TFT Dashboard with Raspberry Pi

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Auto start Chromium in Kiosk mode

Method 1

1. Install chromium, x11-xserver-utils and unclutter


sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo apt-get install chromium x11-xserver-utils unclutter

2. We need to prevent screen from going blank and disable screen saver. – edit /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart and comment # screen saver line and add those lines:

@xset s off
@xset -dpms
@xset s noblank
@chromium --kiosk --incognito http://some.web.

Method 2

create ~/.config/autostart/chromium.desktop with the following contents:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Connect
Comment=Checks internet connectivity
Exec=/usr/bin/chromium-browser -incognito --kiosk http://localhost:8080

Disable screen blanking

sudo nano /etc/kbd/config

Change these two lines.

# screen blanking timeout. monitor remains on, but the screen is cleared to
# range: 0-60 min (0==never) kernels I've looked at default to 10 minutes.
# (see linux/drivers/char/console.c)
BLANK_TIME=0

# Powerdown time. The console will go to DPMS Off mode POWERDOWN_TIME
# minutes _after_ blanking. (POWERDOWN_TIME + BLANK_TIME after the last input)
POWERDOWN_TIME=0

Re start the file or just reboot

sudo /etc/init.d/kbd restart

Setting up the web page

sudo pip install bottle

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