Update my entrance screens with a Raspberry PI 4

What is it?

For a couple of years I have a dual screen setup haning in my (very full) enterance. It ran two screens with two separate Raspbarry PI’s.
Over the years the PI’s got some upgrades, but I found it time to install the latest Raspberry PI 4, so I can use both screens with one RPI.

Hosting of the webpage(s) to display

I also decided to change the hosting part. It was running on both Raspberry’s, but I wanted to change it, there are plenty of VPS providers available that can host all my private projects.

This list so far of projects on this VPS:

  • Dual photo screen (that I want to extend with a video/gif option)
  • Magic mirror page
  • This webpage ;.)
  • FireFly III
  • Datalust
  • My domotica statistics page

Software and configuration

I use the Raspberry PI web tvservice, in order to turn the screens on and off, this tvservices creates a web port that my domoticz setup can open to tell it to turn the screen on (for a specific amount of time)

Next I have used the following script to show two chromium browsers upon booting

# nano /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

@xset s off
@xset -dpms
@xset s noblank

@unclutter -idle 0
@chromium-browser --new-window --start-fullscreen https://mywebpage1 --window-position=0,0 --user-data-dir=Default
@chromium-browser --new-window --start-fullscreen https://mywebpage2 --window-position=1500,0 --user-data-dir='Profile 1'

Domoticz configuration

The domoticz event triggerd when there is motion in the entrance

Picture time

Removed the screens, only a double euro plug that comes through the wall
The Raspberry PI 4 (still unshielded)
Test setup of the PI 4 with dual monitor
The screen back in place
The motion sencor in the enterance makes sure the screen turns on