Replacing browser

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Replacing browser

Post#1 by hinciarte » 30 Oct 2016, 03:45

First off: thanks for this amazing distro. I'm a schoolteacher and have been able to "repurpose" netbooks that were literally gathering dust in a closet because of Porteus Kiosk. Amazing!

My question: I have been trying to install Chromium 53 on Kiosk but haven't been able to do so. I am able to get it to work on Porteus Desktop version (meaning that the xzm works as expected), but when I try to make a new ISO for Kiosk with it, the screen just hangs upon start up (right after the Porteus Kiosk wallpaper loads).

Here's what I did: I installed Porteus Kiosk 3.7 using the regular iso with Firefox. Then, I removed the Firefox xzm and replaced it with the Chromium xzm I had built. I'm pretty sure this is where I screwed up, as I don't know how to tell Porteus to look for Chromium instead of Firefox. I then rebuilt the iso.

I'm definitely missing something...but I don't know what. Thanks for any help!

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Re: Replacing browser

Post#2 by fanthom » 30 Oct 2016, 10:14

Hello hinciarte,

Please do as follows:
1) add chromium.xzm module to your ISO with Firefox
2) login to kiosk through ssh and start Chromium with following command:

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su - guest -c chromium
(not sure how your module is constructed - you may need to provide full path to the chromium binary)
3) if you get errors then you need to resolve them (dont ask me how, i never made a build with Chromium)
4) once Chromium starts and works 100% correctly please unpack 003-settings.xzm, edit /opt/porteus-scripts/gui-app file and replace firefox with chromium in the loop function

Thank you.
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