So I had a bit of a play this afternoon and managed to get a fairly responsive setup going…
Download the Ubuntu Bionic image from here and write to external USB ( I used 32GB USB3). Follow instructions for WIFI setup and root partition expansion.
Via ssh run command
sudo of-install xserver
Install desktop environment (I used LXDE). Also install a touchscreen keyboard (I used matchbox) and Chromium.
sudo of-settings autostartx of
Reboot and load Lovelace using Chrome, login and save the details.
Via ssh again, run command
sudo of-settings autoxrun of chromium-browser
- Modify ~/.xinitrc and add the following to the chromium-browser line:
–noerrdialogs --disable-infobars --kiosk http://192.168.1.XXX:8123
- Save and reboot.