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How do I get the CMD terminal to open up on its own when I start the raspberry pi up.

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I Figured it out. What you do is sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LDXE-pi/autostart, then add @lxterminal and it will autostart the cmd terminal on bootup, which will then run my shell script and go to the website

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To start the Raspberry Pi into the command line then just execute

rpi ~$ sudo raspi-config

and select 3 Boot Options -> B1 Desktop / CLI -> B1 Console or B2 Console Autologin, just what you want. On the next boot you will have a text console instead of the graphical user interface.

  • I've tried this but the problem is, I need the cmd terminal to open up in the desktop GUI. I need this because I'm trying to run a shell script that opens up the internet, and goes straight to a website on boot up. If I open the terminal it runs everything and goes straight to the website, I just need the cmd terminal to open on boot up, but it has to be in the desktop GUI so it can open chromium – Parker Stearns May 20 '19 at 12:16
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    @ParkerStearns You should have mentioned this important information in your question. – Ingo May 20 '19 at 14:44

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