Setup a Kiosk with Ubuntu and Chromium

Recently I’ve had the need to setup 2 kiosk stations to display an array of data on a digital signage screen which has no keyboard or mouse attached to it. The idea in this post is to explain how I did it. I installed Ubuntu with the Unity desktop, set some auto-login tasks and run Chromium in kiosk mode. Then using xdotool to cycle through the Chrome tabs at a set interval. Lastly, the unclutter package will remove the mouse cursor from the screen, giving a clean automated look. I also show how I’ve set this up for a Raspberry Pi. It’s mostly the same, but a few things are different. Check it out if you have a Raspberry Pi … Continue reading Setup a Kiosk with Ubuntu and Chromium