Kiosk mode Linux on bootable media

Steve Meyers steve at plug.org
Thu Dec 12 14:14:12 MST 2013


On 12/11/13 4:34 PM, Doran L. Barton wrote:
> So, I have a new project I'd like to get some input on from the PLUG
> community. I work with a non-profit organization and we attend various
> events where we have an information table where attendees can visit with
> us, sign up to be on our e-mail list, or sign up to be a member of our
> organization (and pay dues.)
>
> Currently, the signup process is on paper, but I'm spearheading the effort
> to digitize that (I know, it's 2013 already!) What I'd like to do is create
> a bootable USB or CD media that will boot up a Linux kiosk system that
> automatically logs in and allows the user to run a browser and that browser
> is limited to a couple of URLs.
>
> Has anyone done anything like this? Anyone familiar with projects that
> provide some, if not all, of these requirements?

Didn't I set up something like this for our OpenWest registration 
terminals?  I can't remember if we ended up using it, but I remember 
working on it.



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