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How to configure 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-get update
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
sudo apt-get install xorg

Create the systemd file to launch Chromium at startup: /lib/systemd/system/chromium.service. Change myurl with the url you need to open at startup.

Description=Launch Chromium

ExecStart=/usr/bin/xinit -bg black -fg white -geometry 132x36 -e "runuser pi -c 'chromium-browser --incognito  -kiosk --window-position=0,0 --window-size=800,480 http://myurl'"


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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