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Old 11-02-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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After trying some how tos to create an internet kiosk (for our library catalogue) I found excellent site:

Which basically uses an .xsession file to start for a user (kiosk) which starts mozilla. Now this seems to work surprisingly well. I use gdm to auto login as the kiosk user. Which starts Mozilla and nothing else. So I have a blank screen until mozilla loads, then if i exit mozilla it restarts. Great, much easier than most of the how tos. But for some reason the keyboard doesnt work. Only the num lock key seems to work, and alt control backspace brings us back to login screen (while auto login is disabled of course).

Wht would the keyboard work for logging a user name and password in, but when the user acc load lose the keyboard. I can only guess the .xsession file is missing something?

All my current .xsession file contains is:

while true ; do
/usr/bin/mozilla -chrome chrome://kiosk/content

Do I need something to load keyboard, strange as the mouse works great.

Hope you can help me.

Ian G


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