Long Story (Short): Okay, I've read all of the guides, questions etc I can find and it's still not happening. I can't get the browser to open its self up when the pi boots.
Background: I'm following this guide: http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Wall-Mounted-Google-Calendar/?ALLSTEPS
To create a live calendar for my school staffroom. I've followed it to the letter but can't get the browser to open its self up when the pi boots.
I tried editing sudo nano /ect/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart
- I added @iceasel - it didn't work
- I took @iceasel out and put @firefox in - it didn't work
- I changed @firefox to @firefox-esr - it didn't work.
- I tried all of the above with -e (as i thought this might mean execute?) - it didn't work.
I then found out that in the new Noobs build the file was called sudo nano /ect/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart
- So I did all of the above again to no great success :-(
I'm getting really frustrated with it. I have very limited knowledge with this kind of thing. I'm a problem solver who works extremly well on a software level but any coding and I'm in trouble -
Please help: So that you don't get frustrated with me, I'm going to explain how to help me (I know strange approach right?)
Okay, if you are asking me to use any code etc please explain along side it in plain English where possible so I will know for future eg:
use sudo nano to open the file /ect/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart sudo nano opens the text editor so you can edit the auto start config file
add @firefox-esr - e to the bottom. -e tells it to execute the file. - is this correct btw?
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: I started to use epiphany browser to make things simple and then logged into the google calendar I needed to open. In the file menu it gives the option to save as a web application. I did this now have calendar.google.com as an app. so, could I use @calendar.google.com to auto launch this app?
@iceaselshouldn't it be
@iceweasel?? also can you do
cat /etc/debian_versionso that I can figure out which Version are you working on? We can find a solution don't worry