Thursday, August 11, 2016

Autostart Applications | Raspberry Pi | crontab | rc.local & more



This tutorial demonstrates 4 different methods to run GUI/ Non-GUI based application when the Raspberry Pi boots up.
1. Crontab
2. rc.local
3. _file_.desktop
4. init.d folder
test.jar application used in the tutorial : https://goo.gl/tO4sWg
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Commands::
1. Crontab:
        $ sudo nano cronatb -e
Add the following lines
@reboot /usr/bin/java -jar /home/pi/Desktop/test.jar
2. rc.local
        $sudo nano /etc/rc.local
3. _file_.desktop
      Contents:. https://goo.gl/Zbe5uS
4.  init.d folder:
       $cd /etc/init.d
       $sudo nano app
                    app Contentes: https://goo.gl/GjDxiB
       $sudo chmod +x app
       $sudo rc-update.d app defaults
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