Raspberry Pi as an Office Dashboard

Full Instructions to follow, but key points are:

Configure Raspberry Pi with Rasbian (here is a decent guide for the below)

1. Download ISO

2. Flash SD Card

3. Configure RaspberryPi on first boot


Setup Auto booting WebBrowser

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces/
sudo apt-get install x11-xserver-utils unclutter
sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart
# @xscreensaver -no-splash
@xset s off       # Turn off screensaver
@xset -dpms       # Turn off power saving
@xset s noblank   # Disable screen blanking
@unclutter        # Hide the mouse cursor
@midori -e Fullscreen -a  http://dashboardurl.sitename.com

boot to desktop using pi, and disable overscan (both in advanced options)

sudo raspi-config



Screen continues to go blank so try the following

sudo nano ~/xinitrc
xset s off         # don't activate screensaver
xset -dpms         # disable DPMS (Energy Star) features.
xset s noblank     # don't blank the video device

exec /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager      # start lxde


Additionally do the following too

sudo nano /etc/kbd/config

Change these two lines.

# screen blanking timeout. monitor remains on, but the screen is cleared to
# range: 0-60 min (0==never) kernels I've looked at default to 10 minutes.
# (see linux/drivers/char/console.c)
BLANK_TIME=0 (Was 30)

# Powerdown time. The console will go to DPMS Off mode POWERDOWN_TIME
# minutes _after_ blanking. (POWERDOWN_TIME + BLANK_TIME after the last input)
POWERDOWN_TIME=0 (I think it was 15)

Also did this change

sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

In that file, look for:


and insert this line:

xserver-command=X -s 0 dpms