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Autostart GUI app on Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi

This is a quick reminder on how to start a gui app on the Raspberry Pi or other linux desktop.

This example is for "Barrier".

  1. Create a directory for desktop config files to go into.

    mkdir -p ~/.config/autostart
  2. Copy the desktop file for the app you want to autostart into the above directory.

    cp /usr/share/applications/barrier.desktop ~/.config/autostart

All done.