Linux volunteer opportunity (Kiosk station)

From: Mike Robinson 
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
(615) 268-3829

> I'm not a guru but, I think some kind of kiosk would not be out of my =
> Maybe Lubuntu with Firefox in kiosk mode?
> 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,=20
>> with thanks to some help from James and Bill of Engage 3D, we now =
>> 4 formerly retired and discarded computers running Ubuntu.  The plan=20=

>> is to have those running as Tinkercad stations, but Tinkercad is =
>> away (lame) so we'll use something else.  Obviously we can do a lot=20=

>> more than just this with these machines.
>> I know there are some Linux based kiosk systems out there; setups =
>> allow people to schedule reservations of computers.  We don't yet =
>> the demand that we need something like this, but I'm hoping as we=20
>> expand hours and services on The 4th Floor this will really grow into=20=

>> a public computer lab running all open source goodies.
>> I've got a machine that could be tasked as the 'computer signup=20
>> station'.  Does anyone on this list want to give this project a shot?=20=

>> We'd love to have you.
>> Nate
>> --=20
>> Nate Hill

=============================================================== From: Darren Breidigan ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks for the links. Some suggest running the whole thing off a flash drive. It could probably all be done on a Raspberry Pi.