Single program in a X server, without window-manager

This tip works in Gentoo linux but for sure might be adapted to work for any other distribution.

First, enter the directory:

cd  /etc/X11/Sessions/

create a symbolic link to the application you want to execute and the name that should appears in the menu:

ln -s <path>/<application> Name


ln -s /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone Xbmc

In my case, I ended up with:

ls -la
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan  4 18:36 .
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Jan  4 21:28 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2404 Oct  5 18:03 Gnome
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   24 Oct  6 17:56 Xbmc -> /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2187 Dec 31 11:01 Xsession

After that just install xdm, gdm, kdm or any session manager you prefer and select in my case Xbmc as a window manager. Edit the file /etc/env.d/90xsession and put the line: