I just want to auto start Chromium on boot and I followed Method 1 over at this site. The same Method is used in the Top Answer here.

All in all it is about adding the command for starting the programm to



sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

the command, that worked for me is adding

@/usr/bin/chromium-browser --kiosk --disable-restore-session-state www.domain.com

I am only using the Pi over Remote Desktop and when I reboot and connect I can see Chromium in the Taskmanager, but not on the Desktop. I also know, that it works, because I used a website from which I get notified when I visit it, but when I connect to the Pi via Remote I can not see the Chromium Window. Is there any way to not opening a new session or something?

I am really new to Linux and help would be appreciated :)


  • What is Method 1? Please give us the relevant information without pointing us to visit a link to understand your question.
    – Ingo
    Apr 13 '19 at 20:42
  • @Ingo Sorry it was really dumb to just paste the link! I just edited my question, so that it is instantly visible what I have done and what was on the site. Apr 15 '19 at 9:33
  • "Remote Desktop" means connecting from a MS Windows PC using rdp protocol? Or do you mean default VNC?
    – Ingo
    Apr 15 '19 at 9:51
  • I did not know what VNC is, but I just found an answer that looks pretty promising I will try it soon, it uses VNC. askubuntu.com/a/240013/878452 And yes, my aim is to connect from a Windows PC to a Pi in my basement. Apr 15 '19 at 9:53
  • @Ingo I tried to follow the answer over at askubuntu.com/a/240013/878452 which is to use VNC with VINO to connect to the local session, but it was impossible for me to access 'vino-preferences' so I do not know any further. When I tried to connect without editing in 'vino-preferences' I got a 'VNC error - problem connecting'. Any advice? Apr 15 '19 at 10:54

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