I have written a C++ application and I want it to run automatically when BBB restarts and it would be so much helpfull if the BBB logs in automatically without requiring the enter the username and password.
I dont know how to do this. Help would be so much appreciated.
p.s I understand the security concerns I would have to face by doing so. but I am okay with it. its for learning only.
Your asking for help, without letting us know "which" program is
currently running your "login" screen you'd like to bypass with an
im sorry I forgot to mention that. I am running Ubuntu 13.04 with the GUI LXDE installed.
the C++ program is a simple program reading the ADC value and writing it to a text file.
What you’re after is running a startup “script” ( service ) at boot time. How this is done on Ubuntu I am not sure, but Debian makes it fairly straight forward.
Someone here should be able to help you, and if not google “Ubuntu boot time service” and start reading / experimenting. Honestly though, this is not even an embedded specific topic, and really is a basic Linux question. I would also suggest you learn more about your distribution . …
thank you so much for your reply Mr. William.
this makes me wonder, as a newbie, what is really the best operating system for a user to learn? is it debian or Ubuntu or angstrom? Or is there a difference?
in an embedded platform of course.