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Startup Options

Does anyone know how to make the pi-top start the desktop automatically ?

The dashboard is nice but we want to start in desktop?

Is there a setting or a config 

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There are two options:

1. If you want to use pi-topOS:


Open a file manager window, go to /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi

Double click on autostart

put a # in front of the following two lines, so that they look like this (careful, change nothing else):



Advantage: you can still use CEED universe (in menu games) and the dashboard (with the command pt-dashboard)

2. Use plain standard Raspbian Jessie


Download an image from, install it on an SD card

Install programs to handle pi-top or pi-topCEED from

Advantage: newest Raspian, standard for rpi, works with all Raspbian software

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