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This is our 1st experience of Linux and we'd like a bit of help. We've just taken delivery of three Acer Revo, running on Linpus OS. These machines will operate ...
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    Restrict Firefox to one URL


    This is our 1st experience of Linux and we'd like a bit of help. We've just taken delivery of three Acer Revo, running on Linpus OS.

    These machines will operate in a shop for the use of the general public and we wish to restrict to the running applications to Firefox only, and then restrict Firefox so that it can only contact one URL.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards
    David McMillan
    Last edited by oz; 04-12-2012 at 01:18 PM. Reason: URL removal

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    For firefox you can download an add-on that enables the kiosk mode, and for the URL, I would edit the network settings, erase any DNS configuration , and just add the url and its ip address on the hosts file. For this you need to open a terminal console and as root user edit the file /etc/hosts, and add a line like this

    "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx url.you.need"

    Good luck

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    What you put in the hosts file would not be a url, it would be a fully-qualified host name. And that really shouldn't be necessary, nor should erasing the DNS configuration (presumably resolv.conf). Put Firefox in kiosk mode, set up an autologin with Firefox launched at login. I've done this on Fedora, have no idea how with Linpus.

    Here's a howto based on Ubuntu that might help you with the steps: Linux Kiosk - Koha Wiki

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    Great Information thanks for that guys.

    Thanks
    Ben

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