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Kiosk?

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:28 pm
by madsrh
Hi :D

I've been trying to setup a kiosk. There were actually a few images created for this purpose (FullPageOS, Raspberry Digital Signage, Concerto, 1080Dots, KWeb, ...).
I really liked screenly.io (web UI is really slick), but the webbrowser performance was poor, compared to the stock Raspbian. So I ended up running a standard Raspbian PIXEL and just edited autostart like below:

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# autostart file in ~./.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/
@lxpanel --profile LXDE-pi
@pcmanfm --desktop --profile LXDE-pi
#@xscreensaver -no-splash
#@point-rpi
@xset s off #no screensaver
@xset -dpms #no energy saving
@xset s noblank
@unclutter -idle 0.1 -root
@sed -i 's/"exited_cleanly":false/"exited_cleanly": true/' ~/.config/chromium/Default/Preferences
@chromium-browser --incognito --noerrdialogs --disable-translate --kiosk www.website.url
Of course SSH is easy to setup but an advantage here is that when you're a Linux newbie, you can simply close the browser window and then you're at the desktop GUI.

Have you tried any ready-to-go kiosk distros or what solution are you using?