View Full Version : [ubuntu] stripped down ubuntu/kiosk

August 12th, 2010, 11:57 AM
I want to set up ubuntu for a kiosk situation. It only needs a java application, a pdf reader, and a wifi connection - but it will only ever connect to one IP number. If either one of the applications closes they need to be automatically relaunched. I don't think it needs a desktop environment, I don't want any userland applications on the harddisk, and most of the system tools can go away too. How do I get rid off all that stuff? Is here a tutorial someplace on doing this sort of thing?

August 12th, 2010, 12:21 PM

Below is a the link for a kiosk build of Ubuntu based on 9.10. This build is a specific configuration of Ubuntu that will automatically login as a kiosk user. The kiosk user's xsession consists only of a single Firefox Window

If this is an option you could add the pdf reader etc