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Old 09-21-2006, 01:05 PM   #1
todd3834
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Question Convert Linux Machine To Website Viewer


Hello! I have a project I would like to work on and I have no idea where to start. I would like to set up a linux box that boots up and loads up a web browser fullscreen with no buttons and it needs to load my webpage. The only thing I would like to have on the screen is the website itself almost like a screensaver. I would also like to remotely log into this machine so that I can administrate it from my office.

I have no idea where to start, here are my main questions:
1. What would be the best distro of linux for this.
2. How would I get the web browser to load full screen with no buttons, no status bar, ect...
3. I am sure there are a ton of Pacakages that do not need to be installed and I would like this machine to boot as fast as possible. So if anyone knows, what are the only packages I would need?
4. Would I be able to change the boot screen to just show my logo as the machine boots up?
5. Is there any way I could check the status on this machine? I mean is there a way for me to make sure everything is running smoothly and that my website is on the screen without physically going to the machine to look at it?

I hope I didn't ask too many questions at one time, I figured if I got everything out in one post it would be easier for people to understand exactly what I want to do.

Thank You!

-Todd
 
Old 09-21-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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The keyword you are looking for is "kiosk". Google for:

linux web kiosk

And you will find a number of projects and how-to documents.
 
  


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