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[aprssig] LINUX apps

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Sat Jul 18 00:56:26 UTC 2009


On Sat, 18 Jul 2009, Andrew Rich wrote:

> How do you go about making essentially an embeded application for linux ?
>
> Like say an aprs display for your car that fires up each time and goes full screen ?

Generally you'd hack your Linux and X11 startup auto-login, start up
X11, and start your application in place of a window manager.

That's assuming that you do not wish to run other applications
on the same machine.  If you do wish to do that occasionally,
perhaps set up the auto-login user to run the full-screen app, but
have some escape method where you can log in as a different user
which has a more generic setup and starts a window manager.

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