Screensaver from usb thumb drive

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Screensaver from usb thumb drive

Post#1 by fhinke » 19 Aug 2022, 22:52

A Linux/Porteus newbie though I used Unix 35+ years ago for a couple of years. I have successfully built a kiosk using the wizard without a screensaver pointing at a well-known (for me) website and it performed exactly as expected. Looking at the kiosk wizard document, I am not sure this is possible since the documentation doesn’t provide a ‘file:///’ example though it does for the video screen saver. I would like to have the screensaver slide show hosted on a thumb drive plugged into the kiosk hardware. Thumb drive is FAT formatted, file name is, the images are all jpgs, file size is less than 1MB, and there are no other files on the thumb drive. Added what I hope is the correct mount command:
mount /dev/sdc1 /media
using the wizard ‘run command’ feature and
Note there are 2 other hard drives in the target system which has a 5th generation I3 processor with 8GB of RAM. At boot up I get an error message:
“Server is not accessible or file is not present on it”. With enable_file_protocol=yes I can see /media but nothing below that.
Thanks in advance for your help

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Screensaver from usb thumb drive

Post#2 by fanthom » 20 Aug 2022, 11:29

Hello fhinke,

Running screensaver from the USB stick is not officially supported.

You may try these parameters:

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run_command=sed -i 's/pkget/pkgett' /opt/scripts/screensaver-slideshow; mount /dev/sdc1 /media; cp -a /media/ /opt/scripts/files/; umount /media
Not sure if it will work though ...

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