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Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 feedback

Post#1 by fanthom » 09 Oct 2012, 08:25

Hi folks,

With a bit of overdue beta of Porteus Kiosk Edition is finally out.
Be aware that kiosk edition is focused on security and different in many aspects than our standard editions. Please read Kiosk FAQ before you start playing with it:
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It was a great adventure for us to make it and we are hoping you'll find it useful.

Looking for your comments, bug reports and suggestions.

Thanks for your patience.
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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#2 by exton » 09 Oct 2012, 12:35

Hi,

I have tried your Kiosk CD/ISO. Running it from USB right now. No bugs. Everything just works.

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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#3 by exton » 09 Oct 2012, 16:17

Now I have tried your Kiosk Wizard too. A new ISO is created without problems but while running "my" Kiosk system from USB I could not get my Wifi to work nor could I find a way to restart or poweroff the computer. Had to use the power switch.

Wifi: I get no chance to connect manually either.
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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#4 by brokenman » 09 Oct 2012, 16:56

Thanks for the fast feedback.
nor could I find a way to restart or poweroff the computer. Had to use the power switch.
This is by design as the kiosk is meant to stay up. Hitting the power button is the only way to shut down.

During the kiosk wizard did you choose to download the wifi module and correctly enter the wifi connection details? There is also an option to manually enter your IP, DNS and gateway during the wizard.
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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#5 by fanthom » 09 Oct 2012, 17:54

hi exton,

whats your wifi card model?
please boot any linux distro (preferably porteus) and post output of 'lspci -k' command.
/var/log/dmesg uploaded to pastebin.com would also be helpful.

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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#6 by exton » 09 Oct 2012, 19:30

Poweroff/restart: Ok I understand. Now.

I installed the wifi module and gave the correct info. I'm sure.

Output of lspci -k

Code: Select all

00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
        Kernel modules: ati-agp
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 83)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
        Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
        Kernel modules: i2c-piix4
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller (rev 80)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
        Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
        Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
        Kernel driver in use: k8temp
        Kernel modules: k8temp
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
        Kernel driver in use: radeon
        Kernel modules: radeon, radeonfb
06:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
        Kernel driver in use: 8139too
        Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp
06:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (rev 01)
        Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Device 0418
        Kernel driver in use: ath5k
        Kernel modules: ath5k
06:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB-712/4 Cardbus Controller (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
        Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
        Kernel modules: yenta_socket
06:04.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
06:04.2 SD Host controller: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
        Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
        Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
06:04.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
06:04.4 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc SD/MMC Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 009f
        Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
        Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
####################################################

I will try to run my/your Kiosk system on another laptop now.

EDIT a little later...
I must have done something wrong after all. It didn't work (wifi) on my other laptop too. Everything just works normally on that one. I will run your wizard again.

No, I couldn't get the wireless connection to work. Have to use the cable.
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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#7 by fanthom » 10 Oct 2012, 06:03

@exton
please run the wizard once again and fill all the data as previously then when wizard finishes please go to /tmp/custom-files/porteus/base and unsquash 003-settings.xzm. now please rename /etc/rc.d/rc3.d to /etc/rc.d/rc4.d from this module and pack it back (you could use xzm2dir and dir2xzm scripts).
final step would be to run /tmp/custom-kiosk/porteus/make_iso.sh which creates /tmp/porteus-kiosk.iso.
please run 'isohybrid /tmp/porteus-kiosk.iso' to make it hybrid and burn to usb stick with dd command as previously.
hopefully will be ok now.

thanks a lot for testing and highlighting this issue.

@brokenman
please revert my 'rc4 -> rc3' change in the wizard and release a new version as this bug will affect all wifi/static IP settings.
(once again i got a lesson to not make any important changes 2 days before the release)

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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#8 by exton » 10 Oct 2012, 07:13

Ok, thanks, but I think I will wait for the new release. One or two days or...?

Btw: Can you please tell which live scripts (Tomas M?) you used to turn Slackware 14.0 into a live system?
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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#9 by fanthom » 10 Oct 2012, 16:46

@exton
new wizard is ready - please download it once again.
Can you please tell which live scripts (Tomas M?) you used to turn Slackware 14.0 into a live system?
linuxrc version used in Porteus was developed by myself.
if you want to use it then you must delete existing porteus xzm modules from /base (except for 000-kernel.xzm) and run dir2xzm on any slackware installation.
put resulting module in /porteus/base folder and you can boot your own live distro :)
look here (pclinuxOS in this example):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4pqrZD3sy8&feature=plcp
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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#10 by exton » 10 Oct 2012, 18:56

Hi fanthom,

Well, I downloaded from this place: http://ponce.cc/porteus/i486/testing/ki ... noarch.run

I'm sorry to say I had no luck with wifi. Same as yesterday. No wifi connection. Cable works.

Remaster Slackware 14.0: I'm not sure if I understand exactly how you mean, but I will give it a try tomorrow.
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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#11 by fanthom » 11 Oct 2012, 15:49

@exton
pushed updated version of the wizard:

- added more safe defaults to wpa2 config ("eapol_version=1" "ap_scan=1" "fast_reauth=1" "scan_ssid=0")
- wpa_supplicant.conf is now kept in /rootcopy folder rather than 003-settings.xzm. this module is unsquashed during each firefox restart and i guess that config update was confusing supplicant daemon (figuring it out took me a long while)

tested and works for me :)

please try when you have a chance.
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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#12 by exton » 12 Oct 2012, 16:32

Ok, I will do it tonight.
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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#13 by exton » 12 Oct 2012, 19:05

I have no good news I'm afraid. Now I can't even create a new ISO-file. This is what the log (kiosk.log) shows:

./make-kiosk-dialog: line 109: trap: 255: invalid signal specification
./make-kiosk-dialog: line 140: [: -le: unary operator expected
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/kiosk/*': No such file or directory
cp: cannot create regular file `/tmp/custom-kiosk/porteus/base': No such file or directory
cp: cannot create regular file `/tmp/custom-kiosk/porteus/base': No such file or directory
grep: /tmp/kiosk-creator/003/etc/xdg/openbox/autostart: No such file or directory
sed: can't read /tmp/kiosk-creator/003/etc/xdg/openbox/autostart: No such file or directory
Could not create destination file: No such file or directory
./make-kiosk-dialog: line 769: ./make_iso.sh: No such file or directory
./make-kiosk-dialog: line 770: /tmp/porteus-kiosk.iso: No such file or directory
./bin/isohybrid: could not open file `/tmp/porteus-kiosk.iso': No such file or directory
./make-kiosk-dialog: line 773: /tmp/porteus-kiosk.iso: No such file or directory


I have done exactly as before. And on the same computer/Linux system. I can see that /mnt/kiosk exists. Also /tmp/custom-kiosk/porteus but not the folder /tmp/custom-kiosk/porteus/base.
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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#14 by fanthom » 12 Oct 2012, 22:12

just checked and wizard is working ok on my side.
bad download?

please try once again.
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Re: Porteus Kiosk Edition v2.0 beta feedback

Post#15 by exton » 13 Oct 2012, 18:24

Wifi is working now. Sorry if I misled you in any way. I don't know what was wrong yesterday.

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