I want to share with the community a useful way to resume an old iPad as a Cast display.
In my house I’ve an old iPad 2 and a iPad mini 2, both stuck with iOS 9.x.
Safari is too old to run the Cast dashboard but I’ve found a trick.
You can install a docker named
jlesage/firefox on your iHost that will run a new version of Firefox on the iHost itself. It’ll be exposed through a VNC connection to your old browser and this seems to work quite good.
I’ll share my env variables:
FF_KIOSK=1 (to make Firefox fullscreen) DARK_MODE=1 (my preferred mode :slight_smile:) KEEP_APP_RUNNING=1 (to restart Firefox in case of an unexpected crash) LANG=it_IT.UTF-8 (my native language) FF_OPEN_URL=http://172.16.0.126/cast/ (the address of my ihost cast dashboard)
You should also connect a volume to persist browser cache and expose port 5800 et voilà: you can now address your iHost IP address with port 5800 and use your cast dashboard on an old iPad!
I hope this will be useful for someone of you.
You can find more documentation of the docker here: GitHub - jlesage/docker-firefox: Docker container for Firefox