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How to make a Puppy Kiosk out of Lucid Puppy 5.2
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jaspmatt

Joined: 02 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jul 2011, 15:23    Post subject:  

I'm probably missing something in these instructions but I do not understand how to password protect items in the right-click desktop menu that should not have user access.
My menu now looks like this:

Firefox web browser
Urxvt terminal emulator
NicoEdit text editor
Remaster Puppy live-CD
<separator>
Shutdown

How do I prevent users from selecting anything except Firefox and shutdown?
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shadower_sc

Joined: 21 Apr 2010
Posts: 129
Location: Texas

PostPosted: Wed 06 Jul 2011, 17:00    Post subject: Creating the Final Kiosk CD
Subject description: Creating the Final Kiosk CD
 

Hi jaspmatt,

The short answer is that you need to only have Firefox and Shutdown in your menu. That will keep anyone (Including You) from having access to the other programs.

The Long answer is located here: Kiosk Setup Final Touches.doc

Look for the section "Finish editing the /tmp/root/.jwmrc menu:".

Let me know, if you need further guidance.

Sincerely,
-Joe-
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shadower_sc

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Location: Texas

PostPosted: Thu 14 Jul 2011, 13:22    Post subject: Disable Firefox Update  

Hello again. Smile

This update is a suggestion for those that do not want to update Firefox until there is a non experimental version of ProCon Latte to go along with it.

Disable the Updates to Firefox.

Open the Tools Menu and select Options. This brings up the options menu. Click on the Advanced option. Then click on the Update tab in the Advanced section. Disable the Firefox updates by removing the check mark next to Firefox. You can also disable the Automatic Updates to the Add-ons and Search Engines here as well.
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jaspmatt

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jul 2011, 14:51    Post subject:  

Hello shadower,

I have a remastered Puppy CD/iso with only those things in the menu from my post above.
How do I install it on my /dev/sda4 partition so that it takes the place of the full 5.2 installation that is there now? I don't want to have to boot from USB or CD. Thanks.
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shadower_sc

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Location: Texas

PostPosted: Thu 21 Jul 2011, 15:18    Post subject:  

shadower_sc wrote:
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This is how to start the Puppy Universal Installer.

Boot the Puppy Kiosk CD.

Click on the Menu and select RXVT Terminal Emulator.
Type "/usr/sbin/puppyinstaller".

That will start the Puppy Universal Installer.

Install to your HDD. Good to go.

I have not uninstalled or removed any programs from the original disk.

...

As a side note, if you have a PUPSAVE file your changes should save. All I have done with my Puppy Kiosk is prevent it from creating the PUPSAVE file where one does not exist.

...


There are some tutorials on the forum that show how to install Puppy Linux to the HDD. Search in this forum for "How to install Puppy Linux to the Hard Drive" or something like that, if you need a step by step tutorial on how to do a normal Puppy Linux install to the HDD (Hard Disk Drive).
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oldmac2006

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Location: QLD Australia

PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2011, 03:39    Post subject: Create ISO from PuppyLiveCDBuild
Subject description: Wanting to create an ISO from the files created when they are created in the remaster puppy.
 

I created a new Kiosk look and then went to remaster puppy live CD to create an ISO image, saving the files onto a Flash Drive, it created the PuppyLiveCDBuild folder, but no ISO image. So I created an ISO image from those files in the PuppyLiveCDBuild folder using ISO Master, my issue is that when I burn that ISO to a CD the CD will not then boot, says insert proper boot media. My question is: Can I build an ISO from just those files in the PuppyLiveCDBuild folder? or do I need to put some other file in there as well? I looked at what files where on the Original create a Kiosk ISO from here, the only file missing from my ISO in comparison was a boot.cat file, so I added that to another ISO and burnt it, this one said: "could not find Linux". Assume boot.cat points to a Linux kernel?
On the Flash drive outside of the PuppyLiveCDBuild folder are 2 other files called : ldlinux.sys and Lupu_520.sfs. Should I add these?
I did not want to have to start from scratch again but it would be good to know if this can be done and add it to my knowledge base Smile
Many thanks
Cheers
Mac
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shadower_sc

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2011, 11:18    Post subject: RE: Create ISO from PuppyLiveCDBuild  

Hi MAC,

In theory the PuppyLiveCDBuild folder is the folder that all the files are temporarily saved to before creating the ISO. I have not tested creating an ISO from the folder, but you should be able to. I will put this on my to do list, but as it isn't something I need to do it may be a while. I would like to know the how of this as much as you, but I am running crazy at work right now.

Sincerely,
-Joe-

P.S.
I did a search of the forums and didn't come up with anything beyond the fact that some people have had similar issues before. I would guess that you did not have enough space on the flash drive to create the ISO file or you chose no when it asked you, if you wanted to create an ISO.
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oldmac2006

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2011, 18:24    Post subject: RE: Create ISO from PuppyLiveCDBuild  

G'day Joe,

I thought (Dementia) I had clicked yes to create an ISO, but when I took the USB out ... there was not one there. So that's when I thought I would create one from the Folder Smile
I have since redone the setup I wanted and created an ISO when prompted Smile ..it worked OK and all is good. So knowing if it works from the folder is not important.

I have managed to get a public Internet kiosk with just Firefox with no options and no menu bar, Caption or title bar. I found the right click on the Firefox symbol gave users the ability to stuff with the settings(Remember I prefer to run from Hard Drive instead of CD). Hiding the Caption/Title bar fixed that.

I would like to know how to stop the 2nd desktop being available?

Cheers
Mark
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shadower_sc

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Location: Texas

PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 18:33    Post subject: Disable Virtual Desktops in JWM
Subject description: Change the Number of Virtual Desktops in JWM. Disable by setting number of desktops to 1.
 

Hi Mark,

To disable the Virtual Desktops choose 1 as the number of Virtual Desktops.

Start the JWM Configuration tool.
Click on Tray Management.
Click on Virtual Desktops.
Enter 1 in the Textbox.
Done.

I banged my head against the wall far too long on this one. Luckily I found this tutorial that was of help: http://puppy.b0x.me/wiki/doku.php?id=jwm.

-Joe-
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oldmac2006

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Aug 2011, 18:22    Post subject: Disable Virtual Desktops  

G'day Joe,
Thanks heaps ... that was a real concern for me. There are a couple of other options there that I was wondering about also.Now I know that too.
Easy when you look Smile
Cheers
Mac
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shadower_sc

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Location: Texas

PostPosted: Mon 12 Sep 2011, 09:33    Post subject: ProCon Latte Update - Officially Released
Subject description: ProCon Latte Update
 

Hello again Everyone,

This is just a quick note letting you know that ProCon Latte has had a new "Official Release" and is now "Officially" compatible with the newest release of Firefox v.6.02. I just ran a quick test and all seemed to work well. I will be updating my Kiosk to run the new "Official" release. I may also update my Instructions on making a Puppy Kiosk. I know there are a few things I could do better and now I have an excuse to do them. Smile

Sincerely,
-Joe-
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shadower_sc

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb 2012, 10:43    Post subject: Making a Puppy kiosk using Lucid Puppy 5.28  

I used the updated instructions and successfully created a Puppy Kiosk using Lucid Puppy 5.28.

The only main difference is in the rc.shutdown file.
You need to comment out Lines 632-741 to disable save on shutdown/reboot.

I also installed Acrobat Reader 9.4.7 using the .bin file from: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions
Step#1 Linux
Step #2 English
Step #3 Reader 9.4.7 English for Linux (.bin)
(Download Now)

Installing Acrobat Reader 9.4.7 also installs a plugin for Firefox that allows you to view PDF files inside the Firefox window.
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb 2012, 13:25    Post subject: Public Fox Addon  

I encountered an oddity in public fox. You have to set your password otherwise it will not re-open your bookmarks toolbar after you closed it.
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shadower_sc

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb 2012, 13:27    Post subject: Firefox Full Screen Issue in Lucid Puppy 5.2  

I had issues with Firefox not exiting from full screen correctly. I updated JWM and that fixed the problem. Here is a link to a pet that works with Lupu 5.28: http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/pet_packages-common/jwm2-574-w5c.pet

pemasu pointed me to this post where I got the link: http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02646
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shadower_sc

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb 2012, 14:25    Post subject: Syncing Clock with Psync
Subject description: Sync the Hardware Clock with an Internet Server using Psync
 

Automatic / Manual Time Sync
Step #1 Run /usr/local/psync/psync and setup the time.

Choose the Autostart option and it will create the file timesync.sh in the Startup folder.

Step #2 Create a button on the .jwmrc-tray that points to the timesync.sh script. (This manually sets the time, if there was no internet connectivity when you started the computer.)

Edit the file /root/.jwmrc-tray and add the following line:
<TrayButton pupup="Sync Time" icon=mini-clock.xpm">exec:/root/Startup/timesync.sh</TrayButton>

Step #3 Edit the /root/Startup/timesync.sh script. Add the following line to the top of the file after the first four commented out lines.
Code:

[ ! "`grep 'ntp 123/tcp' /etc/services`" ] && echo -e "ntp 123/tcp\nntp 123/udp" >> /etc/services


(These are the first set of commands that run at the start of the psync script.) Apparently the service needs to be created otherwise timesync.sh will not work.

Notes:
You should Not Need to run the following commands:
export UTC=true
hwclock --hctosys --utc

It did not work correctly when I put the export and hwclock lines in the timesync.sh script. Every time I ran timesync.sh it set the time at later and later times. I think it would eventually come back around to the correct time, but that was definitely not what I was wanting it to do.

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