Make Kiosk with TouchScreen only

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Make Kiosk with TouchScreen only

Post#1 by XXXIII » 21 Feb 2014, 07:22


I have nettop Pegatron with Atom CPU, NVidia ION, HDMI, 1Gb RAM, 4GB internal flash memory, monitor dell p2314t (touch).
I want to make a kiosk equipped only touch screen, without using a keyboard and mouse.
With Porteus Desktop I can get correct firefox with two add-on: fxkeyboard + GRAB & DRAG.
But I don't know how to properly create xzm package containing these additions, along with their settings.

I also want to add a screensaver that displays images with external resources when idle. (make xzm package)


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Re: Make Kiosk with TouchScreen only

Post#2 by fanthom » 21 Feb 2014, 09:56

changed thread title (because HOWTOs are for giving instructions rather than asking for a solutions) and moved to 'User's modifications to the Kiosk ISO' section of the forum.

to answer your question please have a look on kiosk FAQ:
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

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Re: Make Kiosk with TouchScreen only

Post#3 by Pidi » 24 Feb 2014, 10:56

Did you test the Dell P2314T monitor already on Porteus (or other linux)
Dell says it won't work on linux, i was looking for that screen in the first place but now changed to an iiyama T2236, that one works.
iiyama uses 3M hardware for the touch-part of the monitor, both monitors have multi-touch support and the iiyama has single-touch support in linux because of the 3M hardware.
Dell uses other hardware and say for themselves that the monitor only works in windows 7, of 8.x regardless multi- or single-touch.

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Re: Make Kiosk with TouchScreen only

Post#4 by krainsupreme » 08 May 2014, 00:46

Is there an onscreen keyboard that can automatically launch? I am trying to make a kiosk that only has the touchscreen and doesn't need a keyboard or mouse.
The display looks great, and I can navigate with the touchscreen, but can't populate form fields because there is apparently no onscreen keyboard.

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Re: Make Kiosk with TouchScreen only

Post#5 by freestyler » 08 May 2014, 02:22