Questions related to setting up and running Ubuntu in a kiosk

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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 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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.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Kiosk for Public Library Online Catalog with very limited user.

I need to make a few computers boot directly into our local public libraries online catalog webpage and only our catalog (no log-in, no extra-net). I also need to know that patrons will not be able ...
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Locked down quick boot to cd only

I am looking to make up some patron surfing/document writing laptops for our local library. I would like them to boot to a cd without a hard drive in such a way so that the computer starts up swiftly ...