PI3 Digital Signage

Total n00b here.

I am trying to replicate a solution I have right now that runs on a raspberry PI. This solution basically runs x opens chromium in kiosk mode and pulls a webpage.

I followed this instruction set:
Pi3 Kiosk mode

Now what I am trying to do is to mimic it so that I do not have to build it on a bunch of Pi’s.

I followed the instructions on: Balena how to but am running into issues.

In my dockerfile.raspberrypi3

RUN install_packages xserver-xorg \
xinit \
openbox \

But where I am stuck is on the Kiosk mode site, they have a setup for openbox, then they use a .bash profile to autolaunch.

I am trying to use this for digital signage and thus, no cursor, no keyboard, no borders, no screen saver, no autooff.

Does anyone have any clues?



Hi @DavidBer,

Welcome to the forum!

I would suggest you to use this sample project: https://github.com/balena-io-projects/balena-wpe
We build this as a sample project and it is optimized to also take advantage of the GPU on the raspberry pi for rendering.

From what I read from your post, it should fit your purpose just fine. You can set up a device with it and provide the URL it should show via an environment variable (WPE_URL) in the dashboard.

Let us know if this works for you?