External Devices - Prevent tab from opening

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External Devices - Prevent tab from opening

Post#1 by enorthwood » 08 Jun 2018, 15:38

Hello,

I am close to being finished with my own build for Kiosk-Cloud. How do I stop the new tab from opening in firefox when a user sticks their usb drive into the tower? I don't want this tab to open as it may confuse guests.

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External Devices - Prevent tab from opening

Post#2 by fanthom » 08 Jun 2018, 16:08

Hello Liz,

I understand you want usb stick to be automounted but its content should not be displayed in the browser by default?

If yes then please use this parameter:

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run_command=sed -i 's|$browser /media|$browserr /media|' /sbin/udev-automount
If you dont want the sticks to be automounted at all then please remove:
removable_devices=yes

from your kiosk config.
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Post#3 by enorthwood » 08 Jun 2018, 16:43

Hello Fanthom,

Thank you as always for your speedy response. Is there a way for the system to read the device label, rather than mounting it as "media?"

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Liz

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Post#4 by enorthwood » 08 Jun 2018, 17:07

Hmm,

I put the parameter in the kiosk config file as specified, however the tab still opens in firefox when mounting the device.

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Post#5 by fanthom » 08 Jun 2018, 17:33

This file is renamed later so must be edited with a delay:

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run_command= ( sleep 10; sed -i 's|$browser /media|$browserr /media|' /sbin/udev-automount; ) &
"Is there a way for the system to read the device label, rather than mounting it as "media?""
This is bit more complicated as you must find the label of recently plugged device. You would have to edit 003-settings.xzm/sbin/udev-automount-disabled and read the label from udev variable or run blkid against partition. Then you can mount it under /mnt/device-label or anywhere you want.
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