[Solved]Adding extensions to Chrome

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[Solved]Adding extensions to Chrome

Post#1 by huntar » 31 Jul 2015, 01:02

Can anyone point me in the right direction to figure out how to add an extension to Chrome? Is there any information about this process anywhere, or is that generally something that the Porteus team builds under contract?

We are trying to set up kiosks and information stations here at the college and we have a time and staff investment in the Rise Vision Chrome extension Rise Player. I would like to figure out how to add it to our Porteus iso so we can use Porteus to run these displays and information stations.

Thanks in advance
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Adding extensions to Chrome

Post#2 by fanthom » 31 Jul 2015, 06:43

Hello huntar,

If Chrome wont be restarted often then you could use Chrome policies to force installation of the extension during each browser start. You will be interested in:
"ExtensionInstallWhitelist"
"ExtensionInstallForcelist"

Please follow doc from here:
https://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-list-3

and add this parameter to your kiosk config:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/parameters.htm ... references

This method works only for Chrome which works with private (incognito) mode disabled.
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Re: Adding extensions to Chrome

Post#3 by huntar » 04 Aug 2015, 19:14

OK, i have the new .iso built with the necessary modifications (I think), except that now my image will not boot on the hardware I am trying to run it on. The thumbdrive works on my laptop, but I am installing to one of those micro/mini computers that are designed to mount on the back of a big screen monitor. It is very picky about booting anything. When it tries to boot, I get a blank screen and a flashing cursor in the top left of the screen, leaving me cursing on this side of the monitor.

I realize this is a hardware issue, but has anyone ever needed to massage the kiosk .iso files to get them to boot on finicky hardware?

If this needs moved to a different topic or section of the forum, I understand, and please do so.

Thanks

Once this thing boots I will mark this one solved

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Re: Adding extensions to Chrome

Post#4 by fanthom » 04 Aug 2015, 20:03

Is this EFI equipped hardware by any chance? Could you provide a link to its specification?

If you used UEFI ISO for remastering then please make sure you run:

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isohybrid -u Porteus-Kiosk.iso
If its not UEFI then:

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isohybrid Porteus-Kiosk.iso
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[Solved]Re: Adding extensions to Chrome

Post#5 by huntar » 17 Aug 2015, 14:53

Sorry for the delay in replying... I never got the mini-computer to boot from the USB drive again even after converting the .iso to a hybrid .iso. I can confirm that this method does work to install the extensions, as I tested it on alternate hardware.

I won't detail the process here, as it is well documented in the references posted in the replies.

Thanks to everyone who responded!

huntar

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Re: Adding extensions to Chrome

Post#6 by MisterSam » 18 Feb 2016, 13:00

fanthom wrote:Hello huntar,

If you want to run extensions with private mode enabled than you may need to edit default master preferences:
https://www.chromium.org/administrators ... references

Both settings are saved in 003-settings.xzm module:

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/opt/google/chrome/master_preferences
Hi guys

After some time to try to activate an extension in incognito mode (Undisposition) it seem that is not possible to make extension work in private mode :wall: :wall: :wall:

According to this https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issu ... 20Modified

Am i wrong or this is right

any tips are welcome

s@m

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Re: [Solved]Adding extensions to Chrome

Post#7 by fanthom » 12 Feb 2017, 17:04

"After some time to try to activate an extension in incognito mode (Undisposition) it seem that is not possible to make extension work in private mode :wall: :wall: :wall:"
Correct - this problem can be resolved through a customized build:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/builds.html

Thanks
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