NOTE: this is a work in progress
Ubuntu is a fullfledged GNU/Linux distribution working on almost all hardware out of the box. The installation should also survive moving it to a completely different PC (if it’s still the same CPU architecture)
This makes Ubuntu Ideal for a kiosk PC. What doesn’t make it ideal is the heavy gnome environment it runs by default. To get around this, some reconfiguration and destruction is needed.
- apt-get install firefox-2 (firefox-3 is not tested)
- disable gdm inlogger (using `update-rc.d`)
- add to /etc/rc.local su – root “su – kiosk -c xinit” && halt
- made ~kiosk/.xinitrc with:
Only problem left is that firefox-2 does not start (misses some libraries (wrong path probably))