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by ch4lk
30 Jan 2019, 01:13
Forum: Tutorials/Q&A
Topic: Embedd kiosk config in the installation ISO
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Re: (usb) answer file?

so, not only am I lazy but slow as well :D remastering the iso won't compromise safety in that users can't see the file if I have file access turned off? But I do want users accessing 'media'. edit: my apologies. here's what's in the config.txt 1.enable_file_protocol=no 2.removable_devices=yes so us...
by ch4lk
07 Nov 2018, 22:19
Forum: Development
Topic: config file extensions
Replies: 1
Views: 659

config file extensions

Would it be possible to allow file extensions besides .txt for the config files? Unless I have been doing the wrong thing, when I don't give my kiosk config file a '.txt' extension, it won't be read/found. I would even love it more if one did not have to give a config file an extension at all. examp...
by ch4lk
27 Aug 2018, 02:32
Forum: Users feedback
Topic: [solved] generating your master-preferences file for chrome
Replies: 0
Views: 1740

[solved] generating your master-preferences file for chrome

This should eventually be in the 'tutorials' section, shouldn't it mod? Feel free to move it there. However, it's a 'work in progress' I tried generating a master_preferences file from an exported .json through a Win10 enforced chrome policy file. This was pointless. If I understand PK correctly, ch...
by ch4lk
17 Aug 2018, 05:01
Forum: Tutorials/Q&A
Topic: Embedd kiosk config in the installation ISO
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Embedd kiosk config in the installation ISO

I suppose it's the lazy admin. in me but,
would it be possible to have an answer file so that on usb insert, there's no need to type in details?
Like I said, I'm lazy :D
by ch4lk
16 Aug 2018, 04:12
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: 4.7 "Server is not accessible or remote file is not present on it" mystery problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1174

4.7 "Server is not accessible or remote file is not present on it" mystery problem

Just to let other forum users know, I am getting excellent support from fanthom to debug this issue. The problem is troubleshooting from my end: not allowed to punch a hole in firewall for specific access. And that makes debugging a little tricky. I have been offered an additional workaround which I...
by ch4lk
31 Jul 2018, 00:56
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: 4.7 "Server is not accessible or remote file is not present on it" mystery problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1174

4.7 "Server is not accessible or remote file is not present on it" mystery problem

Thank you fanthom, I'm away for a few days but once back at work will do so.
fanthom wrote:
29 Jul 2018, 06:41
Please contact me on 'support@porteus-kiosk.org' and i'll provide my PK Server details so you could associate your kiosk with it.
Will try to debug this issue over SSH.
by ch4lk
29 Jul 2018, 03:09
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: 4.7 "Server is not accessible or remote file is not present on it" mystery problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1174

4.7 "Server is not accessible or remote file is not present on it" mystery problem

Thank you fanthom for looking at the debug logfile. I can appreciate your free time is scarce and precious. to answer your questions: 1. Yes. it exists 2. The parameter is as recommended. As I remarked in my OP, if I point PK 4.7 to a previous version's config file, PK 4.7 will also generate the err...
by ch4lk
26 Jul 2018, 23:58
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: 4.7 "Server is not accessible or remote file is not present on it" mystery problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1174

4.7 "Server is not accessible or remote file is not present on it" mystery problem

The following can't be a bug, can it? I've successfully used PK Cloud versions from 4.4 to 4.6, with the same setup procedure I successfully read the remote kiosk config files and devices connect and, if necessary, update, burn and reboot, all quickly and reliably. I am now mystified why 4.7 Cloud v...
by ch4lk
19 Jul 2018, 02:23
Forum: Tutorials/Q&A
Topic: Printer drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Kyocera KX Printer drivers

hi there lordcrash2000, I have not bothered with printer specific drivers ever, i have always used a generic one. This one works flawlessly. I know it's not a USB connection; this is for network connected printer. --------entry in config file------ printer_connection=lpd://(your relevant ip address ...
by ch4lk
28 Mar 2018, 11:37
Forum: Users feedback
Topic: install 4.6 Cloud version on MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)
Replies: 1
Views: 399

install 4.6 Cloud version on MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)

All is well apart from 2 issues that I'd love some feedback on; 1. Reboot menu item doesn't work, it just hangs. Must shutdown instead. 2. The touchpad seems hesitant, or rather, it works jerkily. In the end I just attached a mouse. I wonder if one can disable the touchpad. It is observably slower t...
by ch4lk
19 Jun 2017, 00:37
Forum: Users feedback
Topic: How to take a screenshot?
Replies: 1
Views: 772

How to take a screenshot?

Pardon my ignorance, I've tried the Chromebook keyboard shortcuts and they don't work, but how do i take a screenshot? I want to be able to paste into a google doc.
by ch4lk
22 May 2017, 00:46
Forum: Users feedback
Topic: Possible to rename 'kiosk printer'?
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Possible to rename 'kiosk printer'?

fanthom wrote:Hello ch4lk,

....1) custom printer name will be supported in next kiosk release (approx 2 weeks from now)
2) doubled parameters are not supported (unless nested configurations are used):
....
Thanks
Thank you fanthom.
I am looking forward to the next version!
by ch4lk
20 May 2017, 02:36
Forum: Tutorials/Q&A
Topic: Basic Customization
Replies: 4
Views: 6410

Re: Basic Customization

is it inappropriate to answer your own question? I've worked out my usb bootable isohybrid problem. Because I was using Debian 'Jessie', I just needed to install the 'syslinux-utils' package on my distro and the usb is now bootable. This was discovered thanks to this post from Tony Mancill here http...
by ch4lk
20 May 2017, 01:16
Forum: Users feedback
Topic: Possible to rename 'kiosk printer'?
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Possible to rename 'kiosk printer'?

I have added a network printer to our config file [in fact I have added 2 network printers but we'll come to that later] but it shows as 'kiosk printer' ... printer_connection=lpd://iprange/Library-Copier printer_connection=lpd://iprange/Food printer_model=Generic PCL 5e Printer ... the 1st listed p...
by ch4lk
20 May 2017, 00:26
Forum: Tutorials/Q&A
Topic: Basic Customization
Replies: 4
Views: 6410

Re: Basic Customization

...If creating a CD Only ISO, you can use this file, otherwise... To create an ISO for use with a USB drive:...l Apologies for resurrecting a very old thread :oops: As an utter slackware newbie, I was :wall: about creating a USB bootable version. I'm trying to make a customised porteus-kiosk with c...