Raspberry Pi Full Screen Browser

These are instructions to setup the Raspberry Pi to run the Chromium Browser in full screen kiosk mode.

Running full screen browser on boot

This is part of a series on running a browser full screen on a Raspberry Pi at boot.
The most current version is here:
Raspberry Pi Full Screen Browser (Raspbian December 2017)

Set Color Depth

Before installing the card in the Raspberry Pi, edit the config.txt and add to the bottom of the file:

 Install Packages

Install card in the Raspberry Pi and update System (please see Raspberry Pi Install for details).
Install MS Core fonts, Chromium web browser, unclutter and x11-xserver-utils:

  • ttf-mscorefonts-installer adds common web fonts
  • chromium-browser installs Google’s Chromium browser
  • unclutter is used to hide the mouse pointer
  • x11-xserver-utils installs xset, which is used to disable screen blanking

Edit Startup Scripts

Edit autostart to add chromium, unclutter and comment out xscreensaver.

Edit inittab to automatically login the pi user:

Edit rc.local to run startx:

Edit /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc to disable screen blanking:

Remove desktop icons:

Reference:
http://elinux.org/RPi_Debian_Auto_Login
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=8298&p=210611
http://www.geckoboard.com/geckopi-run-geckoboard-on-a-raspberry-pi/

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