I have my taplist set up on a raspberrypi, and it works and looks great. My only problem is anytime there is a power outage or any other reason that I have to reboot the device, it requires me to re activate it. Is this normal or is there something I can do to fix it so that it will just load the taplist back up without me having to go to a computer and entering the activation code.
Hmmm, that’s not normal. I wonder, is the raspberry pi’s clock set correctly? It’s possible that the clock is wrong, causing the display’s access code to expire.
I found this thread which might be of some help, otherwise we will have to see if anyone else here has ideas:
are you maybe using
-kiosk mode in chrome? that would cause that. you need the cookies.
I am using the kiosk mode. I didn’t know that that would disable cookies, but that makes sense. Thanks.
Oh, I didn’t know that about kiosk mode! Would you recommend I remove
--kiosk from the RPi setup instructions? I don’t remember if there is other merit to using kiosk mode…
sorry, I was thinking of
--kiosk mode just does full screen.
So I checked and the time issue is not a problem, it’s syncing just fine and is accurate. I also white-listed cookies for taplist.io so it should be getting cookies. But the issue still remains.
Was there a fix for this as I have the same problem? Every time the power cycles on the RPi, I would get a warning saying the Chromium did not shut down correctly and would I like to restore pages. The fix was to add the --incognito switch to the command line that starts chromium. That works well but now I have to activate Taplst io with an authorization code every time the power cycles (every day). That is more annoying and takes more time than ‘X-ing out’ of the Restore pages warning box.
Hoping that there’s a more elegant solution.
Any updates or solutions for this?
Hey Paul - Don’t have much daily experience with the Raspberry Pi, but some googling suggests the following might work:
~/.config/autostart file, replace this line:
Exec=/usr/bin/chromium-browser --noerrdialogs --disable-session-crashed-bubble --disable-infobars --kiosk https://www.taplist.io/display
Exec=/usr/bin/chromium-browser --noerrdialogs --no-first-run --no-default-browser-check --disable-restore-session-state --kiosk --app=https://www.taplist.io/display
Alternatively, the following article suggests a different solution that could be worth a try.
Let me know how it works & I’ll update the setup instructions if it helped. Thanks!
Thanks Mikey. I’ll give it a try and report back.