At work we have a couple of info kiosks (we call them terminals) that we bought from some company many years ago, but the support has ended also many years ago, so they abandoned them. The kiosks were running some custom software that the company had thrown together, it didn’t seem very professional from an IT guy’s perspective, because those kiosks were lagging and eventually would hang and would need a manual restart. We were living with this for some years until eventually both kiosks just hanged and didn’t properly boot for no reason.
After this we decided to look for a solution and whadya know – there is one free and simple solution with plenty of customization options for our needs. It fits our situation perfectly and it’s called “Porteus Kiosk”
“Porteus Kiosk” is a kiosk edition of Porteus, a portable Linux OS based on Slack and it seems to be popular enough to have a Wiki article for it…
Our kiosks have a “Elo TouchSystems 2515” monitor (meaning there’s no mouse or keyboard) and a “ZOTAC ZBOX ID13” mini-pc which has very low specs like an old Intel Atom CPU and 2GB of RAM.
I quickly downloaded the latest ISO (4.7.0 at the time of writing) and installed it to a flash drive, booted it up on the kiosk to test out and right away noticed some issues that I’d need to fix. The issues were that the system didn’t have a virtual keyboard, like it wasn’t primarily targeted for touch info kiosks (but PK supports most touch devices out-of-the-box) and also in my case, Elo touch screen doesn’t support multi-touch (for scrolling for ex.) and so you’d need to drag the scrollbar, but Firefox scrollbar for that Linux version is very thin and were out of touch bounds, therefore most pages couldn’t be scrolled down the traditional way. I had to find solutions to these.
Baltix is a Lithuanian Linux distro based on Ubuntu. Read more on wikipedia
Category: General stuff
, old linux
Some days ago I made a little tool to get local and external IPs of your machine, but it was only for windows. I wanted something like that for my Linux as well, so I made this little bash script.
Put it into /bin/ folder, do chmod a+x termip and execute from anywhere with command: termip
Script can always be found here: http://9v.lt/projects/other/termip
Category: My projects
Greetings. This is another very old beast that I bought yesterday. Don’t know why I buy these old machine – I just like them, and the guy at the market where I bought it wanted to throw it out! I guess one man’s trash is another man’s treasure :D
This cost me 10LTL (4$).
As of now it doesn’t seem to have any system on it, because it doesn’t boot. I am going to try and install some DOS probably, seeing that it way too old to run X, but who knows :)
After doing an intensive research on this laptop, not much info could be found, although I was able to confirm the specs of it.
, My projects
Yep. This baby is antique. Most ask – what the hell are you going to do with it? I answer them – nothing, it is just cool.
This is my first very old laptop I bough few months ago and I bought another today ^^ This one cost me 35LTL (14$).
Read more to see photos and video!
, My projects
Sveiki. Cia aprasysiu kaip galima savo sena flash’a kuris nepalaiko boot’inimo padaryti boot’inama. Man suveike kai norejau padaryti savo labai sena flash’a su Linux, taciau neuzkrove.
Pradedam Python skriptinga
Pamoka parasyta ande is Evilzone.org
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