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I'm busy creating a very specific project using a Raspberry Pi Zero W that is connected to a screen running 800px x 480px and a few navigation buttons (up/down/left/right/enter/back).

So on first run, it will fire up a script to show a list of available Wi-Fi networks to which it can connect as well as a few subsequent questions.

However, I do not want it to be displayed in a standard prompt, I want it displayed in a full-screen, vertically centered type of display.

hat I would like to do is on first boot create a full-screen set-up, similar to setting up phpmyadmin:

phpmyadmin setup

...or running raspi-config on Raspbian.

How does one go about this?

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The interface used is built by whiptail (https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bash_Shell_Scripting/Whiptail)

Useful how-to here: https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/how-to-use-whiptail-to-write-interactive-shell-scripts/

  • Actually, it's not whiptail in this case, but the underlying library newt called directly from python scripts. – Thomas Dickey Jan 14 at 16:28

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