This post was originally made on previous version of the forum by NeoArcheron
Love your remote app. Its definitely the best XBMC remote ever. However I recently ditched my Windows installation for a linux one and I found that the only feature lacking was a way to let Yatse launch XMBC automatically, just like in Windows with your autostart utility.
So I spent a few minutes writing a little BASH and came up with a script that can be easily started by your linux distribution’s startup manager as a daemon.
PS: Certain distro’s net to install tcpdump separately, so make sure it is installed and working before attempting to run this utility script.
I placed the following into /home/xbmc/autostarter.sh and made the file executable by all:
#!/bin/bash UDP_PORT=12 # Change this if you need to run this on a different port, just remember to update Yatse's settings as well RUN_XBMC_AS=xbmc # Change this if you need to run it as another user START_PHRASE="YatseStart-Xbmc" # Do not touch this, unless you know what you are doing... # The following block checks if the user running this script has the required privileges to listen on the port specified above WHO=`whoami` if [ "$WHO" != "root" ]; then echo "Unprivileged users may not evesdrop on ports. Cannot start unless running as root." exit 1 fi echo "Listening on port $UDP_PORT for Yatse remote start command" while [ true ]; do # Wait for a packet to come in from Yatse LISTEN=`tcpdump "udp port $UDP_PORT" -A -c 1 2>&1 | grep -o "$START_PHRASE"` # Make sure that we received the right command if [ "$LISTEN" = "$START_PHRASE" ]; then echo "Starting XBMC as $RUN_XBMC_AS" # Start XBMC using sudo -u to run it using the username above # If you need to you can replace the xbmc command below with xbmc-standalone if you are not using a window manager sudo --user=$RUN_XBMC_AS xbmc fi # Sleep, to be nice, for unwanted rogue processes writing to our port sleep 1 done
Hope this is as helpful to someone else as it is to me.