Wednesday, November 21, 2012

RaspberryPi+raspbian+ratpoison

Setting up a web kiosk system using raspberrypi+raspbian+ratpoison

This instruction assumes that you already installed raspbian on your SD card

Installing required packages
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get ratpoison
sudo apt-get chromium
sudo apt-get x11vnc
sudo apt-get install x11-xserver-utils


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Start user pi at startup

pi@raspberrypi:~$ grep pi /etc/inittab 
1:2345:respawn:/bin/login -f pi tty1 
/dev/tty1 2>&1

pi@raspberrypi:~$ cat /home/pi/.bash_profile
if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ] && [ $(tty) == /dev/tty1 ]; then
startx
fi

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Set ratpoison's config file

pi@raspberrypi:~$ cat /home/pi/.xinitrc
exec ratpoison


pi@raspberrypi:~$ cat /home/pi/.ratpoisonrc
banish
exec xset s off
exec xset -dpms
exec unclutter -root
exec x11vnc -loop
exec /usr/bin/chromium --kiosk http://www.penoycentral.net


Remotely connec thru vnc
vncviewer raspberrypi.local

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