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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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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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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.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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...