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auto run a program on Ubuntu Server tty1 (or tty2)

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http://askubuntu.com – I would like to automatically run a program when I log on to a specific console (tty1) and no other. I am running Ubuntu server 10.10 (no x) and I added the following line to my /etc/init/tty1.conf to automatically log me in to the first console and it works. exec /bin/login -f USERNAME < /dev/tty1 > /dev/tty1 2>&1 I have a program (called HomeAuto) that monitors a special data acquisition board and I want it to start when this console logs in. Is it a matter of simply adding another line to that file too? Thanks, Mark. (HowTos)