location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 31, 2011
I am wondering if there is a way to make a Linux Kiosk for a shop/info point, that no-one will be able to tamper with, that will only have Firefox. It does not need to have a customised UI, because Firefox will be in full screen mode. I have tried stripping down Ubuntu with Synaptic, but I cannot remove some things without removing the entire Ubuntu shell. Do you have any suggestions? I do not like Tiny Core and Micro Core. The Kiosk can have as much RAM as you need it to, and it has a 256MB ATI Radeon and a 3.2GHz Pentium D. I am new to KDE and customising it.
Are there any Linux Kiosk Distros?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 6, 2004
I am lookking for a Distro that does Linux Kiosks.
I have found packages like OpenKiosk, that you attach your your distro, but I have not seen a disto that just does user-configurable Kiosks.
Are there any Linux Kiosks Distros out there? (ie. ISOs?)
Permanent Linux Kiosk
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 11, 2010
Hello, I work at a community college that is looking into replacing Windows XP with a Linux derivative on our kiosks. They run windows XP fine, however, with all the scripts and group policies required to lock them down it can take up to 10 minutes to log in. I am looking for something that will not save data in between sessions, will be fast to log into, has only web browsing functionality(used for web mail and for general web surfing), gives the user no control over the system whatsoever, and will authenticate to a server.(Preferably straight to our windows server)
I know I could probably heavily edit an existing distribution such as Debian or Fedora to achieve this, but I was wondering if anyone knew if someone has done part of the work for me.
P.S. I am also researching this independently, but thought I might as well see if anyone can help.
Chrome Linux kiosk printing
location: linuxexchange.com - date: January 1, 1970
I am setting up a kiosk (Linux/GNU, Debian) that requires silent printing from the browser. I may just end up using Firefox, but already have chrome installed and was wondering if the --kiosk printing argument worked or not?
I tried it and I still have to hit the print button to get rid of the print prompt...
Linux Internet Kiosk
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 23, 2005
I'm new to linux and need som help understanding some basics. I'm a Windows network admin needing to implement public access PCs for users to surf to our website and links from it. Beyond that, they will need nothing but to print out pages. I stumbled across an iso called BoothBox on the sourceforge website. It's exactly what I need but I need to add printer and video drivers and add web pages to the whitelist. How can this be accomplished? I'm clueless as to how I would unpackage the iso, make the necessary changes, and compile a new iso. Must this all be done from within the Linux OS or could it be performed from within windows?
Linux Internet Kiosk
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 11, 2008
Alright here is what is happening:
At work I have been assigned to set up an internet kiosk on a linux machine. The rest of the network is extremely secure and this machine will be solely to access email sites and other sites blocked on the regular network. This machine is EXTREMELY old, it is IBM and it has 128 MB RAM. I tried to install Ubuntu on it to no avail, it cannot handle Ubuntu. Then I tried DSL, and personally I can't stand how it looks and don't like the system overall. Does anyone know of any other easy to use and configure, low resource, linux distibutions? I need to be able to make a guest user with almost no rights on the machine except internet access.
And another problem not related, for some reason the monitor on that computer just decided to flash and turn purple out of nowhere and I can't figure out a good RGB, contrast, and brightness setting to get it normal looking, I've got it decent but it's still a pain in the eye to look at.
Thanks for any help in
Best Linux Distro / Software for public pc(kiosk)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 14, 2006
Hi, im trying to make a public pc that can only be used for Surfing, openoffice tools, also no access to primary hardrive, only to removable-storage.
What distro/software should i use to make this possible with as little effort as possible. The system has to very restricted so that people cannot change settings or gain control.
Setting up Linux Distro for Public/Kiosk use
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 12, 2004
Is this possible ? I am looking to set up a Linux system for Public internet use. This system will be use in a Recreation center as email, Internet and IRC instant messaging. We are currently using Windows 2000 and Fortress security software. This works but is buggy and would like something better. Can I lock down a Red Hat, Mandrake etc, system to only allow desktop access and still have messengers run ? ALso need to be able to print to a network printer.
I need to lock this system down as much as possible but still be able get into all the silly messengers that people want to use. There are approx 100 users a day who would use the system and even with our current setup they can get trashed. I would like to explore possiblities of using something better (wink) than Windows. This would be something similar to policies.
Only hang up I can see would be (yuck) AOL that most of them use. If anyone could offer some suggestions. I want to try something different..
[SOLVED] Set up "Kiosk" directory, Ubuntu Linux ver 10.04 serveri386; cannot open odt docs
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 22, 2011
I am an experienced Ubuntu Linux user, but the fact is that I need some help. I recently set up a "venerable"(Pentium 4, single-core, 2.4 GHz, 32-bit architecture) machine with Ubuntu Linux version 10.04 server-i386. My objective is to set up a "kiosk" directory on it which everyone(including guests) on my SOHO network can read from and write to.
I have designated the directory "kiosk"(no surprise there) and defined it in smb.conf. It is directly under the "home" directory, as path = /home/kiosk and set the file permissions as drwxrwxrwx or, if you prefer, like chmod 777. I have a separate machine, System Librarian running Ubuntu Linux 10.04 Desktop amd64 on the network(via Wi-Fi) and a second separate machine running Windows XP Pro, with SP3, also on the network this time via Fast EtherNet(100 Mbs).
From the Linux machine, I can read a complete file list, but I cannot "open" an RTF or an ODT doc in the kiosk directory. When
Linux Music Kiosk Software
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 3, 2011
Hello, I want to setup a music kiosk for our small bookstore.
We sell a lot of music on cd and we want to have something where our customers can select an album to listen to. Is there something very simple that is hopefully free software?
There is no room for a full keyboard, so i was hoping to just have some buttons to control it all. Buttons would be like next, previous, play, vol up, vol down, and a few others.
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