It's been a long long time since I have come here... Anyway unfortunately I have been working with Windows for the past 4 years, and I haven't been able to use Linux as much as I would like.
It's never too late, I hope
I would appreciate any help on getting a system to start up on KDE, automatically (without having to type in the login info) and run firefox at a specific page.
The run firefox at a specific time problem I think I can solve with a cron job, but the start up KDE (if it's even needed) part is the problem.
Well let me explain to you guys what I'm trying to accomplish, so maybe (most certainly) you will offer me a better, far more intelligent solution.
I need for the system to once the power is on, log in and start firefox on kiosk mode (fullscreen) at a specific web page. I got this working under windows using a firefox extension to hide the toolbar, and pressing F11, after I close firefox at fullscreen mode, the next time it runs automatically on fullscreen.
So under windows I created a small vbs script to first ping the address (check to see if it's online) and if the return is true runs firefox at that specific address. I got it working fine, the autologin problem was solved with Powertools for XP.
But as you all know Windows is not only unreliable but expensive and slower than Linux, that's precisely the reason why I need to migrated.
I would also appreciate some help on what distro to get, the easiest to set up the better.
Thank you! It's nice to be back here.