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Install Firefox PPA version over Snap version

It was time to update my laptop, and I already knew that the update will bring Snap, and installs the Snap Firefox version. Along with many known problems.

Occasional HABpanel disconnect from the openHAB server

The new display showing HABpanel works quite nice. But occasionally the fullscreen browser will lose the network connection. As far as I can see, it’s not a Wi-Fi problem of the Raspberry Pi, but still annoying: in the morning the browser shows a small red warning that the connection to the openHAB server is lost, time is still correct, but temperature and the status of other devices is outdated.┬áTo fix that, I have to leave fullscreen mode, hit reload - and then there is no keyboard for going into fullscreen mode again (that’s using the F11 key).


Automatically start a fullscreen browser on a Raspberry Pi - show openHAB HABpanel

The Raspberry Pi with the touch display for the home automation system is coming along nicely. One problem to solve: how to display the openHAB HABpanel, and which browser to use?

Firefox and Chrome don’t run on Raspbian. However Chromium (the open source part of the Chrome browser) is. That’s a good start. But how to start the browser automatically, and in full screen?