Installing TunerStudio on Raspbian with autostart and push button clean shutdown!


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14 Responses to Installing TunerStudio on Raspbian with autostart and push button clean shutdown!

  1. hey man. great tutotial. i’m stuck on the auto start step. when i reboot, i get a box titled,; and it doesnt go past that. i used the commend to check and see that tuner studio does indeed start up manually. any chance you know how to fix it?

    • ok, it might take a while to debug via my website. I can remote in and look at it if you want, using AnyDesk. If not, go to a terminal and type the following


      …and paste what you have as a comment here. You might have a typo. Or you can also do the following command:


      ..from a command line. It should run TunerStudio. If not, it might spit out an error. Let me know what it is.

      • thank you so much man. i really appreciate it. ./ does work. TS opens just fine with that command. heres what i get with cat ./

        cd /home/pi/TunerStudioMS

      • I GOT IT!!
        what i did was:
        1: open command prompt
        2: sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart
        3: @TunerStudioMS/ add that line to the top
        4: hit ctrl+x then yes to save.
        5: init 6 to reboot
        Now it boots just like it does in the walk through above.
        I’m using the Raspberry pi4. Don’t know why that would make a difference but apparently it does.
        Now I can continue on. Thanks again man for the work put into this. It is very well written out.

        • Avatar John Trout
          John Trout says:

          I had to do the same thing to get it working on my raspberry pi 3b+

          • Avatar John Trout
            John Trout says:

            jk nvm it didnt work, I was having the same issue as dennis and I followed his fix but it still shows an empty terminal window titled the cat command gives the same output dennis got and ./ starts tunerstudio as well. I followed the edit dennis did to autostart but it didnt seem to work for me. Any suggestions?


          • Avatar John Trout
            John Trout says:

            Got it working. I instead added the phrase @TunerStudioMS/ to ~./config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart and deleted the StartTS.desktop and as they were unneccessary

          • I no longer support this version. Please go to the PiDash Wiki and download the image there.

  2. man all this stuff is great! ive been looking for a good tutorial on how to do this i just wish there was a video going step by step

  3. How do I delete the old autostart script? I was using the older method, wasn’t workikg but I found a way to get tunerstudio to autostart now but also I get the terminal screen titled “”. I just want to get rid of that and the instructions aren’t here anymore.

    • The best way to get this to work is to run the latest version. Its by far more refined than the one you’re running.

  4. I’m having an issue with my GPS dongle and the correct sentences for Tunerstudio to track location (or speed). Do you have a script that can extract the correct format for tunersudio? I have a lock in cgps -s but i cannot figure out how to extract the necessary data for TS. Let me know if you have any tips

    • Have you enabled GPS in TunerStudio? You’ll need to make sure you give it the correct device location. Are you using my image or just asking how to make GPS work in TS?