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This page is a quick documentation of how to setup a Debian or Debian-derivative (i.e. Ubuntu, LinuxMint?, etc) machine for use in an installation in a museum, gallery, etc. In this setup, the machines are designed to be power-

BIOS

  • In the Power tab, on power failure, set machine to Power On. That means the machine will always start up when plugged in.

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

Add this at the end of the file to make sure that the screensaver and screenblanking don't run.

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "BlankTime" "0"
    Option "StandbyTime" "0"
    Option "SuspendTime" "0"
    Option "OffTime" "0"
EndSection

gnome-screensaver

Its also good to just remove the screensaver altogether:

apt-get remove gnome-screensaver

/etc/default/rcS

Make fsck run automatically so that the computer doesn't get stuck on the fsck screen waiting for a keyboard prompt.

FSCKFIX=yes



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