Running Boxee on Ubuntu

First,  I know I’m going to hell for using Ubuntu.  But, I’m too lazy to compile xbmc and boxee on Fedora.  So, now that it’s out of the way.  Here’s the step-by-step:

  1. Install Ubuntu 10.4
  2. Add the extra boxee repo based on the instructions on boxee.tv
  3. Install mingetty and rcconf
    apt-get install mingetty rcconf
  4. Disable gdm with rcconf
  5. Add a boxee user with and add them to the “admin” and “audio” group
    useradd -G admin,audio -d /home/boxee boxee
  6. Add a .bashrc to /home/boxee
    case "`tty`" in
    /dev/tty1) startx
    esac
  7. Add .xinitrc to /home/boxee
    #!/bin/bash
    while [ 1 ]
    do
    exec /opt/boxee/Boxee --standalone
    done
  8. Make it executable
    chmod a+x .xinitrc
  9. Edit line in /etc/event.d/tty1
    #exec /sbin/getty 38400 tty1
    exec /sbin/mingetty --autologin boxee tty1
  10. Reboot and pray
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