Questions related to setting up and running Ubuntu in a kiosk

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Ubuntu 13.10 kiosk mode with custom session not working

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I'm trying to enter kiosk mode in chromium right on boot, but nothing is working. I've been using this method ...
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Is it possible to prevent user from open/save file dialog in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I've a number of kiosk computer implemented my company's application which use firefox as front end user interface. All the users have to do is just staying on firefox to do their job. However when ...
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Run .bash_profile script at login

i'm working on a deb package that allows the administrator to create another account and run that account automatically in kiosk mode. I created the user, specified a shortkey and put that in a hidden ...
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In a Cybercafe - how to make the Ubuntu 13.10 to be auto deepfreeze?

I have installed 10 Ubuntu 13.10 in a Cybercafe for daily about 300 users to use the PC, but its a nightmare with Ubuntu cause people just use Internet and make the system hell. How can I deep freeze ...
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How can I use ubuntu as a kiosk? [duplicate]

How can I make a kiosk machine out of Ubuntu? Looking to boot into a web browser and have them only available to search university pages, have an auto-log out after 2 minutes, and be locked down where ...
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unlocking the kiosk settings

Ive just very new to Ubuntu and have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on virtual box and have run the kiosk script and played around with changing the home page and also locking the kiosk. What I cant do ...
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Chromium Kiosk ALMOST done

I have a 12.04 system here with a chromium kiosk. I have it auto logging in and auto starting chromium kiosk mode and incognito to the proper web page. Only this is that we dont want people to be able ...
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Changing ESC to ALT-F4 While running sh script?

Is there anyway to change ESC to ALT-F4 while running a shell script that is run by Advanced Launcher(XBMC) it then runs Google-Chrome in kiosk mode? But since I am using a controller with limited ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Chrome Kiosk Audio

We are successfully using Ubuntu 12.04 in a kiosk mode for a restricted user but we are having an issue with manipulating audio. The kiosk user is set to automatically log in and then a maximized ...
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how to store data on a “secure” place so that nobody can access to it

I am building a "Kiosk-Computer"-Terminal for my client. At the moment the "Kiosk-Mode" is accessing into Ubuntu with the guest-user, this is enough for my costumer at the moment. ( btw. if somebody ...
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Ubuntu Eclipse/Aptana Kiosk - What's a better solution?

Using an old system and wanting to run Apatana and/or Eclipse and provide as much resources to the application as possible it was decided to run the application as a desktop session. Being a single ...
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Disabling automatic shutdown?

I am running Ubuntu Kiosk 12.04 on an Intel DC3217IYE, but it keeps shutting down when i leave it on during the night. I have tried: Power settings. dconf-editor and zeroing everything having to do ...
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How do I set up a kiosk that uses java and plays a . jar file only?

If we had a untouched Ubuntu server, and we wanted to put on it, lets say: Minecraft and have it so that it ran Minecraft only... What steps would we take to make the dream reality? I mean setting up ...
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How to launch google-chrome/chromium application shortcut in fullscreen/kiosk mode

I'm trying to boot a chrome application shortcut in full screen (kiosk mode). Launching as an application shortcut is straightforward by appending the command --app=http://website.com. But the ...
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How to limit user access to selected applications?

I would like to give a user (mom and dad) only access to these 4 applications: Google Chrome Libreoffice Calc and Writer vlcplayer Of course they are locked in the user home directory. And also of ...
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Setting Screen Size on Chrome Kiosk

I'm trying to make a kiosk machine working with Ubuntu(13.04) and i'm done some parts.Chrome is openning on kiosk mode but i don't know how i set the chrome with my screensize.
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Log out from kiosk mode?

Condition: 1 superuser, 1 kiosk-user. Superuser has root access. Kiosk-user we want to have access to only 2 apps, but not simultaneously. 2 gnome-desktops created for each app. Scenario: Kiosk-user ...
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Building a Ubuntu Kiosk [duplicate]

I would like to customize Ubuntu 13.04 to use for a public use kiosk. From what I have been reading, the tool Pessulus that was used to lock down the interface in the older versions of Ubuntu has been ...
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.desktop file in xsessions folder not autorunning

I was setting up a kiosk per this tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-Up-Ubuntu-as-a-Kiosk-Web-Appliance/?ALLSTEPS I have hit a problem with the kiosk.desktop file since it is not ...
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Open Kiosk Whitelist Not Working

I'm trying to setup the standalone version of Open Kiosk with the following whitelist: allowed[*.google.com, ALL, JAVASCRIPT]; The problem is that I'm still able to open other websites, e.g. ...
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What is the proper way to logout a profile when a certain program is closed?

I have a Point of Sale kiosk system that needs to logout the user profile whenever the PoS system application is closed. At the moment I've solved this by adding /home/user/.profile ... exec ...
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How to turn Ubuntu into kiosk mode from a running session?

Is it possible to turn Ubuntu (12.10 ) into kiosk mode from, for example, a shortcut on the desktop? As a newbie, how can I write this script? If it isn't clear, you can compare this with a ...
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How can I lock down Ubuntu to act like a thin client for VM view?

I would only want to allow wireless settings and View to be used.
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How to make auto shut down for Kiosk (Firefox kiosk) after no activity 10 min? Ubuntu 12.04

I found ideas for shutting down PC after mouse inactivity, but that's not working. I made button for shut down, but that's not working in Kiosk mode, and users forget to shut down PC. Now PC has auto ...
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How do I auto shutdown in kiosk mode instead of sleeping?

I installed Ubuntu in Kiosk mode in a library and I want it to re-start between users. Users always forget to shut down computer. Is it possible to have the computer shut down or reboot automatically, ...
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I wan't to make PC for library. And have some problem ))

I use Ubuntu 12.04. For make .desktop I used this instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-Up-Ubuntu-as-a-Kiosk-Web-Appliance/step4/Set-up-Chromium/ 1 problem: No users can't download ...
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Running application in “Kiosk mode” [closed]

I am trying to configure ubuntu to run an application only, without giving the user the ability to access a terminal or any other part of the system. This application is a fullscreen python GUI. I ...
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HandyCafe port to linux

Does any one knows a project that has capability similar to handycafe or cafesuite. I want an application that can restrict clients like how the above apps do on windows box. I have seen makhawa, but ...
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How to configure permanent autologin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable auto-login in LightDM? How to permanently disable LightDM greeter and enable autologin? I'm trying to set up an Ubuntu 12.04 machine as a kiosk and I ...
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Run application in specific X server or VNC port

I have an application that I'd like to run, yet I'd like it to be visible only through a certain VNC port. I don't want the app to show up on the normal Ubuntu desktop. I want the app to run "in the ...
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Custom session: Window does not capture full screen area by default. 12.04

I am trying to create a custom session by creating a custom.desktop file in /usr/share/xesessions folder. Remember this is not a gnome or some other session. I have created my own application for this ...
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How can I lock the keyboard and mouse when playing video

I'd like to set up my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop so that I can play a video on loop while my computer is unattended, while not allowing anyone to take over without a password. I think this could go one of ...
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How do I configure LightDM so user could choose session type only

I need to configure LightDM, so user could only choose session type which will then start automatically without password. And when he had choosen 'kiosk' session, it should start as quest. When he had ...
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How do I create a kiosk-mode where only one application runs, no games, etc.?

I want to create a Point-of-Sale (PoS) system with Ubuntu. (i.e. cash register). The system should start with the PoS application, and shutdown when the PoS app is closed. It must be locked down, and ...
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ubuntu with no gnome-desktop autologin and fullscreen chromium

I'd like to achieve following: no gnome-desktop auto login a user and load .bashrc auto startx and run my custom chromium Now: I'm able to start with text only, by adding "text" into ...
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How to configure Ubuntu for public kiosk use?

My local library currently uses Windows with Steadystate to provide a locked-down, "stateless" PC. It provides library patrons with access to a web browser, Office and a couple of other apps. Once a ...
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11.04 Kiosk Wireless issue [closed]

I'm running into a bit of a snag, using natty... I work for a small school district and we have laptops we allow some home-schooled student to check out. We've currently setup the machines in kiosk ...
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Booting in kiosk mode [duplicate]

How can we configure the machine to boot directly into a restricted interface, with limited options that we can configure? This is to make a kiosk machine.
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Customize Ubuntu for a library Internet kiosk

I would like to customize ubuntu for a library, they only want to display a web browser with their site in full screen. No address bar, no button user can only click the link on the page. If ...
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Google Chrome Kiosk screen does not maximize

I have set up a Chrome Kiosk using a custom session in X to run Google Chrome. It generally runs pretty well except except for a screen size issue. I have a "chrome.desktop" session file saved in ...
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How can I lock down ubuntu?

I am working on a small project. I have about 20 computers with Ubuntu 10.04 on them, which will be used in a computer lab for elementary, middle, high school and college kids. Some seniors and new ...
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Kiosk Mode Coding in Chromium [closed]

I don't know how easy this would be, since I don't know anything about it, but I need an Ubuntu setup where the machine boots up, displays the login for a few seconds allowing a chance to log in as an ...
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What is Kiosk Type Session? How to have it? How to use it?

I recently heard about Kiosk type Session for Ubuntu 11.10, How do i Use/Install it? What actually is it?
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Custom Xsession with Gnome visuals

I'm trying to create a kiosk PC only for web browsing using this tutorial as a reference (only difference - I'm using Firefox instead of Chromium) It is working correctly in principle (only FF window ...
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How to set up a (relatively) secure kiosk on Natty?

I'm trying to get my application to be the only thing a user sees when the machine is powered on - like a kiosk, but a little more secure. Ideally, what I'd like to happen is this: At machine ...
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Locking down Systems in a Computer Lab School for Orphans

I am helping out an NGO, called Orphans Found Fund, here in Arusha Tanzania setup a computer lab to teach students about Ubuntu and open source applications. I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on all the ...
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How do I set up an Opera Web Kiosk? [closed]

Is there a way to setup a web kiosk that uses the Opera browser, and is self resetting so that there isn't any chance that someone could hijack it?