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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:32 am

Hexxeh,

Your Chrome port works rather well on the RasPI!

I was even able to login and get my links and auto-fill data without a hitch.

Very well done! It runs quite acceptably on the Pi with the 3 optimization suggestions. While it is not as fast as Chrome on my 6 core, SSD based, nVidia-gpu, Ubuntu 12.04 system, the performance is really quite acceptable on the RasPi.

I am posting from Chrome on the RasPi right now. If that is not proof of your success, I don't know what is!

The Hedge

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:22 pm

I'm trying to get WebRTC to work on my Rapsberry Pi, and I'm getting an error that says that getUserMedia() isn't a supported function.

Is this Chromium build capable of running WebRTC?

I updated to to latest version of Chromium, went to about://flags to enable all of the features needed, then I went to this site to test it (which gave me the error): https://apprtc.appspot.com/

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:24 pm

It's disabled, but even if it weren't, it'd be so slow it wasn't usable.

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:32 pm

Hexxeh wrote: To modify Chromium such that it runs on bare-metal, ie without X
This would be really, really cool.

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:57 pm

Hi,

I can't get this to install. I type in:
bash <(curl -sL http://goo.gl/5vuJI)
An it just brings up another prompt almost straight away without seeming to do anything. I try running it but unsurprisingly nothing happens.
I then tried to run this as mentioned in the forum here:
sudo bash -x <(curl -sL http://goo.gl/5vuJI)
Which gives me the following error message:
bash: /dev/fd/63: No such file or directory
Which also happens if I remove the -x flag.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong? I know I am a newbie with Linux however I can't see why this is working for some people and not for me when I'm copying the same information into the LXTerminal.

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:19 pm

I got the same - nothing happens after entering this command:
bash <(curl -sL http://goo.gl/5vuJI)
Just gives you back the prompt

But when I try the other option (US link) it woks. Try for yourself:
bash <(curl -sL http://goo.gl/go5yx)

The problem is now when I try to run it shows such error:
-bash: /usr/bin/chrome: No such file or directory

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:23 pm

Hi Hexxeh,
Thought I'd give your Chromium a test and I'm Very impressed, it works great thank you.
As a comparison, as several people say it's slow, I've done some checks under various conditions.
  • Chromium Browser :-
    Using a standard raspbian install, with a bit of over-clock, running from an SD card.
    Start up and load Forum Index page. 32s
    Load the BBC home page 10s
    re load the Forum Index page 7s
    close and re-start on Forum Index. 10s
    Using a standard raspbian install, with a bit of over-clock, running /root on an old 80Gb laptop disk.
    Start up and load Forum Index page. 15s
    Load the BBC home page 8s
    re load the Forum Index page 6s
    close and re-start on Forum Index. 8s

    Midori Browser :-
    Using a standard raspbian install, with a bit of over-clock, running from an SD card.
    Start up and load Forum Index page. 17s
    Load the BBC home page 9s
    re load the Forum Index page 4s
    close and re-start on Forum Index. 9s
    Using a standard raspbian install, with a bit of over-clock, running /root on an old 80Gb laptop disk.
    Start up and load Forum Index page. 14s
    Load the BBC home page 8s
    re load the Forum Index page 3s
    close and re-start on Forum Index. 8s
As you can see, running with /root on a disk speeds up both browsers, but makes the biggest difference to Chromium making it almost exactly the same speed as Midori. I'm assuming Chromium has to load up several large library's during start up, so making it appear slow initially.
I'm very happy with Chromium, of course any further speed-ups would make it even better. :-) Looking forward to trying it with Simon's accelerated X.
Regards, Kevin.

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:19 pm

bleep42 wrote:As a comparison, as several people say it's slow, I've done some checks under various conditions.
Thanks, that's interesting.

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:02 pm

I've heard people say chromium browser is slow and that midori is faster. Maybe it depends upon their gpu_mem.

For me chromium browser certainly seems more responsive than midori, which seems to lag considerably when typing in forum posts. I don't know what midori is doing, but it seems to take some time for text I type to appear in midori when composing a forum reply.

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:56 pm

Nightlies sounds good to me ~:"
maybe monthlies for now?

getUserMedia and Joystick APIs could be good!

kudos on the C20.

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:05 pm

hpvic03 wrote:I'm trying to get WebRTC to work on my Rapsberry Pi, and I'm getting an error that says that getUserMedia() isn't a supported function.

Is this Chromium build capable of running WebRTC?
.
iirc Rpi build is 20 whereas WebRTC is 21 - 25:
http://www.webrtc.org/blog/getusermedia ... leinchrome

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Making a chromium icon on the desktop

Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:38 pm

Total noob question: Is there a way to make a shortcut icon rather than typing

chrome –disable-ipv6

to launch?

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:54 pm

Hi nonlinearmind ,
This works very well.
JollyRoger wrote:Ray-GTI-R asked:
NB2 Please instruct me how to create a desktop shortcut in order to avoid opening a shell & typing chrome -disable-ipv6 everytime

You could create a hotkey to do this by editing the .config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml file (start from your home directory). Scroll down to the key bindings section of lxde-rc.xml (almost halfway through the file), examine the syntax, and add the command to do what you want. E.g. this would set up the windows key + c to execute it:

<keybind key="W-c">
<action name="Execute">
<command>chrome -disable-ipv6</command>
</action>
</keybind>

You will have to reboot your Pi to test it.

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Re: Making a chromium icon on the desktop

Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:05 pm

nonlinearmind wrote:Total noob question: Is there a way to make a shortcut icon rather than typing

chrome –disable-ipv6

to launch?
Getting slightly off-topic, but would this help http://lkubaski.wordpress.com/2012/06/2 ... shortcuts/
http://raspberrycompote.blogspot.com/ - Low-level graphics and 'Coding Gold Dust'

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:04 am

Does anyone know where to get this package and instructions for its installation from now? It looks like Hexxeh has removed reference to the project from his website, and I don't know if he's also taken down the repository or if there's a mirror somewhere or what.

Also, has anyone been able to get this working in Arch Linux, or is it purely a Raspbian thing at the moment?

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:37 am

did you already try:

$ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

or was that not the version required?

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:24 am

Hexxeh wrote:I'm happy to announce that Chromium binaries are now available for you to download and try out. These will ONLY work on Raspbian images, if you're running Squeeze or anything that isn't hardfp, don't even think about it.

Whilst it's not required, using the 224MB memory split, overclocking your Pi and using a fast USB stick or SD card for your root filesystem will improve your browsing experience. I've had the RaspberryPi.org blog frontpage load in as little as 5 seconds by combining all three of these.

Instructions are available here: http://hexxeh.net/?p=328117859

If you've got questions, feel free to post them here. I'd be interested to hear any more performance tips people find.
I'm not finding instructions when I visit the link you have posted here. :?:

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Sun May 19, 2013 7:29 pm

sdse78 wrote:
Hexxeh wrote:...
I'm not finding instructions when I visit the link you have posted here. :?:
Site was redesigned and old URLs are broken. From the author's very own blogpost: http://blog.hexxeh.net/welcome-to-2013
Hexxeh wrote:I'd still like to see Chrome on Raspberry Pi fly, but I don't have time for it at present, and I'm kinda at a dead end in terms of where to go with it. It's not dead, so I might have something to share with you in the future for this one.

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:08 am

I can't find the chromium download on your blog, is that correct? Can I still find it somewhere?
Thanks you!
--::--::- 3 x Raspberry Pi 3 - Raspbian Lite 9 - RuneAudio - one broke (wifi) - not in use -::--::--

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:02 am

Other people are continuing the work here :
https://www.reddit.com/r/ChromiumRPI/

Chromium OS properly working on a Pi1 seems unlikely
though , it never had enough horsepower.

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:00 am

Taxicletter wrote:I can't find the chromium download on your blog, is that correct? Can I still find it somewhere?
Thanks you!
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=121195
Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb)
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Optional fullscreen kiosk mode and command interface for embedded applications
Includes omxplayerGUI, an X front end for omxplayer

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:04 am

gkreidl wrote:
Taxicletter wrote:I can't find the chromium download on your blog, is that correct? Can I still find it somewhere?
Thanks you!
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=121195
Edit: I'm not sure if you were asking for chromium browser (link) or OS.
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

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:09 pm

I was talking about the OS, sorry to be not precise.
But if it's not really useable, I won't bother :-)
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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:43 pm

Taxicletter wrote:I was talking about the OS, sorry to be not precise.
But if it's not really useable, I won't bother :-)
..for clarification Chromium OS will run on a RPi 2B: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=136932


Unfortunately you necroed a 3 year old post rather than choosing a more recent one, which is confusing as from your other posts you appear to have a RPi 3B which like the RPi 2B was not available at that time :?
Retired disgracefully.....

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Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:11 pm

A little confusion isn't unknown to me.
I found: http://www.chromiumosforsbc.org/#download-section (just to help other confused people coming here to look for the OS :lol: )
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