Kiosk with linux
Create your kiosk application. Example would be say web app running on the kiosk itself in php/python/nodejs etc.
Use some small distro, preferably with sysVinit(easy to edit
/etc/inittab than writing upstart entries)
Example changes in
/etc/inittab, comment out one of the tty logins:-
/etc/rc.local to startx:-
(or you may use
Or, install nodm, edit /etc/nodm to enable it and set user,
and edit user’s
~/.xinitrc to launch your app.
This way you are not launching any window manager, so no login and your application is started automatically
This can be used with low powered linux running computers like imx233-olinuxino with TV-out, or raspPi to make a really cheap kiosk.
Or this can be setup with an old desktop which will still be cheap. Other possibilities are using a touchscreen interface, or giving only mouse as user interface etc.
(Note: All this assumes you have drivers, configurations working for your display device, input devices and working Xorg.conf for display/input etc)
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