boting straight into firefox

Chad Perrin perrin at
Fri Jul 15 03:54:02 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 11:00:31PM -0400, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> I am setting a read only kiosk (it displays various web pages
> progmatically and has *NO OTHER* function) and security is not a
> concern because the hardware is locked away and need to find the most
> hands free way method of going from power on to full screen
> www/firefox.... is it sufficent to have a su to a non-root user and
> then run startx in /etc/rc(.local) [I have a custom /etc/rc so I do
> not need rc.local)

I don't know the process for setting that up off the top of my head.
Perhaps a minimal window manager with only one workspace and the browser
executed in your .xinitrc file would do the trick.  I seem to recall
there is a way to turn off access to TTY consoles, too.

I wonder, though . . . why Firefox?  Would a more minimal (but still GUI)
browser -- such as Surf, perhaps -- serve your needs better?

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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