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Xdotool - tab key

i just found out xdotool so sorry if i ask basic questions but i can't find the answer. How can I simulate the tab key? On a raspberry, I start chromium in kiosk mode on an application that requires ...
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How to take a Ubuntu system running in kiosk mode on remote outside the local environment

I am running a cefpython application in kiosk mode on ubuntu 18.04. I want to take it on remote which is outside of local environment. I tried the port forwarding which is unsuccessful due to router. ...
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Prevent screen standby for always on xubuntu 20.04 via SSH

I have access to a terminal with SSH, to a XUBUNTU 20.04 that working like a kiosk. How can I set this machine in an "always on mode" through SSH? I need this machine been always on and the screen ...
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How to create a kiosk for steam?

I want to build kiosk for steam game app. Mysystem info:- OS - Ubuntu 20.04,.Gnome, GDM Till now I did create a file /usr/share/xsessions/gameaccount contains [Desktop Entry] Exec=game-session ...
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firefox autostart kiosk or fullscreen on startup

I have Linux installed and I am trying to autostart firefox full screen or in kiosk mode every time I start my PC. I kind of know there is the command like "xdotool.....windowactivate key F11" but ...
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Kiosk mode computer with the sole purpose of showing one webpage

Ubuntu-based computer will output the page to a television. The page in question is not in my control and will sometimes change. Therefore the browser should refresh the page periodically, say once ...
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Kiosk mode Ubuntu

We have a few Windows 10 kiosk computers in the hallway. I want to replace them with an Ubuntu image. A few things I've managed so far: Users can log in automatically. The browser starts at login. ...
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How to input Chinese in ubuntu kiosk?

If we use ubuntu kiosk, we office deploy our website or snap application in it. The website or application need some text inputing. How to solve the inputing problem, for example the Chinese inputing?
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Disable purple screen at gnome start for kiosk app in Ubuntu 18.04

I've been trying to minimize an Ubuntu 18.04 image for a kiosk application. during the boot an empty purple screen appears for a second then system goes into my application. [gif]Purple screen ...
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No hardware acceleration in kiosk snap using Ubuntu Core

When building an Electron kiosk snap based on this tutorial, I get no hardware acceleration on an Intel Compute Stick on Ubuntu Core 18 using any Electron version with Chromium version > 73 (i.e. ...
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Disable fsck messages during boot [duplicate]

I'm attempting to make boot Ubuntu as a kiosk and I'm very very close. I've got the splash screens setup for grub and a new theme for plymouth. They work and look great. I do have a couple issues ...
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Disable 'Save As' in Firefox or Chrome, using Ubuntu as a web kiosk…but can't use 'kiosk mode'?

I'm looking to let the users browse the web so don't want/can't use the typical --kiosk mode (running full screen) as it hides address bar, but want ability to prevent users from downloading a file ...
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Turn Old Laptops Into Kiosks

We have several old laptops (4-5 years) that were deployed with Windoze. I'd like to install Ubuntu on them and do something like this: Boot to a fresh install each time Restrict Chrome to only a ...
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Creating a RDP Kiosk Ubuntu 18.04

I am using a Microsoft Surface running Ubuntu (which works surprisingly well) and have been given the task of making it run Remmena and only Remmena. I need Remmena to open during startup and reopen ...
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Errors when trying to make a Wayland-native kiosk snap

Running Ubuntu 16.04. From https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/wayland-kiosk#0 Make a Wayland-native Kiosk snap At https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/wayland-kiosk#4, the following errors occur:...
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“Segmentation fault (core dumped)” when trying to spawn ubuntu core vm?

Question Why am I getting: Segmentation fault (core dumped) when trying to spawn ubuntu core vm with: sudo ubuntu-core-vm init edge or sudo ubuntu-core-vm ? System info: $ lsb_release -a No ...
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How do I set up a Single Application Kiosk in Ubuntu 18.04 (custom xsession .desktop)?

Does anyone know how to run Ubuntu 18.04 in Single-Application, or Kiosk mode, with direct boot to Application, without logging in or anything? I want to start Plex-Media-Player (like Kodi) directly ...
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Read Only Filesystem for Kiosk Application

I have something like an Intel NUC running Ubuntu that operates like a touchscreen kiosk in an industrial environment. It gets power cycled regularly and I want to protect against hard drive ...
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How do i logout of Kiosk Mode in Ubuntu 18.04

I have Kiosk Mode running in Ubuntu 18.04. A script is run which launches new instance of Xsession every time a user logs into the kiosk profile thus producing error when profile is logged in more ...
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Ubuntu Core on Raspberry Pi: Hide Cursor on boot

I'm making a web kiosk using Ubuntu core on a Raspberry Pi, but I want to permanently hide the cursor. I tried using unclutter but was unable to install it with snap. For displaying the web page I ...
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.xsession file to open chromium-browser only

My machine is an Ubuntu 16.04 Server running on a thin client. These machines are meant to act as an rdp connection to servers where employees will do other work What is the format of an .xsession ...
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18.04 — Configure X to be started by non root user

I am trying to setup ubuntu 18.04 LTS as a kiosk system, so I have installed xorg, openbox and chromium. If I start the machine log in as a non root user and run startx, X starts a blank openbox ...
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Setup Kiosk—convert Upstart to Systemd

Following this great tutorial https://thepcspy.com/read/building-a-kiosk-computer-ubuntu-1404-chrome/ which unfortunately is for ubuntu 14.04, I have started out to do that using ubuntu 18.04 LTS. ...
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How to hide desktop until application starts fullscreen

Using Lubuntu 18.04.1. I am running an application on startup from ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart. This application uses node.js to start a Chromium browser full screen in kiosk mode, and ...
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Detect HDMI connection, plugin cable after startup / reinitialize xrandr?

For my work I build some kiosk players but there is a small issue with them: The players are distributed to other companies who sometimes startup the player first and then connect HDMI cable to the ...
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Disable Multitouch for kiosk mode

We control some public stands for information. These things come with a 4 finger touch screen. Problem is, when a user swipes with 4 fingers, the GNOME menu appears. The user now can do a lot of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Kiosk [duplicate]

So I need some help if possible. I have a Ubuntu 18.04 machine that will be a kiosk for this school. However, I have been running into some brick walls the past few days. Such as, getting both the ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04 hide/disable all boot messages (kiosk mode)

I've just installed Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS on my Intel NUC PC. I'd like to make it a kiosk system, running only Chrome (for example). How can I suppress / hide / disable all these messages printed ...
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Mouse sensitivity settings for touch screen in kiosk mode

I am using Ubuntu as a kiosk system for our company. The kiosk will be in a public location. I am having a few issues with the mouse (once in kiosk mode). Our kiosk is linked to our website and there ...
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Kiosk Setup - Cannot get X to start when “splash” enabled

I have a mostly working setup using Ubutnu Server 16.04. Until I enable the splash I have the following set up $HOME/.xinitrc if [ -d /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d ] then for f in /etc/X11/xinit/...
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Booting USB with custom iso file

I am following steps from Ubuntu documentation https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDInternetKiosk I have tried replacing final step that uses mkisofs with xorriso, did not help. My USB stick won't ...
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It is possible to only display my software without any gui in the background (like no desktop) [duplicate]

I would like not to show my desktop when starting Ubuntu and only show Chrome browser, so that my computer would use less resources because it wouldn't have to draw the desktop. When my project is ...
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How to set up a simple, friendly skinned, public access computer [closed]

I could do with advice about software options available to me for a requirement that has dropped in my lap. Our church has a linked coffee shop which is open to the public and is frequently visited ...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04.02 with Splash Screen and Kiosk mode

I'm trying to configure a Ubuntu Server 16.04.02 in Kiosk mode with Chrome. It's working but I'm not able to configure a Splash Screen instead of showing boot messages. Working so far Steps to ...
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How to set up (L)ubuntu to use read only-fs on raspberry?

I want to set up an Lubuntu-Kiosk read-only. So I want everything that user does, written in the RAM only. When the Raspberry is restarted, everything is deleted. I have tried using the package ...
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Kiosk with USB Read/Write support

I am very new to Linux so please bear with me! Our company have recently implemented a complete USB lock-down policy on all Windows machines. As a workaround, we have installed OwnCloud on one of our ...
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How to exit from Kiosk mode?

I configured ubuntu 16.04 in kiosk mode to open google chrome as said in this article https://dej.in.ua/ubuntu-server-16-04-kiosk-mode/ Can any one explain How can i exit from kiosk mode? None of the ...
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Ubuntu Kiosk with Libreoffice?

I have been searching for about one week for a " Kiosk with firefox and Libreoffice " but unfortunately, I couldn't find it ! or my experience is not too much dealing with Ubuntu and Linus in general. ...
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ubuntu core - kiosk mode with web browser

Can anyone confirm me if it is possible to boot ubuntu core into a full screen web browser at the moment (aka kiosk mode) ? I've found this project, but it seems more focused in Qt applications. The ...
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I would like to build a Ubuntu-Server-based word-processing kiosk

There has been many tutorials on the Internet on how to make Ubuntu-based Chrome kiosks. But none has been done on how to make a word-processing kiosk. Can you folks please tell me how I could turn a ...
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Kiosk with Chrome on 16.04

How can I setup 16.04 as a Chrome-based "kiosk"? I.e.: chrome --kiosk as the only app visible to user, user can only click on what's showed by Chrome (no Settings, Unity or other apps or other URLs), ...
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Launch an app as soon as Desktop environment is launched

Is it possible to launch an app with a GUI (in my case it's a Python script using wxPython for GUI) as soon as possible when computer is powered on / when Desktop environment is launched? And, if ...
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Suggestion wanted for the following scenario ---

I have been asked to suggest a solution for the following. 3 PCs on a separate network. (not a problem) 2 of them only running some sort of text based chat program. The other PC will be used to ...
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Single application kiosk mode Linux mirroring via xrdp

i need help in understanding how to set up screen mirroring under Ubuntu Server. I have a simple light Kiosk System built on Ubuntu Server. nodm and matchbox-window-manager starting my only App on ...
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how to disable window close using key combination <Alt>F4?

I am new here. Recently I tried to create custom distribution which has a single application running all the time. (kiosk mode) I would like to prevent unauthorized window closing from users. I tried: ...
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How do I enable international character key mapping on a kiosk mode system?

We build embedded systems based on ubuntu 14.04 in which we have implemented kiosk-mode type behavior by using a custom X session. Here is the desktop ffile defining the session: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Unable to configure Ubuntu kiosk mode 12.04

Setting Up Ubuntu as a Kiosk Web Appliance How-to Ubuntu Kiosk How to set up an Ubuntu Kiosk Ubuntu Web Kiosk in 10 Easy Steps I saw the websites above but I am unable configure kiosk mode. I ...
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How to implement a last resort physical reset button for resetting kiosk app?

I have a kiosk app which runs on a dell 760 machine running ubuntu 14.04 server with a touch screen. The kiosk app is running in a browser and the system is locked down (chrome is running in kiosk ...
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startx as user on system boot fails

I am running a chromium kiosk. in my rc.local I have sudo -u myuser startx & to boot my ubuntu and start it with a chromium. Since 16.04 i get the following error: parse_vt_settings: Cannot ...
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How to start Ubuntu-touch in kiosk mode without lightdm

I've bought an Aquaris M10 and I'd like to use it as kiosk. I found a tuto on internet to disable standard desktop manager and just open my app with openbox. Tuto The problem is that ubuntu touch use ...