Raspberry Pi: Running Midori browser without a Desktop
Midori is a lightweight browser using the WebKit rendering engine and it is a default browser that is found in Raspbian. This is a quick quide to start the Midori browser from the command line without a desktop manager.
|sudo apt-get install matchbox|
|sudo apt-get install x11-xserver-utils|
Hiding the mouse pointer
Force the Raspberry Pi to use HDMI mode and changing Resolution
Autorunning programs on startup
- The sudo command stands for "superuser do", it assumes you want your application run with root user privileges.
- The "&" cause the application running in background.
Monday, 16 July 2018 08:56
posted by slappy mcphee
I would suggest that you point out as well that full Raspian apparently needs to be installed prior to beginning the tasks in the list otherwise things like midori and xinit will be missing. To me these instructions would for example be great to be geared toward the Pi Zero W running the Lite version of Raspian. Also no JAVA for those that need it which will need to be installed manually, but all in all a solid tutorial.
Monday, 01 August 2016 22:42
posted by Dan
excellent tutorial and gets me 90% of the way to what I need, just one thing.
Is there a way to wait until the entire other services have finished loading before loading this?
I am using this for a kiosk style thing for the office, where other services on the Pi need to load before opening the browser, without doing this it always loads into a blank page as the http service has not started yet
Thursday, 07 April 2016 13:43
posted by surendar
does we need NODM or any display manager to run
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 21:43
posted by Moorthy
Thank you very much. This has been very helpful.