I’m working with a project that has Ubuntu running a digital display board. Full screen, playing videos and HTML content.
For the most part, the OS it up to task and gives us a lot of flexibility. There is one issue we’re having that I’ve found hard to solve: WiFi connectivity and dealing with connections that might drop out.
When the wifi drops out, and it automatically tries to reconnect, it will often reach this state: (image borrowed from another thread)
The main problem with this is we have no user to re-authenticate, and it also covers content that is being played. Our displays are remote and we can’t always access them to fix the issue.
What I’m looking for is a trustworthy way that I can connect to WiFi, and handle errors silently if faced with a problem. It needs to deal with authentication automatically as there is simply no user to key in/mouse in options.
Can anyone recommend either how to suppress these prompts or perhaps another way to manage wif/authentication that is less user driven?
Thanks in advance,