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Offline KioskMode

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Run in Kiosk-Mode - Window Manager
« on: September 06, 2015, 04:01:26 AM »
Hello,

I'm new to TinyCore and tried to use it for an older PC for Kiosk mode.

I have two problems and can't find any solution:

1. The different window manager:

I have installed all Window Manager i have found for tinyCore, but I didn't found
a solution to start the window manager automatically.
Of cause, I know the desktop= Parameter for booting, but I can't found the names for
the different window-manager.
Desktop=fluxbox  is starting fluxbox ...

Which desktop=? starts:
OpenBox
IceWM
and the other ones?

And how can I start and stop the window manager without booting?

2. Chromium and Firefox Browser didn't start in fullscreen modus. My Screen Solution is 1280x1024 ... Both browsers stop
in nearly 1024x768 ... The start Parameter (command line) are correct set. I can manually resize the browsers.

THanks for help...

Best regards
John

Offline Juanito

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Re: Run in Kiosk-Mode - Window Manager
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2015, 04:12:21 AM »
..I can't found the names for the different window-manager
Look in the start-up scripts, for example /usr/local/tce.installed/openbox

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And how can I start and stop the window manager without booting?
If you mean change the wm without booting, edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop, exit to the prompt and then "startx"

Offline KioskMode

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Re: Run in Kiosk-Mode - Window Manager
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2015, 05:37:50 AM »
Thanks. This was the right hint to solve all problems.

Additional I noticed, that not all the packages was correct installed. Maloperation.

Best regards

Offline Juanito

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Re: Run in Kiosk-Mode - Window Manager
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2015, 10:32:48 AM »
Additional I noticed, that not all the packages was correct installed. Maloperation.

What was the problem? Is it something we need to fix?

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Re: Run in Kiosk-Mode - Window Manager
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2015, 12:04:03 PM »
No, I'm not sure in dealing with the installation of apps via the graphical user interface. I have not read the instructions, and do not the concept behind the terms "cloud (remote)" and "Load App Locally" ...
At least I had my window manager via "cloud (remote)" found installed (I thought at least) - Seemingly but not really.

But now the appropriate window manager is installed and Firefox starts in full-screen mode. I'm very satisfied with TinyCore.
But I should read the manual instead of try and error.

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Re: Run in Kiosk-Mode - Window Manager
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2015, 04:38:25 AM »
Hi!

In the Official Book there is an example about creating a Kioski - did you read it? Maybe it could be a good start.

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Offline pioj

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Re: Run in Kiosk-Mode - Window Manager
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2015, 02:21:45 AM »
I recommend to follow the same approach as WebConverger, that being dwm+Firefox+hidecursorx11, or similar...

Offline cold1746

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Re: Run in Kiosk-Mode - Window Manager
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2018, 08:24:31 AM »
can you tell how to set tinycore in kiosk mode instep  by step imstuck in this for one week with firefox browser

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Re: Run in Kiosk-Mode - Window Manager
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2018, 02:05:26 PM »
Hi cold1746
Have you taken a look in the Core book:
http://tinycorelinux.net/book.html
Chapter 29 is titled  A Web kiosk  and might be worth taking a look at. Also, if you go to the search page:
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?action=search
and search for  kiosk  you will get quite a few hits.

Offline patrikg

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Re: Run in Kiosk-Mode - Window Manager
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2018, 11:16:46 PM »
Look at this old webpage
itekblog.com/tiny-core-linux-remote-desktop-kiosk/