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screensaver

Post#1 by jrowe » 04 Mar 2016, 19:49

I am trying to use the slideshow screensaver. Is there a way to get it to auto refresh or do I have to go around and restart every kiosk when I update the images in the zip?

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Re: screensaver

Post#2 by fanthom » 04 Mar 2016, 20:09

Hello jrowe,

Kiosk restart is required. You could schedule it to 4.00 AM every day:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/parameters.htm ... led_action

BTW: kiosk related topics should be posted in kiosk section of the forum.
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Re: screensaver

Post#3 by jrowe » 04 Mar 2016, 21:06

Does anyone know of a way to run a screensaver on this that will update dynamically instead of forcing me to go around and reset every kiosk? I have various people updating the cctv data at random times during the day, I pull those images for the screensaver.

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Re: screensaver

Post#4 by fanthom » 05 Mar 2016, 10:45

You would have to create a background process which checks md5sum of last downloaded archive -> waits 5 mins -> downloads the archive again -> if md5sum is different then replace slideshow images in /usr/share/screensaver folder.

You could also use Kiosk Server and sync images on all kiosks with a single button click:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/server.html
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