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I am running stretch lite on Raspberry pi 1. I have a Gambas program which generates a GUI screen. This should happen without manual intervention like keyboard or mouse

1.I require the program to execute automatically at boot time.

2.The resultant gui should be visible on the console.

  • Help clear some confusion for me: A "GUI screen" application running on a headless device without manual intervention strikes me as odd. In other words, GUIs exist to interact with users, so absent any user, I'm struggling to understand what you have in mind. Could you explain a bit more? – Seamus Jul 8 '18 at 0:43
  • Hello Goldilock, – Deepak Deshpande Jul 8 '18 at 16:12
  • Hello Goldilock, You are absolutely correct. When building the prototype, I am using it as a headless device. Ultimately it will boot on a 7 inch touchscreen display where the user will interact with my GUI application. He will not see any booting or have any control over the Pi apart from the GUI. – Deepak Deshpande Jul 8 '18 at 16:19
  • OK, I think I understand that part of it now - thank you for the clarification. But when you say "ultimately it will boot...", does that mean you will still be running stretch lite, or will you switch to stretch? – Seamus Jul 8 '18 at 21:18
  • What is the command from the command line to start the application? Does it run then without any problems? What user? Has it to run as root? Please address me with @Ingo. – Ingo Jul 9 '18 at 12:52

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