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How to configure the CM3-PANEL-7 as a Chromium Kiosk

This how-tos explains how to create a simple Chromium Kiosk with the minimal amount of software installed

Create a Rasbian lite microSD following this article:

Install the following packages:

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y install chromium-browser xorg xterm

Create a systemd file to launch Chromium at startup:

sudo nano /lib/systemd/system/chromium.service

Insert this content changing http://localhost:1880/ui with the url you want to open after the boot.

Description=Launch Chromium

ExecStart=/usr/bin/xinit -bg black -fg black -geometry 132x36 -e "runuser pi -c 'chromium-browser --incognito  -kiosk --check-for-update-interval=300000000 --disable-pinch --overscroll-history-navigation=0 --window-position=0,0 --window-size=800,480 http://localhost:1880/ui'" -- -nocursor -s 0 -dpms


Enable the new service

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable chromium

Reboot or launch the service by hand now:

sudo systemctl start chromium


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