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    Kiosk Help

    I have been looking all over the web trying to get a good how two on building a linux Kiosk.

    I think i have pretty much got it to where i want it to be except these 2 issues. I guess really they are 1 issue just different ways to go about it.

    1. Find a way to automatically log the user off if firefox is closed
    2. automatically launch firefox in TWM instead of gnome, and also auto logout if it is closed.

    I am doing this on ubuntu 10.04LTS.
    i have firefox automatically loading and the user automatically loging in. It loads in kiosk mode via the rkiosk extension. but they can still alt+f4 and close it to get to a gnome session. I need to be able to do one of the following above with it.

    I have used this as my main resource on getting this setup but have not been able to solve my current issues.

    http://ze.phyr.us/kiosk-mode-in-linux

    Thanks

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    Re: Kiosk Help

    I did a pretty thorough write-up on linux kiosks a while back, you can read it here:

    http://www.alandmoore.com/blog/2011/...-2011-edition/

    If you look in the comments section, there are some ideas for implementing a shutdown after the browser is closed. Most of the other issues you mention are solved by following the method I outline.
    Last edited by lykwydchykyn; November 14th, 2012 at 09:13 PM.

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    Re: Kiosk Help

    Quote Originally Posted by lykwydchykyn View Post
    I did a pretty thorough write-up on linux kiosks a while back, you can read it here:

    http://www.alandmoore.com/blog/2011/...-2011-edition/

    If you look in the comments section, there are some ideas for implementing a shutdown after the browser is closed. Most of the other issues you mention are solved by following the method I outline.
    Thanks I might switch to that in the future.
    I have one more issue to add. is there anyway to allow printing from firefox with rkiosk installed?

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    Re: Kiosk Help

    Quote Originally Posted by ataylor1988 View Post
    Thanks I might switch to that in the future.
    I have one more issue to add. is there anyway to allow printing from firefox with rkiosk installed?
    No idea; I gave up on using Firefox for kiosks years ago. I tried rkiosk a few times, but I didn't care much for its "all-or-nothing" approach.

    That's why I ended up writing a custom kiosk-oriented browser.

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