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    Default Build a Kiosk openSUSE

    I have tried this three times now but just can't get it right. I am trying to build an openSUSE Kiosk image with nothing but OpenOffice and Firefox as that is what these machines will need to do. Oh yeah and printing. I am trying to make the image secure and fast with only these items so users cannot mess it up. Any thoughts on what I need and what I don't in order to get a working openSUSE image that can browse, print and create/read office documents?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Build a Kiosk openSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by D8TA
    I have tried this three times now but just can't get it right. I am
    trying to build an openSUSE Kiosk image with nothing but OpenOffice and
    Firefox as that is what these machines will need to do. Oh yeah and
    printing. I am trying to make the image secure and fast with only these
    items so users cannot mess it up. Any thoughts on what I need and what I
    don't in order to get a working openSUSE image that can browse, print
    and create/read office documents?

    Thanks
    Hi
    Use SUSE Studio, or have a look here;
    http://en.opensuse.org/SUSE_Studio_G...window_manager
    or use this;
    http://en.opensuse.org/Kiosktool

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    Default Re: Build a Kiosk openSUSE

    Thanks for the links malcolmlewis. I've looked at the Kiosk tool but want to stay with Gnome. I am also trying to build such an image with the build service but having issues as I stated before. I just want the necessities to keep the image simple. I think maybe I am trying to make it too simple and that is my problem.

    I guess I'll just try and strip everything out except Firefox, CUPS, and OpenOffice on openSUSE 11 and use the gconf editor to lock down what is left.

    Still open to other suggestions or ideas.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Build a Kiosk openSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by D8TA
    Thanks for the links malcolmlewis. I've looked at the Kiosk tool but
    want to stay with Gnome. I am also trying to build such an image with
    the build service but having issues as I stated before. I just want the
    necessities to keep the image simple. I think maybe I am trying to make
    it too simple and that is my problem.

    I guess I'll just try and strip everything out except Firefox, CUPS,
    and OpenOffice on openSUSE 11 and use the gconf editor to lock down what
    is left.

    Still open to other suggestions or ideas.

    Thanks!
    Hi
    What about the sabayon-admin tools?
    http://projects.gnome.org/sabayon/

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    Default Re: Build a Kiosk openSUSE

    Hello, I have an issue concerning KDE4 and Kiosktool - I used to run it successfully on another Linux distro with KDE3.5. Now I have decided to give SUSE 11.2 a try, as it seems to be the only distribution to have the Kiosktool app with KDE4, for the moment at least. However, it doesn't work properly, actually it is now completely useless - because it doesn't remember anything, neither the new profiles that I create, nor any of the other settings. Every time I run it it is just virgin new. It is a pity, since I really need this application and I am way too newbish to try anything more advanced, like editing some mysterious config files ;-).

    Is there a fix for it, to make it run properly and make it "remember" ?
    Thank you.

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    Red face Re: Build a Kiosk openSUSE

    We are currently on a similar project. We only want Mozilla Firefox locked down with our custom network settings, a link on the desktop and the home page to open full screen when booted up and logged in automatically. The basic OS is simple enough but I'm not getting the overlay information. How its done, and what tools are used, something is missing.
    I would appreciate guidance

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