Raspberry PI Kiosk Browser

To run our internal information system we decided to go with raspberry pis and to configure them to show a website that shows the information.

This task is pretty simple but information how to do that is quite spread all over the internet. So I decided to put them together here. I decided to go for midori because chromium is not available for rasbian jessie in the moment.

What you need to do:

  • install midori and unclutter sudo apt-get install midori unclutter
  • edit /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart (wheezy) or ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart (jessie)

@lxpanel --profile LXDE
@pcmanfm --desktop --profile LXDE
#@xscreensaver -no-splash
@xset s off
@xset -dpms
@xset s noblank
@unclutter
@midori -e Fullscreen -a [your url]

  • restart raspberry pi

if the image on your screen is cut off from any direction go to /boot/config.txt and adjust the overscan attributes.

Done!