Questions related to setting up and running Ubuntu in a kiosk

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Ubuntu 14.04 touchscreen issues

I am trying to set up an Ubuntu 14.04 kiosk. I am very new to Linux. The kiosk part I have figured out, it is finally working as it should. The touch-screen is the issue, not all of the touch events ...
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google-chrome -kiosk disalow save as

I am currently running Google Chrome as follows: google-chrome --incognito --start-maximized -kiosk https://example.com/ To run a kiosk mode, where the user still can use keyboard and mouse. I want ...
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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 14.04 Kiosk, start services before chrome kiosk starts

I am currently building a Ubuntu kiosk, using this guide. The guide itself is great, but I am trying to start other services before chrome is executed in kiosk mode. I currently have: ...
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How do I run as bash script from a WebApp?

I currently am developing a custom Ubuntu dist. that runs a dedicated Kiosk app upon boot. I would like an easy method to shutdown from inside the Kiosk app, but I am currently at a standstill at what ...
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Ubuntu Core Snappy Touch GUI app kiosk

I just learned about Ubuntu Core Snappy about 2 hours ago. I was very excited as I was thinking about making a stand alone java application that has a simple full screen touch GUI. This would be a ...
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Prepare Ubuntu as a sandbox for a demo

I am using Ubuntu to run a program for a demo: The code of the program should not be visible to the user. The data produce in the demo cannot be seen by the user. The user cannot remove the ...
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Chrome Ash full screen

With "google-chrome --open-ash" chrome starts in ash mode, but how to create launcher to start in fullscreen (not kiosk mode but the same as F11)?
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How to entirely disable keyboard shortcuts for “kiosk mode” applications

I am trying to develop a "kiosk mode" application based on the Chromium CEF web browser. I want to prevent the user from leaving the browser. This entails disabling keyboard shortcuts such as (but ...
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How to log out a locked down user remotely

I've set up a load of kiosks to run in a custom desktop environment - I've added the code below. I need to remotely control the kiosks using TeamViewer, and I need to be able to log them in and out. ...
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Automatic shutdown at specified times?

I'm aware I can use (sudo?) shutdown -h hh:mm in a terminal window to shut down a system, however the user that is logged in is a kiosk user, which is locked down in such a way that terminal (or any ...
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How can I log out idle users?

I have some kiosk PCs that pretty much work like the Ubuntu guest session. The kiosk users home has a union filesystem mounted on top of it so the can't change anything but can still save files while ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 lockdown with Firefox

I'm trying to create a lockdown environment for users where they can only use firefox and the allowed extensions. I have managed to create a profile which causes that when uses log in, they only get ...
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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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.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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Google Chrome Kiosk Fullscreen Issue Basic Server 14.04

I'm a complete newbie when it comes to Ubuntu and Linux in general so please be gentle. I've been tasked with creating a web kiosk at work and i'm all but there except from as the title ...
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Start up a .jar GUI application from Login Screen [closed]

I have raspberry pi and I have compiled uniCentaPOS in a .jar file. However I want to start this GUI application without the full desktop. I just want to application running with the GUI. I have ...
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Trying to mod ubuntu to run 1 program instead of the desktop manager

I am fairly new to linux and ubuntu, so please bear with me... I will probably sound very Windows oriented since that is what my background is in. I am trying to build a computer based lighting ...
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Kiosk type machine - Guess account good start

I have some public use PC's currently setup with 14.04 64bit using the guest account to automatically boot and login. It's working fine, but I'd like to make it even more restricted. Meaning I'd like ...
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How to make ubuntu 14.04 a kiosk [duplicate]

I have made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop and now want's to convert it into a kiosk with a full screen webbrowser. This was previously done in 10.04 and worked perfect, but due to ...
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Different behavior on reboots - Ubuntu server 14.04

I am setting up a Kiosk system using Ubuntu 14.04 server edition which will be located in various places around the state. These are going to be unattended Kiosks and I need to have them boot back up ...
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Autologin Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Session As Guest And Allow Web Browser

How can you autologin session as Guest? Bonus for if you explain how to limit the guest to only web browser functionality? (and save no changes) I see the thread here (How to enable guest account ...
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Force a user to use a specified session

I've looked everywhere and can't find how to do the following: What I have is Ubuntu 14.04 desktop 32bit configured with two accounts, one admin and one to run a web kiosk. I have set up a new ...
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Deploying Ubuntu in a public school - image creation and updates

I am currently planning to replace Windows XP on 58 Intel machines that we have. I have been researching to do this, and before I set it in motion I would like to get some feedback on my plan. In ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...