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Change Raspbian Boot Options

September 15, 2015

Change Raspbian to boot directly to Raspbian GUI graphical desktop:

Raspbian GUI Desktop Screenshot

Raspbian GUI Desktop

  1. From within command line terminal, type sudo raspi-config and press Enter.
  2. Use arrow key to move to and highlight Enable Boot to Desktop/Scratch and then press Enter.
  3. Arrow to Desktop Log in as user ‘pi’ at the graphical desktop and press Enter.
  4. Tab to <Finish> and press Enter.
  5. Press Enter to reboot now <Yes>.

Change Raspbian to Boot to Command Line Terminal

Raspbian Console Screenshot

Raspbian Console

  1. Launch LXTerminal.
  2. Type sudo raspi-config and press Enter.
  3. Arrow to Enable Boot to Desktop / Scratch and press Enter.
  4. Highlight Console Text console, requiring login and press Enter.
  5. Tab to <Finish> and press Enter.
  6. Press Enter to reboot now <Yes>.
  7. Pi will reboot to Command Console.
  8. Type “pi” for login and press Enter. (All lower case).
  9. Type “raspberry” for password and press Enter.
  10. You are now at the Raspbian (Linux) command prompt.

To start the graphical desktop from within the command line terminal, type “startx”.

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