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Kiosk Terminal with Linux
I am new to the Linux GUI stuff and I have a question about it.
I would like to change/modify the Interface of e.g. Ubuntu.
Right after starting up, I would like to have my own application showing up,
instead of the normal GNOME UI.
This should be something like a kiosk Terminal, where the (auto-login) User does not have any rights to modify anything, he can only use my application.
I have to say that this Terminal will be accessed through a Touchscreen, so the User does not have the option to use a keyboard.
Furthermore, I want to use my own bootscreen, so the user can't see the linux boot progress. Is that possible?
Does anybody have an idea how I could implement that?
I would welcome all solutions for this issue!
Thanks in advance,
If it is only about one application, then you should not need any window manager at all. Just start the X-Server and your application fullscreen.
What is more, there are a number of kiosk window managers made for that purpose.
If you want the machine to boot with a bootscreen, you need it to use the Linux framebuffer device during start. Otherwise you get text-only. The xserver xfbdev can be run to use the Linux framebuffer device directly, so the system doesn't flicker when changing from bootscreen to X11.Debian GNU/Linux -- You know you want it.