How X works / lightest Window Manager
lucasmocellin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 08:28:06 PDT 2009
ah, and I will use firefox. the page that firefox will open is a Moodle (
moodle.org) and there are multimedia stuff (audio, videos, flash)
On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Lucas Mocellin <lucasmocellin at gmail.com>wrote:
> I have 2 programs(my GUI + firefox) for normal users "manage", they will
> get lost without a WM. I want to be light but very user-friendly. Simple to
> A kiosk sounds interesting to me, I had never heard about that berfore.
> Firefox has an add-on, and works quite well.
> The problem is that I can't "set it up", I mean, firefox runs in
> fullscreen, and what about my GUI? even though ALT + TAB works, normal users
> won't know how to use it. I don't have a panel like "window list applet" in
> gnome. ( *MAYBE* I could design a GTK interface acting as a panel located on
> the top and the option "always on top", what do you guys think about? )
> Also, I need a button to shutdown/restart. (that could be located at that
> gtk panel).
> I'm looking at Linux kiosk and twm-kiosk, trying to compile and test it.
> but looks like it will work to me.
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Ross Burton <ross at burtonini.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 09:23 -0300, Lucas Mocellin wrote:
>> > defining light: it is supposed to run in most available (old and new)
>> > hardware - at least 256MB.
>> > defining secure: I will show the Window Manager with an GUI on it,
>> > this GUI will open the Firefox. Just it. I must avoid users to
>> > accessing shell, quitting X and everything else. The minimun
>> > resolution is 800x600.
>> The Matchbox window manager sounds perfect for this.
>> Ross Burton mail: ross at burtonini.com
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