I have 26 Raspberry Pis that are running slideshows via web browser. The slideshow is a website built on the Webslides Javascript framework with an autorefresh extension on Chromium.

The problem I seem to be intermittently encountering is that I occasionally come in to find that the Pi is sitting on the Raspbian desktop. Given that I am never present for these failures, I am just notified of them, I have little more than that to go on and I am at wit's end. Is there a reason the Pis might be rebooting? I have to believe if Chromium was just closing it would show an error message.

I am new to the Raspberry Pi, so I very well could have missed a setting or something. Thanks in advance for the input!

  • Your question can be summarized to: "My RasPi suddenly boots. How can I avoid this?" What answer may be possible with this information? Please take the short Tour and visit the Help Center to get an idea how things work here. – Ingo Apr 25 at 14:55
  • Chromium has huge memory usage - I would monitor that. Is your slideshow just showing images? – CoderMike Apr 25 at 15:02
  • Yes, it currently has about 15 images. I don't anticipate it using much more. I could see about a lighter weight browser. – David Hamm Apr 25 at 15:22
  • Don't use a browser, use an app that scrolls images. eg fbi raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2017/02/… – CoderMike Apr 25 at 15:28
  • I will look into this. Thanks – David Hamm Apr 25 at 15:33

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