piscreen is a small, Chromium based, Kiosk/Digital Signage solution for the Raspberry Pi.
The difference to other signage-software like Screeny OSE is that it supports just one static URL that it displays - but it provides nice error screens when your network/the internet is not reachable.
1. Preparing the SD card
Get the latest MoebiusLinux for your Raspberry Pi and write it to the SD card with dd (on Linux & Mac):
tar -zxvf moebius.minimal.image.1.0.1.tar.gz dd bs=1M if=moebius.minimal.image of=/dev/sdX
You can also write to the SD card with Win32DiskImager if you are using Windows.
- Insert the SD in the Raspberry Pi and power it on
2. Basic (manual) Updating & Configuration
Log in as root with the Password: raspi. If the password doesn't work look in the Moebius FAQ.
A basic auto-configuration tool should appear (if not, start
Set your keyboard-layout, timezone, overscan-settings (if you see black borders on your screen), overclock (tip: use Medium) and resize the root partition. A reboot should happen. After the resizing login again.
Update the System
apt-get update apt-get -y dist-upgrade
If a conflict happens for any file press
Change the password of root:
Reboot the Pi:
3. Setup the automatic installation
Login again as root with your new password.
apt-get install git-core
Checkout the files of this repo:
git clone https://github.com/robbi5/piscreen.git ./screen
Run the automatic installer:
4. Fill your piscreen configuration
Insert the SD card in your regular computer and edit the
piscreen.txt in the Root folder of the SD card.
Attention: You must not use spaces between the key, the = and the value.
5. Test and run
Insert the SD card back into the Raspberry Pi and power it on. It should now boot, open chrome in fullscreen with your desired URL.
To shutdown it nicely, press
ALT+F4, rightclick, choose Terminal and enter
- Read the hostname from
piscreen.txtand set it on boot.
- Add a wallpaper, overlay start-time, hostname and current ip
- Support proxies
- Add nicer shutdown button