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A kiosk is a computer terminal available to the public that provides specific information and applications.

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Running a specific program when the system is idle, and terminating it on user input

I have a number of Ubuntu "Kiosk" systems that people can walk up to and use to access a specific website to enter specific information. As is, the screens go blank after 5 minutes of non-...
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Display Sleep / Wake on Schedule

Is there some sort of display keep-awake command that could be scheduled? I have a machine I'd like to run a dashboard display during certain hours without having to interact with it every day to wake ...
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Auto-mount and auto-remount with /etc/fstab [duplicate]

With this in /etc/fstab: /dev/sda1 /media auto nofail 0 0 any USB flash drive will be automatically mounted on /media/ when it is plugged. This works fine. Then let's say the user unplugs it, waits a ...
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How to disable VT console when running Ubuntun 20.04 under Wayland server

I am now running Ubuntu 20.04, and using server: Wayland. I have no idea how to disable virtual console switch under Wayland. Under the X.org server adding this: Option "DontVTSwitch" &...
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file system requires manual fsck on boot

Our company is providing customers with a digital signage Kiosk Machine that is running Customized Ubuntu 20.04. Our customers sometimes report that the Kiosk Machine is not booting because they land ...
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How to do Monitoring in a restricted network without Proxy

We want to monitor Customized Ubuntu 20.04 Kiosk Machines that run continuously in a very restricted Bank Network. For this, we tried to use CheckMK but that does not seem to work because of the ...
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Starting ffplay X-window without a window manager

I want what is essentially a kiosk, to display a video stream using ffplay, without a whole Desktop environment. I started with minimal CentOS7, and installed xterm and X11, per this simple guide: ...
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How to lock a Linux/Debian/KDE system to one program (a password-protected kiosk mode for Kodi)?

I'd like to lock my Debian10/KDE system to one program and prevent any interaction of a user with anything beyond the always-on-top fullscreen program, making it impossible to shut down, to minimize, ...
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What is a good configuration to use for a multi-station kiosk functionality?

I need to set up a multi-station kiosk functionality for in-wall mounting. Ultimately all the machines, about 12 or so, will talk to a central control computer. I run Arch. So, it seems I have 3 basic ...
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How would I Open an Internally hosted Webpage and Login without User Input on LINUX?

I'm trying to add to my current lines of Code if possible to Continue to Open my webpage in Kiosk on Chromium during startup, which I've managed with the code below, however I'm trying to make a ...
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Is there a light-weight version of X?

I am setting up a computer as a an older tablet "PC". It will run Debian and a single application, without any window manager. No Internet is needed, nor is remote access. To ensure it runs ...
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How to seperately display different information on 10 different Linux computers?

Related to this question, I need a means to display information on various displays placed around the room. Each display has different information. Ideally, I would have one laptop setup in a corner ...
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Running a singular application on startup, fullscreened

I want to run a single application, specifically a Vulkan game, on Linux. I kind of want it to be like a kiosk, but not just for displaying information. The operating system's one use for me is to run ...
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Running X Appplication Without Desktop Environment in full screen

I'm tryng to configure a Linux to work as a kiosk running google-earth only and I'm just following a guide about how to run google-earth Without Desktop Environment that it would be perfect for me: ...
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How can I create a “CLI Kiosk” before login?

I have a bash script that runs screen that displays various things like htop and some output from a MQTT server. I currently have no GUI installed and this runs on the command line on Ubuntu Server. I ...
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How do I disable all login prompts, including on VT 1 on a systemd system

I'm running essentially an X-based kiosk program on an embedded Linux and I want to disable the ability to log-in under some configurations. I want to run some distro-nonspecific console commands in ...
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Running systemd service synchronously / in foreground

I would like to replace my Xsession with my custom program (kiosk-like setup), previously I was just setting STARTUP variable in my .xsessionrc file like: STARTUP='/path/to/my/program' Now I want to ...
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Kiosk Mode - How do I get all files from a directory?

happy new year! I have following problem: I am using this shell script for the kiosk mode on my raspberry pi \#!/bin/bash xset s noblank xset s off xset -dpms unclutter -idle 0.5 -root \& sed -...
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Lubuntu Google Chrome not opening

Right now I have a kiosk apps set up on a mini PC with lubuntu 18.10. The apps run on Chrome. I create a command to autostart Chrome instance everytime the PC starts up. But sometimes, Chrome doesn't ...
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Lubuntu 18.10 on NUC6CAYH as kiosk app forced shutdown every day is it okay?

im not sure this a the right place to ask but i'll try from here So, i am using Lubuntu 18.10 for my Kiosk App on Intel NUC6CAYH, usually the app is running 24/7..but some request came for an event ...
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Logout from LXDE session after last application exits

Is there any way to automate the above? Currently I have the following autostart file in ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart and would like LXDE to exit the session after chromium exits but don't know ...
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Custom function to the power button (ubuntu 16.04)?

I develop a software, which is going to be run in the kiosk mode on ubuntu 16.04. For some reasons, the computer will not be shutdown very often, so I'd like to allow for restarting only the ...
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What to use for advanced kiosk mode that starts other programs with minimal Ui

What I want: I want a kisok mode application that starts/runs a shell script that opens a vnc viewer. Also it needed to disable all key funktions like alt + f4 or alt + tab etc. Thats it. What I ...
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How to disable right click only on desktop and icons in XFCE4?

I am building a kiosk machine with Debian 9.8 and XFCE4. Everything is done except disabling right click in Desktop. Tried xmodmap -e 'pointer = 1 2 0 4 5 6 7 8 9'; however, it disabled right click ...
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Need desktop environment for kiosk like profile that can only run certain programs

I have a need for an extremely locked down desktop environment that would have three profiles School - Can only run Libreoffice and Firefox. When I say ONLY I mean ONLY - can't change any setting at ...
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Are there any current videostream-player-type 32-bit distros in 2019?

I have these thin clients that are not in use I think they’d do perfect for a security camera video wall—just feed them an RTSP/RTMP URL and be done, GUI not needed. I’ve been lazily looking for ...
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What is the script responsible to bring up Gnome graphic environment in Debian 9.3?

I am preparing a PC that will be used by a lot of people in the company I work for to access information on our local network through a specific software. The PC will have a Debian 9.3 with Gnome 3 ...
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How to make my wallpaper to appear after autologin in lightdm

These are things I did Inside [Seat:*] in /etc/lighdm/lighdm.conf I changed greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter autologin-user=pi autologin-user-timout=0 and in /etc/lighdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter ...
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How to create a lite graphical ability for linux server? [closed]

I use an Arm-based board(nanopi-m1: http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/NanoPi_M1) and an Ubuntu-server ported for my board(armbian: https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-m1) with fbtft support on the ...
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Remove everything but browser from Porteus 32 bit

I have a task of creating kiosk 32 bit system. However Porteus kiosk 32 bit was abandoned by developers and include only old version of Firefox. Is it possible then to cut everything, but Firefox from ...
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How to disable logout (always shutdown instead) in xfce4?

I'm using XFCE on CentOS to make a kiosk. The only thing I have on the desktop is a panel on the top with some programs. It already auto-logins at boot and, at the end of the session, I want the user ...
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i3wm: two monitors, one browser per monitor (dual head kiosk)

My goal make i3 start one browser per monitor on a dual monitor setup. I can't find how to start a browser and move it to the target monitor. I've dig through the doc and tried in ~/.i3/config exec ...
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Simple "kiosk" - StartX with one application says no protocol specified

My aim is to have a Ubuntu laptop which starts one application and the users can't use the mouse or keyboard. First thing to do was find out the command to start the program. This is this command. ...
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Configuring a LTSP kiosk mode to shutdown when a web browser closes

What i want is a client that logs in with a web browser full screen and when the user closes it the system shuts down or logs off the user. So I've been trying to mount a PXEBOOT system for a while ...
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How to configure kiosk with Wayland / Xorg?

Self - answered now, see below: I am setting up a kiosk system with a browser. Now my manjaro system is updating and it seems that Xorg is replaced by Wayland. With Xorg it was clear I could use ...
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Running a software (Python script with GUI) as soon as possible after boot

I'm working on an embedded computer, which will have no keyboard / no mouse, but only a touchscreen (a kiosk). I would like to start, as soon as possible on boot, without any message / splash logo, ...
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Linux for simply one task: watch youtube

I have tested some Linux versions for my kid's laptop. Old Samsung notebook, Samsung N10. I need do only one task: run youtube videos with no lag. Or setup an Android on it. I also tried RemiX-OS ...
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Create a kiosk with tmux

How can I configure tmux such that the user in a session can not do anything other than interact with the programs in it and detach from the session? I've bound a key to detach, but need a way to ...
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Installing Chrome/Chromium on Centos7- kiosk mode

I am new on Centos7 and have some issues. I want to install chrome/chromium on centos7, make user autologin and open to specific webpage in kiosk mode. I did the same on Debian easily but my Intel Nuc ...
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xfce4 lock panel from editing (kiosk)

I'm trying to set up a system where the user can't change the desktop and panels that I have set up for them. I chose xfce because I read there is a kiosk-mode but I cannot make that work at all. I'm ...
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Simplest way to tell if a GTK application (e.g. Firefox) is fully loaded and ready, in order to maximize it

In Linux kiosks, in order to reset some applications'state "behind the scenes" (while the screensaver blanks the screen), I use a BASH script which among other things calls wmctrl, with the task of ...
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Direct Xorg/Xserver manipulation without Desktop Environment

I'd like to create a GUI kiosk application, and ideally avoid the need to install a desktop. Is it possible to use Cairo/OpenGL to generate graphics in an application launched from the console ...
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News-Window (Browser or RSS) in Kiosk Mode

We have 242 PCs with Ubuntu 12.04 running something like a kiosk mode using iDesk. The background image contains some info for the user but this is very static. Currently we are searching for a way to ...
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Log when program is run

I am running a "kiosk" computer - one for general use for anybody in the room - and I want to know if anyone is actually using it. Is there a log that tells me when firefox, chromium or other ...
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running command before shtudown doesn't seem to work

I've created an ubuntu server kiosk based on some guide that I've found and I'm trying to stop the kiosk before the shutdown. The kiosk is being started automatically or manually with the command sudo ...
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Linux for use in a cyber café? [closed]

My friend owns a cyber café and is facing lot of problem with various Windows operating systems. I thought about using Linux Mint or an Ubuntu flavor for the cyber café. I've seen Linux Mint's user ...
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Linux with VM Windows guests in kiosk mode

We have a bunch of computers in our school, which are used by many students and some of them are really having fun in messing around with the system. However it's not possible to restrict access to ...
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How to kill all open windows?

I want to close all windows appearing on my desktop. I've thought to do this through pkill, but I could only manage to kill them one at a time, which is not what I want. The end goal is to put this ...
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How to set a Thunar window as the desktop in XFce?

I want to setup one computer ask a kiosk for eBooks. I'd like any user to be able to see all available books right on the desktop. These can be clicked on and loaded in the PDF software. Is there ...
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Floating panel over fullscreen windows in tile WM

I want to create kiosk using GNU/Linux. I need to show GUI one application full screen. I've found that ratpoison suits my needs. But I also want to allow user to see and change keyboard layout and ...
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