Following on from this question:
I want iGel OS to run Chromium in kiosk mode and to be able to launch ‘xfreerdp’ when a ‘.rdp’ file is downloaded (the kiosk will have a landing page and some links on the page that may be ‘.rdp’ files).
I can make iGel OS do what I want by editing/creating files on an unlocked iGel OS terminal:
1) Create a new file called ‘rdp.desktop’ in “/usr/share/applications”
2) Modify the file “/userhome/.config/chromium/Default/Preferences” to add “rdp” to “download.extension_to_open”
3) Modify “/userhome/.config/mimeapps.list” to add “application/octet-stream=rdp.desktop” to the section “[Default Applications]”
Can I apply these changes to a terminal via policy?
hi Gavin, can you share the commands / modifications you used? we could try to script it!
Well, at its’ absolute simplest the installation script, call it ‘install_rdp_config.sh’, would simply copy pre-canned configuration files in to place.
cp /wfs/Preferences_rdp_v1.0.0 /userhome/.config/chromium/Default/Preferences
cp /wfs/mimeapps.list.rdp_v1.0.0 /userhome/.config/mimeapps.list
cp /wfs/rdp.desktop_v1.0.0 /usr/share/applications/rdp.desktop
If more sophistication is required I could use “jq” to update ‘Preferences’ and “awk” to update ‘mimeapps.list’. I think ‘rdp.desktop’ would always be a file copy.
The important point is that I will have iGel OS configured to run Chromium at start up in kiosk mode and these configuration files need to be in place before chromium starts.
AWK / SED would be te best way, but basically if you want to test first:
deploy the files like you already did (assuming you used files inside UMS).
create a profile and put
as Final Network command, under System, Firmware Customization, Network
Thanks for that. I’ll give it a try.
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