I'm running a python app on boot using:

@/usr/bin/python /home/pi/Desktop/file.py

that I added to:


It works great. However when I end the python script the Desktop doesn't load. I don't think there is an infinite loop or something like that cause I use:

os.system('killall python')

to close the script.

I'm just left with a black screen..

Many thanks :)

  • Why do you need to use killall python? Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 20:32
  • My script is a python app done with Kivy, to stop the execution and leave the app I use a button that calls the "killall python". Also I have a couple processes that gets killed as well Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 20:38

1 Answer 1


Answer was to add:


to the autostart file. My autostart file was containing just the python launch command and so after executing the app it wasn't doing anything else.

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