Feature #681

Extend kiosk mode to support direct-to-videofe, aka autokiosk mode.

Added by Hammel over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:08 Nov 2018
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Severity:03 - Medium


This means configuring app manager to use a different launcher, namely videofe in kiosk mode. This will cause the boot to bring up videofe immediately instead of using the launcher for manual navigation.

This is in support using PiBox to auto-play videos on power-up with rear-projection on windows for the holidays.

It's also really easy:
  1. Modify the build of videofe to support adding an appmgr.cfg with "launcher=videofe -k".
  2. Modify the metabuild to include pkglist.autokiosk to build only the packages required.

Associated revisions

Revision 8823cc29
Added by Hammel over 2 years ago

RM #681: Update videofe build to support -k2 for autokiosk mode (adding appmgr.cfg to launch video instead of launcher).


#1 Updated by Hammel over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

This has been implemented and was used this last holiday season to display videos on the garage window. So it basically works. It could be better - fix it so I don't lose hdmi connection to the projector between videos - but that's work for another day.

Closing issue.

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