• Hi,

    I know the command line parameter --kiosk but I have to start Chromium automatically and silent after boot.

    chromium --no-sandbox -- kiosk http://www.google.com

    want do this because running chromium as root needs the option --no-sandbox which causes a message box in Chromium.

    Creating a new user allready works but not without entering user password.

    More or less folowing procedure should be implemented:

    1. power on

    2. boot process

    3. network initialization DHCP or static IP (probably in U-Boot)

    4. autologin as specific user (no root)

    5. starting Chromium in kiosk mode with specific server address and without any user interaction

    Best regards,


  • Hello,

    I am assuming you are using systemd?

    In systemd you can create an autologin by copying the file /lib/systemd/system/getty\@.service to /etc/systemd/

    1. cp /lib/systemd/system/getty\@.service /etc/systemd/system/autologin\@.service

    Now make a link from this file to

    1. ln -sf /etc/systemd/system/autologin\@.service /etc/systemd/system/getty.target.wants/getty\@tty1.service

    and overide the existing link.

    In getty@tty1.service change the line

    1. ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty -o '-p -- \\u' --noclear %I $TERM


    1. ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty -o '-f USERNAME' -a USERNAME --noclear %I $TERM

    This will automaticallylog you into tty1 with user USERNAME without asking for a password.

    Now you can add

    1. exec chromium  --kiosk


    1. /home/USERNAME/.profile

    and chromium will get started automaticallywith this user login.

    I hope this helps.

    Your F&S Support Team

  • Hello,

    thank you for quick reply :-). The Image was built by F&S but I think it's using systemd.

    There stills a little issue concerning chromium. Logged in as user root will start Chromium verry quickly but with the parameters --no-sandbox I'm not sure if chromium is running without any restrictions (You are using an unsupported command-line flag: --no-sandbox. Stability and security will suffer.).

    please see file --no-sandbox.txt

    Logged in as user USERNAME starting chromium will cause a long delay (about 35s).

    please see file --kiosk.txt

    I think chromium is missing some directories/files in the home directory of the user USERNAME. I will try to copy the whole directory




    Do you have any other ideas?

    Thank you for help.

    Best regards,