[Chugalug] Linux volunteer opportunity (Kiosk station)

Mike Robinson miker at sundialservices.com
Wed Apr 3 12:05:55 UTC 2013

The usual way to run a kiosk-station is to configure a user-name (often password-free, often always-logged-on by default) which runs the kiosk application directly as its "shell."  Thus, when that user logs-on, the kiosk is running; when the kiosk program ends for any reason, the user is now by definition logged-off.  Or, if you want a GUI, select a window-manager such as Matchbox which is designed for this purpose.





Mike Robinson
Technical Director
Sundial Services International, LLC
miker at sundialservices.com
(615) 268-3829

> I'm not a guru but, I think some kind of kiosk would not be out of my reach.
> Maybe Lubuntu with Firefox in kiosk mode?
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/r-kiosk/
> On 04/01/2013 11:58 AM, Nate Hill wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> As part of our 3D printing service we are offering at the library, 
>> with thanks to some help from James and Bill of Engage 3D, we now have 
>> 4 formerly retired and discarded computers running Ubuntu.  The plan 
>> is to have those running as Tinkercad stations, but Tinkercad is going 
>> away (lame) so we'll use something else.  Obviously we can do a lot 
>> more than just this with these machines.
>> I know there are some Linux based kiosk systems out there; setups that 
>> allow people to schedule reservations of computers.  We don't yet have 
>> the demand that we need something like this, but I'm hoping as we 
>> expand hours and services on The 4th Floor this will really grow into 
>> a public computer lab running all open source goodies.
>> I've got a machine that could be tasked as the 'computer signup 
>> station'.  Does anyone on this list want to give this project a shot? 
>> We'd love to have you.
>> Nate
>> -- 
>> Nate Hill
>> nathanielhill at gmail.com <mailto:nathanielhill at gmail.com>
>> http://4thfloor.chattlibrary.org/
>> http://www.natehill.net

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