I have a raspberry pi with raspien installed. When I start my PI I would like to run the following steps after the operating system is loaded if possible:

  1. a java software that checks the internet connection. If there was no connection a gui prompt to add internet properties should be shown and the user will then fill in a form to set the static ip and passwords as needed.
  2. Now the PI has a connection and a browser should open with a given url.

It this possible?

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    Please add a comment on the downvote so I know that to improve – Marthin Oct 16 '13 at 11:54
  • Why do you want a Java program (which we won't write for you)? This would normally be done with a few lines of shell script plus an existing tool such as Network Manager or WICD. – Gilles Oct 16 '13 at 23:19
  • Doesn´t have to be Java but it´s the language I prefer. I will look into Network Manager and WICD. Thank you! – Marthin Oct 17 '13 at 6:54

you can start any software (whether it is written in java or not) as an autostart task when starting your desktop session.

how this is actually done depends on the desktop environment you chose.

e.g. on LXDE you would add a .desktop file (e.g. myapp.desktop) to your ~/.config/autostart directory (create one if not available) with 3 lines saying :

[Desktop Entry] 
Exec=java -jar /path/to/my/application.jar

the above information was found here.

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