I am trying to get my new Pi to autostart into lets just say google.com whenever its turned on. I am using the following to try and do this and am having no luck getting to work.

I use terminal to open Nano. then type in the text below, do a control O to write file and tell it to write as MS DOS. this doesn't seem to be the right procedure. I have also tried to exit (ctl x) but it doesn't save any file when I do that.

Any thoughts or insights would be appreciated.

Here is text I am using.

sudo nano ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

@xset s off

@xset -dpms

@xset s nonblank

@chromium-browser --noerrdialogs --incognito --kiosk www.google.com
  • write as MS DOS - but raspbian is Linux, not messy dos? Not saying that's the problem, but I'm not saying it isn't Oct 19, 2016 at 0:53
  • The only difference is DOS text files use /r/n (carriage return, newline) as a line ending; UNIX text files just use /n. Linux system files are the latter, although the former generally won't matter as the /r is just regarded as extraneous whitespace. However, to rule it out as the source of your problems, don't save stuff that way unless you have a reason to.
    – goldilocks
    Oct 19, 2016 at 13:38

1 Answer 1


Try to create that file using cat:

sudo cat > ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

Then type (or paste) the four lines you want to put there, and terminate with Ctrl+D. Be careful, cat is not an editor, so you won't be able to modify a line after you press Enter.

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