There’s good news and bad news:
You expected to struggle with this. You expected that this will be as tricky as it used to be. Rotten luck, chum.
Create a file called called:
Sometimes you want stuff to run at startup, be it an application or a forced setting. This is fairly easy to achieve in Rasbpian, here’s how:
You can use the Raspbian preferences via the GUI to cause the pi user to be auto logged in at boot up and the GUI to automatically run. However, if you need to run with root privileges due to needing IO pin control (PLEASE NOTE: It is not advised to run as root) then set the Raspbian preferences to boot to the command line. Now open this file by editing it(you can use your favourite editor, for this example we use nano):
sudo nano /etc/rc.local
Before the “exit 0” line in it add the following line:
#Auto run the GUI as root
Save it by pressing Ctrl+X, ” Y“, ENTER
Reboot your RPi and it should automatically run the GUI as the root user.
Setting An Application To Automatically Run In The GUI (more…)
Here are some tips that makes troubleshooting easy:
1) Check the event log
2) Google it
4) Run IISreset
5) Empty the Recycle Bin
6) Hit [CTRL]+[BREAK]
7) Kill the ASPNET worker process
8) Clear Temporary Internet Files
9) Touch the config file
10) Degauss the monitor (Not that applicable any more, I suppose)
11) Simmer ground rhino horn on a bed of whale pancreas
12) "get latest" and rebuild
13) Login as admin
14) Run ipconfig /renew (Windows)
15) Check if CAPSLOCK is on.
Once again, if your ISP already gives you a static IP address, you don’t need to worry about this section.
We’ve already set up a static internal IP address for the Raspberry Pi, which means computers inside your local network will always know where to find your Pi. But what about projects that require Raspberry Pi to be connected to the Internet? If you want to build a Web server with your Raspberry Pi, people outside your network need to know where your Pi lives, which means setting a public IP that always looks the same.
I say “looks the same” because we’re really setting up a pseudo-static IP. Your ISP will continue to change the address as usual. So every time somebody connects to your Pi, the script we’re about to write will say, “Looks like the Pi has moved! Let me redirect you to the new address.”
We do this with a Dynamic DNS (DDNS), which maintains a name server that gets updated in real-time, and DDClient, a program that will correspond with DDNS directly from your Pi.
First sign up for a free dynamic host service like DNS Dynamic. Follow the instructions and create a new nameserver like Yourserver.dnsdynamic.com.
Now go to the command line on your Raspberry Pi and install DDClient with the following line:
sudo apt-get install ddclient
We need to edit the DDClient configuration with our DDNS’s new name server:
sudo nano /etc/ddclient/ddclient.conf
Every service will have slightly different configuration, but the DDNS website should tell you what you need to do to configure this file. A standard configuration for DNS Dynamic, for example, goes like this. Copy and paste it in.