Linutop OS Documentation

Linutop OS is a lightweight Linux based Operating System,

designed to configure a Kiosk or a Digital Signage Player.

Available for PC or Raspberry Pi.

More about Linutop OS.

Linutop Documentation Index

Table of Contents
1. About Linutop OS
Hardware requirements
Linutop OS for PC
Linutop OS for XS (Raspberry Pi)
Get the OS
2. Download and Install the Linutop OS Free
How to install the ISO image on a bootable CD
How to install the image to create a bootable USB or SD
How to install NOOBS image on an SD card for Raspberry Pi
How to install SD image or NOOBS in a Raspberry Pi compute module
3. Pro version Installation
System Installation
4. Linutop Configuration Panel
General tab Local settings Language - Keyboard - Time - graphic configuration and Autostart
Display settings
On Linutop OS for PC
On Linutop OS XS (Raspberry Pi)
Network settings
Connect to the local network and WIFI
How to configure a VNC remote access
Sharing data
Share folders from the Linutop OS (PC only)
Connect via SSH (terminal connection)
Fixed IP configuration for PC
Fixed IP configuration for RaspberryPi
Advanced settings (mostly PC)
System backup and restoration (PC only)
Perform backups
Restore backups
System reset
5. Use your Linutop System
Available applications
Automatically start applications
Main application
Additional applications startup
Adding Applications
Using Synaptic (PC only)
Using a terminal (PC and Raspberry Pi)
6. Linutop OS security for lockdown kiosk
Lock mode security setup
Back to normal mode
Halt/Reboot in lock mode
7. Hardware
Touch Screens - calibration
USB Key 4G
Printers (PC only)
8. FAQ
Linutop OS dosen't start?
I'm prompted a login and a password, what should I use ?
Can I disable the screen saver ?
How can I take a screenshot ?
I want a fancy desktop with lots of effects. Is it possible ?
My system is unstable, what can I do ?
Root user and passwords
9. Tutorials & tips
Prevent thunar network access
Thin client
Terminal Services client
Citrix client
Linutop OS as server
Setting up a web server