patakye
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chrome browser?

Thu May 22, 2014 5:53 am

is there a chrome or webkit based browser that can run html5 on rpi?

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DeeJay
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Re: chrome browser?

Thu May 22, 2014 9:39 am

For Raspbian -

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[email protected] ~ $ apt-cache search chrome
chromium - Google's open source chromium web browser
chromium-browser - Chromium browser - transitional dummy package
dicomscope - OFFIS DICOM Viewer
epiphany-browser - Intuitive GNOME web browser
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[email protected] ~ $ apt-cache search webkit
alice - Web browser (WebKit or Gecko) based IRC client
arora - simple cross platform web browser
calligra-reports-web-element - web element for Calligra Reports
claws-mail-fancy-plugin - HTML mail viewer using GTK+ WebKit
cutycapt - utility to capture WebKit's rendering of a web page
dwb - lightweight webkit browser
epiphany-browser - Intuitive GNOME web browser
< stuff deleted... >

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Re: chrome browser?

Thu May 22, 2014 11:19 am

patakye wrote:is there a chrome or webkit based browser that can run html5 on rpi?
http://www.raspberrypi.org/web-browser-beta/

This is compiled for Raspbian Wheezy
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patakye
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Re: chrome browser?

Thu May 22, 2014 2:20 pm

awesome!

gkreidl
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Re: chrome browser?

Thu May 22, 2014 4:19 pm

Midori, Minimal Kiosk Browser ... all based on the webkit engine.
But our current engine is a bit outdated and that won't change on Wheezy, but it will be better on Jessie.
Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb)
Slim, fast webkit browser with support for audio+video+playlists+youtube+pdf+download
Optional fullscreen kiosk mode and command interface for embedded applications
Includes omxplayerGUI, an X front end for omxplayer

patakye
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Re: chrome browser?

Fri May 23, 2014 4:29 am

i did apt-get install chromium-browser and it worked .. but how do i run it?

patakye
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Re: chrome browser?

Fri May 23, 2014 4:51 am

ok got it, chromium-browser
but i get error, cannot open display .. installing mate will that help?

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rpdom
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Re: chrome browser?

Fri May 23, 2014 5:13 am

If running from console mode you'll need to start an X window environment to run the browser in. You can start the desktop with the "startx" command and configure it to be the default as one of the options on "sudo raspi-config".

If the browser is the only thing you want to run you can configure the X system to start that full screen instead of the desktop/GUI, but you need to edit a config file which I can't remember at the moment, but I'm sure someone will provide the details soon :)

patakye
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Re: chrome browser?

Fri May 23, 2014 6:44 am

i installed XMing, then connected with putty and was able to get leafpad to open on windows from the RPI .. great ..

Now when i run chromium-browser, i get:

Failed to load NSS libraries

?

patakye
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Re: chrome browser?

Fri May 23, 2014 9:05 am

ok not sure how i did it but i installed xming, and all is good now

YemSalat
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Re: chrome browser?

Sat May 31, 2014 11:48 am

Raspbian ships midori browser, its on the desktop when you log in.

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