I'm trying to start a script in LXDE. I've added it to startup and after restart it starts up but in the background not in a terminal window. Any idea? Thank you.
What you want is a script that opens and runs in a terminal emulator.
Make another script like this that calls your script in a terminal and add it to startup.
x-terminal-emulator -e /home/user/hacky your-old-script optional arguments here