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Best Rpi3 browser for X11 forwarding session

Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:17 pm

Hello,
I would like to install a browser on my Rpi3 to be used through an X11 SSH session.

What is your advise on the best/lightest browser to install?

Thanks,
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Re: Best Rpi3 browser for X11 forwarding session

Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:01 pm

I use netsurf over X11 forwarding. Not tried it from a Pi3 but have used it from PI A+, B, B+, Pi2, zero, zeroW, and CM1.

It's in the raspbian repositories so

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sudo apt update && sudo apt install netsurf
should install it.
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Re: Best Rpi3 browser for X11 forwarding session

Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:59 am

You could try the Opera variant Vivaldi, it's one of the fastest browsers on the Pi (faster than Firefox).
It's not open-source but free to use. Also it's not a "light" browser but a mature one like Firefox.
It works well over SSH, but that depends on which sites you browse and how much differing graphics there's to be transfered over SSH.

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Re: Best Rpi3 browser for X11 forwarding session

Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:29 am

As an FYI, note that VNC is often faster than SSH-X-forwarding for viewing X apps remotely.
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Re: Best Rpi3 browser for X11 forwarding session

Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:32 am

n67 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:29 am
As an FYI, note that VNC is often faster than SSH-X-forwarding for viewing X apps remotely.
Thanks for advising.

Sorry I do no know VNC, can you please give some information on?

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Re: Best Rpi3 browser for X11 forwarding session

Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:08 am

I do no know VNC, can you please give some information on?
This is what the Raspberry Pi Foundation have to say:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... /README.md

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Re: Best Rpi3 browser for X11 forwarding session

Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:42 am

B.Goode wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:08 am
I do no know VNC, can you please give some information on?
This is what the Raspberry Pi Foundation have to say:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... /README.md
Thanks!

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