I want to run a code at startup but I am getting this error below. The script works when running in python, but I am unsure how to allocate permissions or where to make a path to the pxcore.so file so this startup service will work. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it.

sudo systemctl status autodetect.service
● autodetect.service - Auto Detect Service
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/autodetect.service; enabled)
Active: failed (Result: signal) since Tue 2017-06-13 20:21:21 CDT; 10s ago
Process: 1145 ExecStart=/usr/bin/python /home/pi/pixetrpi/autodetect.py  (code=killed, signal=SEGV)
Main PID: 1145 (code=killed, signal=SEGV)

Jun 13 20:21:21 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Started Auto Detect Service.
Jun 13 20:21:21 raspberrypi python[1145]: Cannot load library  "./pxcore.so": ./pxcore.so: cannot open shared object file: No such fi...rectory
Jun 13 20:21:21 raspberrypi systemd[1]: autodetect.service: main process exited, code=killed, status=11/SEGV
Jun 13 20:21:21 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Unit autodetect.service entered failed state.
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The service I have created is:

Description= Auto Detect Service

ExecStart=/usr/bin/python /home/pi/pixetrpi/autodetect.py


Which runs this autodetect.py script I created:

import pypixet

from time import sleep

import acquisition_example

def autodetect(pixet):
devices = pixet.devices()

while str(type(devices[0])) != "<type 'IDevMpx2'>":
    devices = pixet.devices()
return pixet.devices().pop()

if __name__ == "__main__":
device = autodetect(acquisition_example.pixet)
print("Discovered minipix!")
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    You have to know where pxcore.so is located. Where is it with full path?
    – Ingo
    Commented Feb 16, 2020 at 11:01

1 Answer 1


I think your issue could be that you have multiple versions of python (just talking by experience, might be wrong).

I had similar issues in the past with python/systemctl, you should try to include something like #!/usr/bin/python. This way you tell the service running the script, which interpreter to use and where to find it. This question talks a little about shebang lines, if you want more info on this:


I'm not 100% sure this will fix it, but i think you should give it a try, since for example the version of python used by your systemctl service to run your script, may not have that library installed.

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