Display URL on Pi Zero

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Display URL on Pi Zero

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I’ve been trying to use the boot to URL feature on my very old Pi (maybe version 2) but it doesnt work, I don’t think it’s supported. Does anyone know if it will work on the lastest Pi Zero? Want to make sure before I buy one. Thanks.
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@unixmit
You mean booting the system into Chromium kiosk mode? That is possible with Pi zero as well.
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Yeah that’s the one. Thanks I’ll try it.
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I've set Chromium to autostart but it's not working on my Pi Zero. Chromium is not listed in the software to install either. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
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@unixmit
Ah yeah we disabled it for ARMv6 although I am not sure why.

Please see here about how to unlock it manually to try it out: https://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5972

I am not aware of any reason why the Raspberry Pi repo package (that we install) should not work on RPi1/Zero (ARMv6).

I will unlock it if we find ~2 users where it works well.
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Excellent I will try it next week and report back. Thanks.
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@unixmit
Did you manage to test in on your RPi1/Zero?
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Hey everyone,

A little bit late to the thread, but just to let you know:
I tried to run Chromium on my RPi 1, on a 720p resolution.
I works light webpages, but is barely usable on heavy ones (YouTube, Soundcloud).

I think it can still be enough for some people.
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