May 19

Linux: Raspberry PI – Chromium didn’t shut down correctly – How to fix

When using Chromium as a Kiosk it will not shutdown properly on reboot.  As a result it throws an error every time it restarts.

Here is my fix(This assumes you are using pi as your auto login user):
1. mkdir /home/pi/scripts
2. nano /home/pi/scripts/chromiumcleanup
3. Add the following:
/bin/sed -i ‘s/”exit_type”:”Crashed”/”exit_type”:”Normal”/’ ~/.config/chromium/Default/Preferences
4. ctrl X and Y
5. chmod 755  /home/pi/scripts/chromiumcleanup
6. crontab -e
7. Add the following: @reboot /home/pi/scripts/chromiumcleaner
Make certain to put a new line after the above.  crontab requires an empty line for an EOF.

Reboot and everything should work.

By: Timothy Jay Conrad  (sed command taken from S. Kemp)

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Posted May 19, 2018 by Timothy Conrad in category "Linux

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