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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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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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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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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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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 /etc/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 power-...
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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 ...