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force start x on boot

Postby charsi » 29 Jul 2017, 08:29


Is there any way to force a 'startx' command on boot even when no displays are connected?

I've got some hotkeys configured (via xbindkeys) to control a relay that powers my hifi system. This is working perfectly. I have a flirc IR receiver connected which sends the keystrokes when i press certain buttons on the tv remote.

But as xbindkeys needs x running I have to manually login via ssh and do 'startx' everytime the rpi boots. Any way to automate this?
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Re: force start x on boot

Postby hondagx35 » 29 Jul 2017, 23:16

Hi charsi,

on the newer images you only have to enable the local browser option from the settings page.

Or you can modify rune_SY_wrk on the older images.

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Re: force start x on boot

Postby charsi » 30 Jul 2017, 02:10

Ah I didn't see this option at all earlier. It was actually turned on by default. But since I didn't have a screen connected rune was not loading x.

I got another solution working instead. Namely triggerhappy daemon. Had to install it from source but it does do exactly what I want and without needing to start x.
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