[Cialug] Electronic carillon help

Josh More MoreJ at alliancetechnologies.net
Thu Jun 16 10:23:30 CDT 2005

KDE supports a native kiosk mode.  Just google around, there are lots of
different HOWTOs.  At the time that I did it, however, the kiosk mode
was not secure enough.  So I set inittab to force X to start up with
mozilla set as the window manager.  Mozilla was running in full screen
mode with the server push page as the home page.  That way, even if they

rebooted the box, it came right back to where they left off.

I also physically locked the machine up and removed the keyboard.
No one hacked it for the duration of the convention.  I was proud.


 morej at alliancetechnologies.net

>>>dave at 58ghz.net 06/16/05 10:09 am >>> 
Kiosk mode? Got any more information on this? 
On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 10:02, Josh More wrote: 
>If it were up to me, I would write up a quick and dirty cgi/php file, 
>set the linux machine to run in kiosk mode with a web browser set load 
>the page, and do a server push every minute to update a clock. 
>As far as playing goes, just have code in the cgi that runs a command 
>of 'play filename.ext'. 
>This is very similiar to what I did last year to make a web-based 
>kiosk for a convention that spoke the current and upcoming events 
>via text to speech.  We had a few blind attendees that year. 
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