I recently use Raspberry PIs for everything and and many projects. When I have any kind of interface showing to users I use webinterfaces shown in Chrome Browser. So I need to run it in a Kiosk mode. This it how it worked for me:

First of all, bring your installation on the latest level:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Install chromium browser

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

The next step is to create an autostart file to run Chrome on startup in Kiosk mode. Create a new file:

sudo nano ~/.config/autostart/autoChromium.desktop

Add the following lines. Replace http://www.website.com with any other website you want to load on startup, or locally existing file.

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/chromium-browser --noerrdialogs --disable-session-crashed-bubble --disable-infobars --kiosk http://www.website.com
Hidden=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=AutoChromium
Name=AutoChromium
Comment=Start Chromium when GNOME starts

Then reboot. Chromium should automatically launch in kiosk mode after the desktop has loaded.
By default a screensaver will start after a while, what you probably don’t want to have in a kiosk mode.

Stop text terminals from blanking and change the following to lines in the file:

sudo nano /etc/kbd/config

BLANK_TIME=0
POWERDOWN_TIME=0

Than disabling the blank screen forever. If you want to disable the blank screen at every startup, just update the /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf file and add in the [SeatDefaults] section the following command:

/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

[SeatDefaults]
xserver-command=X -s 0 -dpms

Reboot the Raspberry. Hope this helps you.

cheers.
Sebastian

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