I have a Mame (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) cabinet and it is currently running windows xp. I think that I could get better performance if I ran XMame on Linux.

What I would ideally like is to be able to turn on my machine, then it would bootup Linux (no GUI, just shell) and start XMame allong with a XMame frontend. Does anyone know a command to autoboot a program on startup? Thanks in advance.