Raspberry Pi as a Digtial Signage

Modify /etc/rc.local , the startx does exactly that starts X windows to give you the login page

setTerm prevents the monitor from going blank


if lightdm is controlling the screen then set it of



Set the Monitor and the pi not to power down or blank the screen


Set inittab to run the terminal and bypass the login



Install unclutter to get rid of the mouse


If your are using LXDE tell LXDE to not the blank the screen and not to turn on a screen saver, and to run midori in full screen kiosk mode and point it to the web service you want.

you also have to install x11-server-utils this allows you to control the screen saver functionality

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