I’ve been trying to get a browser to run for a kind of digital signage/kiosk system; however, I have failed after trying different things
Has anyone been able to do something similar?
Are there any tutorials for this?
My end goal is to be able to open a web page and display it full screen in a tv connected to the HDMI port of a raspberry pi using ubuntu Core
I installed mir-kiosk and mir-libs but there’s no browser for it.
I installed a chromium package but it assumes X is already running in the system, which is not the case in Core
A tutorial would be welcomed since I imagine this is a pretty popular setup
Thanks for any help
I know of multiple people using Ubuntu Core for that purpose, but I don’t have a lot of details on the way they are setting it up.
Perhaps @ogra or @morphis can provide a hint on where to start.
@ogra has kindly been helping me with this.
Based on discussion with him it seems the current alternatives are:
- create a browser snap that can use the mir-kiosk/mir-lib snap
- take one of the existing browser snaps made for classic systems and modify it to embed its own XServer
- wait until this has been sorted out
None of those seem simple enough to do by someone without a lot of internal knowledge of snaps/snapd. At some point if this is not yet simplified and I have the time I will give it a try, but at this point I was just wondering if someone has already done it and could provide a recipe for this
I know someone did a test demo snap (http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~pat-mcgowan/+junk/testdemo/files) using webapp-container which uses oxide and ubuntu-app-platform. These aren’t actively being developed any more, but these technologies (and webbrowser-app from the Ubuntu archive (also not actively developed)) can use mir. I don’t know how appropriate any of this is for your project…
Also note Startx as a regular user