We have a very timid server whose only purpose was to run Apache and Nagios for asset monitoring. We are moving it center stage to drive a monitor for a 24/7 display of one of the Nagios screens in our IT room.
Due to the limited hardware resources of the machine, I want to install as little as possible to get this functionality. This means no window manager for sure. At present the machine boots up to a CLI login. I would like to change that to do the following:
- Auto login to a specified user account
- Launch an X session
google-chrome --kiosk http://localhost/thepage/
There are a lot of instructions on how to achieve this on older versions of Ubuntu but with 10.04 and 10.10 the locations and method of startup has changed significantly.