Auto login + auto start application in Raspian Jessie Lite [obsolete now multiple OS generations old]
Well now I'm prototyping a new word processor powered by the PI Zero with no GUI. I'm going with Jessie Lite. Instead of Libre Office (obviously) I'm running Word Grinder.
Here's my issue. I need the OS to (A) automatically log in and (B) automatically start up WordGrinder. This is so the user never has to manually type in Word Grinder to start up the app. In a perfect world they wouldn't even know they're in Linux at all.
I am using this guide to automatically start up Word Grinder and this guide to automatically log into the pi user.
The trouble is, I'm able to automatically log in but not to automatically start up word grinder.
I can tell during the verbose boot sequence that the init.d script I wrote to start up Word Grinder does indeed run. I tested the script and it works. But when it boots, Word Grinder just plum doesn't load up. The script apparently loaded fine but all I see is an input prompt waiting for a command.
I also tried adding word grinder to rc.local but that causes all kinds of glitchy issues. Word grinder at least starts at boot but before the rest of the boot finishes, and I get all kinds of problems.
Any help is much appreciated! I'd love to get this up and running sooner rather than later.