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Byobu start automatically in guake as the default shell

To launch byobu automatically at login, on the command line, run byobu-enable. byobu-enable is a "wrapper script for enabling/disabling automatic startup of byobu after login into text console".

$ byobu-enable

Otherwise run byobu and type F9 to bring up the "Byobu Configuration Menu". Arrow down to "Byobu currently does not launch at login (toggle on)" and hit enter. Byobu will now launch at login. Hit tab to focus Exit and hit enter to leave the configuration menu.

To launch byobu automatically at login within guake, open guake preferences. Check "Run command as a login shell". Now whenever you activate guake, byobu will be instantiated.


  1. Thank you!! This is what I needed.

  2. Didn't have login shell box ticked. Thanks!

  3. Thanks a lot!
    Exactly what I've been looking for.

  4. I just add this comment on related Guake issue: https://github.com/Guake/guake/issues/71#issuecomment-186029163

        # apt-get install byobu && which byobu | tee -a /etc/shells
        Run guake-prefs and change Default interpreter.

  5. (bow) You have no idea how great the intensity of my excitement was when I found and did this. byobu + guake was my dream. Thank you!

  6. Perfect. I was missing the last bit. Running as a login shell. Thanks!