I have been trying to get a program to start automatically on boot. I have tried using
cron to execute my bash script in order to invoke a program (e.g. open an instance of LXTerminal), and still can’t see it on boot.
systemd: I created a service in
/etc/systemd/system/, following this template:
[Unit] Description=My service After=network.target [Service] ExecStart=/usr/bin/python3 -u main.py WorkingDirectory=/home/pi/myscript StandardOutput=inherit StandardError=inherit Restart=always User=pi [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
I then created my bash script in
/etc/systemd/system and made it executable, before following the instructions in the official Raspberry Pi documentation, running the following commands:
sudo cp myscript.service /etc/systemd/system/myscript.service sudo systemctl start myscript.service sudo systemctl stop myscript.service sudo systemctl enable myscript.service
I was informed that a symlink was indeed created, but the program did not run after starting the service.
init.d: Following this example, I added one init script under /etc/initd/, made the script executable, and registered the script to be run at startup, with no result.
rc.local: Following the official documenation found here, I added my bash script to the the rc.local file in
/etc/, with no result.
cron: Following the official documentation found here, I ran crontab with the
-e flag to edit the cron table:
Then, I added a scheduled task to
@reboot bash /home/pi/mybashscript.sh &
Unfortunately, there was still no result. I am hoping to use any method to run a program automatically on startup on Raspbian Buster. Please respond if you have had any experience with accomplishing this, or have ran into the same problems. Thanks for your help!