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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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Documentation for xsession

Where I can find info about Xsessions? documents, blogs, anything is ok. My project is about boot in kiosk mode, and I need it. thanks for your help!
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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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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?