Friday, March 1, 2013

Autostart (Single) Fullscreen X Application in Raspberry Pi

This post is a continuation of my previous post ( Here I talk about making the previous setting into a system-wide setting, i.e. an X application that would be started regardless of the X login used.

The related details are in this link. Assuming you're using Raspbian, you should edit  [/etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart] file to add the application that you want to be started right when X starts. The contents of the autostart file should look similar to this:
@lxpanel --profile LXDE
@pcmanfm --desktop --profile LXDE
@xscreensaver -no-splash
As you can see above, replace the place-holder (your_x_application_absolute_path_here) with the absolute path of your application (minus the brackets of course).

If you are in the final stage of customizing your Raspbian system, probably you want to get rid of everything running in X except for your own X application. In that case, you can remove the "@lxpanel --profile LXDE" line to remove the panel(s) altogether, because in default setting, the panel would be shown in the lower part of the screen (display). This is probably something you want to get rid of if your X application is a fullscreen X application.
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