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Old 04-18-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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kiosk login

I should set up a small linux box to works as a kiosk and run a
slide show with a power point presentation. It should be done,
in order, that the system do automatically login, without requiring
any username or passwd, graphically, and launch impress
with a loop set up. All of these probably on a slackware distro.
I think I should set up /etc/inittab to the gui runlevel - 5 -,
but I would like to know how to prevent the login (I do not want
gnome or kde, small twm instead). Configuring xdm or skip it? (if
possible?). I am looking at OOo command line options and finding
some useful, however how to run it automatically after the X server
Some years ago I thought to understand all of the booting process,
exams of the partitions and be a wizard of the *magical rc.local
trick* :-), but some questions let me with a question mark on the
head ?:-. *grin*
Old 04-19-2008, 07:04 PM   #2
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there was a recent article on slashdot about using kiosk mode on some ubuntu desktops in a library. It used kde though. It may be worth the trouble.
Old 04-19-2008, 08:40 PM   #3
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Now I look at it. There is also an how-to on tldp directory, but
is too dated (1999). However I did not want to install kde to make
it work. I changed distro to ubuntu (cause hardware change and
I can opt for a recent distro), so I know look to gdm setup.
Old 04-19-2008, 08:47 PM   #4
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diff my poor english:

< I know look at gdm setup
> now I will look at gdm setup

excuse me <:-)


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