Hi. Mediatomb is probably already running on startup, as user “mediatomb”.
ps aux | grep mediatomb should confirm this, or type /etc/init.d/mediatomb start
One catch is that if you just type mediatomb, it’ll be running as root. For quite a long time I couldn’t work out why my TV showed two Mediatombs, one of which was empty. I’d added files to the root version, and didn’t realise one was running as a normal user.
My config file /etc/mediatomb/config.xml is very close to the default one, but it’s probably clearest if I post it in full. goes in the server section. I’ve disabled the web UI simply because I don’t use it, the section after but before does all I want from it. I’m sure you can set it up considerably more carefully than this, though I don’t know how to display cyrillic Google probably does. I
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>