DietPi Does Not Boot to Desktop

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The_Raven
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Re: DietPi Does Not Boot to Desktop

Post by The_Raven »

This issue exist now for a long time. The problem and the fix is simple:
User "dietpi" must be in the group "video".
usermod -a -G video dietpi
I have to do this every time when setting up a new Pi, so please fix it ;)
Hazcrew
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Re: DietPi Does Not Boot to Desktop

Post by Hazcrew »

Thank you @TamaTamaGoGo :D
Not being able to run the desktop is a user is major issue and such a minor/easy fix.
I was going to give up on DietPi and go back to Rasbian until I found this post.

I would have thought it could be easily addressed.
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Joulinar
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Re: DietPi Does Not Boot to Desktop

Post by Joulinar »

@Hazcrew
before giving up, you always welcome to raise your question on GitHub or this board.

Regarding the challenge to start a desktop as non-Root user. This is known and might change on a future version viewtopic.php?p=28867#p28867
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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