Tag: kiosk mode

Small Linux on Thin Client 32MB Disk

Problem: If you have bought a Thin Client Terminal, you lost updates after some years, cause the manufacter closes the support, or you have to pay for the Upgrades. Solution: To reuse the old Hardware take a closer look on www.tinycorelinux.com There you find a very small modular Linux. You must not buy new Hardware! Tinycorelinux runs on x86 (Intel/AMD/Via) Hardware with a current 2.6 Kernel inside a RAMDISK.   Preferred Applications: Kiosk Internet Box Internet Radio Netbook with full ThinClient Support for High Security Travel (Company’s) Internet PC Office PC Fast energy saving embedded PC with ramdisk Use SSH […]

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Kiosk Mode

If you run your PC as Family PC for Kids or Public PC you have to make some changes: Step: – Setup Ubuntu 10.04 with alternate Disk! – select XDM as Login Manager by default!! – go /etc/init folder as root – edit control-alt-delete.conf and disable reboot without login – go /etc/acpi make chmod 000 on powerbtn.sh hibernation.sh lidbtn.sh to prevent unwanted shutdown – make #sudo aptitude remove gnome-power-manager to prevent unwanted standby by all users – test forced shutdowns pressing all buttons at menu – optional add autologin at login manger for a user without “sudo” rights – optional […]

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx disable hide REBOOT SHUTDOWN STANDBY SUSPEND GNOME SYSTEM MENU SECURE KIOSK MODE

Problem: If you install ubuntu 10.04 Desktop by default every user can shutdown,reboot,hibernate or standby a PC If you want to disable this make: – install gdm2conf from the ppa channel to customize hide System Menu at Login GDM2 Manager – create custom Gnome System Menu Policy against User shutdown,reboot,hibernate or standby. Steps: create new policy file: #sudo touch /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/custom-menu.pkla edit new policy: #nano nano /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/custom-menu.pkla insert into: [Disable suspend] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.devicekit.power.suspend ResultActive=no ResultAny=no [Disable hibernate] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.devicekit.power.hibernate ResultActive=no ResultAny=no [Disable shutdown] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.consolekit.system.stop ResultActive=no ResultAny=no [Disable reboot] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.consolekit.system.restart ResultActive=no ResultAny=no reboot and try! To disable CTRL-ALT-DEL REBOOT edit […]

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Kiosk Mode

If you run your PC as Family PC for Kids or Public PC you have to make some changes: Step: Setup Ubuntu 10.04 with alternate Disk! select XDM as Login Manager by default!! go /etc/init folder as root edit control-alt-delete.conf and disable reboot without login go /etc/acpi make chmod 000 on powerbtn.sh hibernation.sh lidbtn.sh to prevent unwanted shutdown make #sudo aptitude remove gnome-power-manager to prevent unwanted standby by all users test forced shutdowns pressing all buttons at menu optional add autologin at login manger for a user without “sudo” rights optional add to startup the opera -kioskmode Browser Command (fullscreen […]

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx disable hide REBOOT SHUTDOWN STANDBY SUSPEND GNOME SYSTEM MENU SECURE KIOSK MODE

Problem: If you install ubuntu 10.04 Desktop by default every user can shutdown,reboot,hibernate or standby a PC If you want to disable this make: – install gdm2conf from the ppa channel to customize hide System Menu at Login GDM2 Manager – create custom Gnome System Menu Policy against User shutdown,reboot,hibernate or standby. Steps: create new policy file: #sudo touch /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/custom-menu.pkla edit new policy: #nano nano /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/custom-menu.pkla insert into: [Disable suspend] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.devicekit.power.suspend ResultActive=no ResultAny=no [Disable hibernate] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.devicekit.power.hibernate ResultActive=no ResultAny=no [Disable shutdown] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.consolekit.system.stop ResultActive=no ResultAny=no [Disable reboot] Identity=unix-user:* Action=org.freedesktop.consolekit.system.restart ResultActive=no ResultAny=no reboot and try! To disable CTRL-ALT-DEL REBOOT edit […]