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by bburke
15 Jul 2015, 01:52
Forum: User's modifications to the Kiosk ISO
Topic: Display Hardware MAC Addresses During Install
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

Display Hardware MAC Addresses During Install

Here's a little modification to the 003-settings.xzm module I whipped up for a Porteus Kiosk deployment at my university. Not all of our hardware is properly labeled, so I modified the ISO with the following script which displays all hardware MAC addresses as notifications during the install wizard....
by bburke
10 Jul 2015, 14:16
Forum: Development
Topic: Is Xinerama support for multi-head displays feasible?
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: Is Xinerama support for multi-head displays feasible?

I wasn't aware the RandR extension could split a single screen across multiple physical monitors without Xinerama. That's good to know. I found this post to be very informative in addition to the documentation you linked: http://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/linux-graphics-x-org-drivers/x-org-drm/46...
by bburke
10 Jul 2015, 13:48
Forum: Development
Topic: [Feature Request] Postpone Launching Browser until Connected
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Re: [Feature Request] Postpone Launching Browser until Conne

That sounds great. All we need is a way to inform our users that something is wrong and that they should contact us. Thanks.
by bburke
09 Jul 2015, 23:39
Forum: Development
Topic: Is Xinerama support for multi-head displays feasible?
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Is Xinerama support for multi-head displays feasible?

Greetings again. Today, in a meeting with one of our departments about digital signage, the department head inquired about the possibility in the future of creating a multi-head display. She would like to have 4 TVs arrayed in a 2x2 grid as one large virtual display (obviously, the proper hardware w...
by bburke
09 Jul 2015, 23:25
Forum: Development
Topic: [Feature Request] Postpone Launching Browser until Connected
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Re: [Feature Request] Postpone Launching Browser until Conne

Sorry to bump my own thread, but I have something to add to the above discussion about the pre-browser delay. Given that the server hosting our CMS crashed yesterday, I thought that, in addition to the delay and number of retries knobs in the wizard, it would be nice to have the option to display a ...
by bburke
23 Jun 2015, 19:58
Forum: Development
Topic: [Feature Request] Postpone Launching Browser until Connected
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

Re: [Feature Request] Postpone Launching Browser until Conne

Thanks for the quick reply. As a temporary workaround, I've added a delay in /etc/xdg/openbox/autostart and burned a custom image. If this feature could be added to the official release with options in the wizard, that would be great. I have a feeling it would be helpful to many users. Thanks again!
by bburke
23 Jun 2015, 18:06
Forum: Development
Topic: [Feature Request] Postpone Launching Browser until Connected
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

[Feature Request] Postpone Launching Browser until Connected

My university is currently testing Porteus Kiosk as a client for our in-house digital signage CMS deployment. However, we have discovered that due to long (20-30 second) DHCP response times on our network, many of the clients running Porteus Kiosk launch the browser without a network connection, cau...