1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 4, 2015 4:17 PM by CMata_Intel

    Run program at startup




      Does anyone know how to program the Edison to run a python program at startup? I also need that it does not ask for login and password. I need it to, as soon as powered up, boot and start running the program without intervention, I mean without having to plug it into the computer, go to terminal, type in stuff... I would like a solution that works for Ubilinux.


      Thank you!

        • 1. Re: Run program at startup

          Hi luizfelipe15,


          In order to run a program at startup, in your case a Python script. You will need to create a service to be loaded when the board boots. The image you are using (Ublinux) uses init.d and systemd, but I'm not sure which would be the best approach for your image. If you want, you can contact the guys from EmutexLabs for more information about this image.

          If you want to use systemd, you need to create a service with the structure of [Unit] [Service], take a look at this thread where there are other makers that have been done this. (This was made for Yocto but it will help you too.)

          If you want to use init.d, there is a good tutorial you could find helpful. marcwebbie/passpie · GitHub


          If you create a service with one of these methods, you will not need to start a session or anything to be able to have the script running.