automatically and then fires up
XFCE as its DE.  You could install XBMC on it if you wanted to.

The latest versions of the Fedora Remix works really nicely recently.
 There is an F18 alpha/beta build floating around out there using XFCE as
its DE if you are interested in trying it out.

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 10:50 PM, Dan Lyke <danlyke at flutterby.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:09:51 -0400
> James Nylen <jnylen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > One of the first things I need to do is have it start the X server
> > automatically when it powers up.  This page (
> > http://elinux.org/RPi_Debian_Auto_Login ) says to add "startx" to
> > /etc/profile .  But, doesn't that start X as root?
> So 'su useryouwantrunXas -c startx'. Welcome to the fun of hacking it
> yourself!
> > What interesting things are you doing (or you plan to do) with your
> > Pi?
> I don't have a Pi yet, and am not even sure it's the right technology
> given a lot of the little devices I have lying around, but the two
> things that come immediately to mind:
> 1. Open my garage door from my smart phone. This is easier 'cause I've
>    got a static IP on my DSL.
> 2. Do some energy management for my workshop. Not for energy
>    management, but to find a way to tell me when I've left the lights
>    on and the door open.
> Dan
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