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Basic Linux Distro with a Slideshow
topr8




msg:4600014
 3:16 pm on Aug 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

We have a little shop and i'm thinking of reusing an old spec laptop to display a slideshow.

the laptop would only have to run the slideshow and as a bonus be able to show the company website (live) from a wireless connection.

is this something any lite distro could do? i'm assuming that the web stuff is a given, but the slideshow? (given a folder of jpgs)

i'm happy to play around with something but i'd rather not waste time on a distro that isn't going to do what i want pretty much out of the box ... it needs to be quite lightweight as this laptop is pretty old.

 

drhowarddrfine




msg:4600032
 4:05 pm on Aug 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

Any distro can do it. The software would be a separate question. Whether a distro includes any such software is the question but you might be able to find some software that will do that.

topr8




msg:4600048
 5:14 pm on Aug 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

ok makes sense,
i'll look around to see if anything small already has a slideshow included.

graeme_p




msg:4600092
 7:34 pm on Aug 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

Puppy Linux? They change the included software around occasionally so you may need to check the current image viewer has a slideshow mode, and what the current browser options are.

Its designed to run off a live USB or CD, so there is no real installation required.

brotherhood of LAN




msg:4600093
 7:41 pm on Aug 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

Had a quick look, fbi (linux framebuffer imageviewer ) looks like it's a lightweight but customisable option... after installing it'll run in a loop after issuing a few commands.

[linux.die.net...]

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