In older versions of the Raspberry PI Raspbian operating system such as Raspbian Wheezy, the inittab file in /etc/ could be edited to make the OS perform an automatic login at power up. In new versions of Raspbian such as Raspbian Jessie, the inittab file no longer exists. Here is how to automatically log in to the command line interface in Raspbian Jessie.
Automatic Login to the Command Line
In Raspbian Jessie it is now even easier to set up the operating system to automatically log in to the command line. By default Raspbian Jessie automatically logs in to the desktop. Settings can now be changed from an application on the desktop.
Options that can be changed in the Raspberry PI Configuration application are:
- Boot Raspbian to the desktop without login required (default in Jessie)
- Boot Raspbian to the command line interface (CLI) without login required
- Boot Raspbian to the desktop with login required (user name and password must be entered)
- Boot Raspbian to the command line interface with login required
See the full details on how to automatically log in to the command line in Raspbian Jessie.
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Previously, an article was posted on how to connect to the Raspberry PI board from a Linux PC using the serial port. We now look at how to do the same thing using a Windows PC.
In this article, a Windows 8 PC is connected to the Raspberry PI through a USB to RS-232 adapter and Raspberry PI RS-232 board. The open-source terminal emulator software Tera Term is then used to connect to the PC’s RS-232 serial port.
Once Tera Term is connected to the serial port and the serial port plugged into the Raspberry PI, when the Raspberry PI is powered up, the boot-up messages will be seen in Tera Term. After booting, the Raspberry PI can be logged into by typing in Tera Term — no keyboard or screen needs to be plugged into the Raspberry PI. The only thing plugged into the RPI is the serial adapter and power cable.
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The Raspberry PI can be operated without a keyboard, mouse, screen or network connection by connecting it to a PC using a RS-232 serial port.
This article uses minicom running on a Linux PC to connect to the Raspberry PI command line. A USB to RS-232 adapter cable connects the PC to the Raspberry PI RS-232 adapter board.
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