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Questions tagged [kiosk]

Questions related to setting up and running Ubuntu in a kiosk

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Rotate tabs in Ubuntu Core-based kiosk

I have followed the instructions on https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/ubuntu-web-kiosk#0 to create a web kiosk using Ubuntu Core. I have set up the kiosk so that it shows two different tabs as ...
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Transparent lock screen with Ubuntu Core (mir-kiosk)

I have followed the instructions on https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/ubuntu-web-kiosk#0 to create a web kiosk using Ubuntu Core. While I can just unplug the keyboard and mouse, that does not ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 Chromium Browser How to disable Alt + F4

I'm running chromium browser in kiosk mode on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but users can still use Alt + F4 to exit the browser. For all other applications it works if I disable Alt + F4 but for Chromium it ...
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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 Internet Station - KIOSK

I am currently running Ubuntu 16.04, Scenario: I have to create a kiosk browser Environment using chrome, a user wont be able to access anything other than chrome. On start-up chrome must appear in ...
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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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Two graphical interfaces on single instance

This is my first post here, so hi ubuntu community. I'm trying to create a kiosk on ubuntu, my goal is to create two virtual desktops on one machine. Goal is to lunch pc with autologin on kiosk user ...
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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 ...
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How do I disable the F11 key?

I want to make a kiosk using Firefox, and I need the F11 key to be disabled so that the user cannot leave the fullscreen. On top of this, I want Firefox to startup in fullscreen as well. But the few ...
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Lubuntu 15.10 systemd vs upstart kiosk script [closed]

Quite similar question that has been discussed HERE regarding the change of the default init daemon from Upstart to Systemd and converting foo.conf to foo.service for Systemd to be able to work with. ...
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Set up Kiosk with Mixxx in Xubuntu

I want to set up a Kiosk session that only runs Mixxx in order to decrease vulnerabilities of my data and system at a party I'm hosting. I'm thinking of creating another user (call it DJ), so when I ...
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What component is causing the monitor to go to sleep?

We make systems based on Ubuntu 14.04 which we configure to kiosk mode, meaning we change the session to run our application and never present any desktop. Our session file is: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Hiding mouse after being few seconds idle on X display

I have a kiosk application running on Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 with Google Chrome and X display (xorg and xsession). Currently I have some script to hide the mouse after 2 seconds of being idle and ...
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Big tablet for kiosk (Ubuntu Touch?) [closed]

I'm considering testing Ubuntu Touch for a public kiosk application. Most of the tablets is around 7-12 inches but are there any tablets that is around 18-24 inches for Ubuntu Touch? And can I lock ...
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Locked down guest account [duplicate]

I need to setup a computer so a user can surf the internet and that's it. I want an admin account to make changes, apply updates, ect. I would like the guest account to be locked down with no access ...
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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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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 ...