EE20plus
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:44 am

Can you tell me if the performance is better than firefox from a year ago? I tried it before and it took prob 2 min to load and several more min to get to google home page. Do you have suggested memory split settings to improve performance? I have the Pi 2B. I plan to mainly use it to display one web page with dynamic data.
Thank you.

richbpark
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:35 am

I tried this on my Raspberry Pi 3b with the latest build and received the following error messages. I'm not skilled enough with Linux sort this out.

Thank you

pi@raspberrypi:~/Desktop/firefox $ sudo dpkg -i firefox_*.deb
(Reading database ... 121974 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack firefox_50.1.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking firefox (50.1.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) over (50.1.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of firefox:
firefox depends on libdbus-1-3 (>= 1.9.14); however:
Version of libdbus-1-3:armhf on system is 1.8.20-0+deb8u1.
firefox depends on libfontconfig1 (>= 2.11.94); however:
Version of libfontconfig1:armhf on system is 2.11.0-6.3+deb8u1.
firefox depends on libstdc++6 (>= 5.2); however:
Version of libstdc++6:armhf on system is 4.9.2-10.

dpkg: error processing package firefox (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.0.2-5) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
firefox

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:51 am

Removed see next response......
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The information is out there....you just have to let it in.

My other Linux machine is a ChromeBox

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:03 am

To get working versions for Jessie without dependency problems you have to use the version for Ubuntu 14.04. You'll find it in http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/f/firefox/
the main package is: firefox_51.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.14.04.1_armhf.deb
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:20 am

I'm sorry. I'll change the guide.

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:22 pm

[Interested in the Thunderbird bit]

Your recipe definitely worked up to last year (+thanks!), but, (newbie diagnosis) since the last kernel update, I just get a segmentation fault when I try to run Thunderbird now.

Icedove isn't an option because it seems to be crashing all the time (seemingly randomly) and I don't think anyone has got to the bottom of it yet.

Is there a new build / repository I should be pointing at? Any advice appreciated!

Alan

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:17 pm

I don't know. It worked for me on a fresh install of Raspbian Jessie. Maybe try sudo?

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:43 pm

You're absolutely right. Thunderbird is happy as sudo but seg faults as a regular user. Not seen this before.

Thanks for the idea. I'll investigate while I'm procrastinating at work tomorrow...

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:56 pm

If, after your investigating it, you still can't run it without sudo, in Raspbian you can change an application in the menu's command by right clicking on the application's icon, clicking Properties, going to Desktop Entry, and changing it where it says Command:.

Micha1982
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:08 am

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Micha1982 wrote:Any ideas how to fix that?

Does the link work for you with a non-ESR-Firefox?
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=153853#p1007192
Hello again,
after trying around a bit I've done a complete fresh install of Raspbian today.
I do not like this Chromium and want to use the latest firefox-non-esr again. Last time I tried the manual here I have had some problems, it did not work as it should.
The link above was fine.
It tells "especially compiled for raspian, not ubuntu"

Now I am confused and as everything is complete mint here I do not want to install something wrong, so:

Is there any newer version compiled especially for the Pi than the version in the link above (50.*)?

If not, how to get the latest version on my Pi without problems as I have had? As 55 should have enabled 4 content-processes - is there already any way to get the beta of 55 on the Pi? Will e10s work on the Raspberry?Anyone tried that already?

Many thanks.
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:46 pm

Micha1982 wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Micha1982 wrote:Any ideas how to fix that?

Does the link work for you with a non-ESR-Firefox?
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=153853#p1007192
Hello again,
after trying around a bit I've done a complete fresh install of Raspbian today.
I do not like this Chromium and want to use the latest firefox-non-esr again. Last time I tried the manual here I have had some problems, it did not work as it should.
The link above was fine.
It tells "especially compiled for raspian, not ubuntu"

Now I am confused and as everything is complete mint here I do not want to install something wrong, so:

Is there any newer version compiled especially for the Pi than the version in the link above (50.*)?

If not, how to get the latest version on my Pi without problems as I have had? As 55 should have enabled 4 content-processes - is there already any way to get the beta of 55 on the Pi? Will e10s work on the Raspberry?Anyone tried that already?

Many thanks.
There isn't a way to install it. The daily updates builds don't work with arm.

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:40 am

Ok, so in other words I can only choose between the outdated 50.* from the link above or use the ESR from repos which as far as I know completely miss e10s?
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:04 pm

Micha1982 wrote:Ok, so in other words I can only choose between the outdated 50.* from the link above or use the ESR from repos which as far as I know completely miss e10s?
Doesn't the repo in the instructions install 54?

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:14 am

No, 50.0 in the link above I was talking about which is working fine,
and your posting, instructions page one in this thread (which is 54) is not working as it should, its defect.

"Firefox had a problem and crashed."

Just test it a bit, you'll see ;)
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:17 am

Micha1982 wrote:No, 50.0 in the link above I was talking about which is working fine,
and your posting, instructions page one in this thread (which is 54) is not working as it should, its defect.

"Firefox had a problem and crashed."

Just test it a bit, you'll see ;)
I see what you mean. I ran it in the terminal and it returned "Segmentation fault".
EDIT: I was using a Pi Zero. I'll try it again with a Pi 2.
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:47 am

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: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberr

Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:18 am

Ben_is_best wrote:I see what you mean. I ran it in the terminal and it returned "Segmentation fault".
EDIT: I was using a Pi Zero. I'll try it again with a Pi 2.
Fact is that my link on page one of this thread here crashes the browser.
And to me it looks that all Ubuntu-versions of Firefox behave the same.
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Tichun
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:59 pm

What about ff nightly?
I've found https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-d ... ubuntu/ppa and added its key, then updated.
No errors and apt lists this source during update but when I try to install any package from there it is not found.

Would love to try firefox 57 with servo as using firefox 55 on fedora showed me that firefox is visibly faster than raspbian's chromium 60 and with servo it probably is even better.

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:02 pm

Tichun wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:59 pm
What about ff nightly?
I've found https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-d ... ubuntu/ppa and added its key, then updated.
No errors and apt lists this source during update but when I try to install any package from there it is not found.

Would love to try firefox 57 with servo as using firefox 55 on fedora showed me that firefox is visibly faster than raspbian's chromium 60 and with servo it probably is even better.
Are you installing the firefox-trunk package or the firefox package?

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:09 pm

I tried both and I use bash tab completions which yield only firefox-esr

Do these sources have to be added too?

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Dependencies:

Build support PPA for Mozilla packages (included on 2013-07-01)
Mozilla (included on 2017-06-27)
PPA for rust toolchain for the next Firefox release (included on 2017-08-16)
PPA for preparing rust toolchain updates for Firefox (included on 2017-07-26)
PPA for Ubuntu Mozilla Security Team (included on 2017-04-07)
Primary Archive for Ubuntu - PROPOSED (included on 2017-07-15)
These are on launchpad page after clicking technical details, under fingerprint

After looking through their pages, it looks like they have only source code and failed builds.
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-d ... d/13273234

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberry Pi

Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:26 am

I don't think so.

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberry Pi

Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:26 am

firefox 55 from #1 post:

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ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child ####
ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...
ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberry Pi

Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:05 pm

Tichun wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:26 am
firefox 55 from #1 post:

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ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child ####
ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...
ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child
I'm getting the same thing.

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberry Pi

Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:54 am

Ben_is_best wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:05 pm
Tichun wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:26 am
firefox 55 from #1 post:

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ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child ####
ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...
ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child
I'm getting the same thing.
same issue here :(

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox(and Thunderbird) on a Raspberry Pi

Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:51 pm

I am running Raspbian Lite w/ PIXEL, and trying to install firefox. I tried according to OP's advice using:

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sudo apt install dirmngr
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa/ubuntu trusty main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/firefox.list
echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa/ubuntu trusty main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/firefox-source.list
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys A6DCF7707EBC211F
sudo apt update && sudo apt install firefox
The install seemed to progress, firefox 57.0 is in dpkg list, "Internet" is now in Menu Panel Applet with "Firefox Web Browser" under that, but the file size shows 0 bytes, and it crashes upon opening. Any idea what I am missing to get this installed and running on Raspbian Lite? Did I guess correctly that the key was for Firefox, and not Thunderbird? Other ideas? Thanks.

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