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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:02 am

Now I'm slightly curious whether or not that Chrome OS would be a good OS to port to the Raspberry Pi. But I know someone out there will have a use for it, and I know I will too.

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:42 am

Doesn"t Chrome OS run only on x86? I thought all the Chrome book things had Atoms in them.
(if this isn"t true, please tell me more!)

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:52 am

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:02 pm

teh_orph said:


Doesn"t Chrome OS run only on x86? I thought all the Chrome book things had Atoms in them.
(if this isn"t true, please tell me more!)


I've compiled an older version of Chromium for ARMv6. As Chromium OS and the Chromium Browser share the same source tree, it's very likely Chrome OS could run on the Raspberry Pi.

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:47 pm

Interesting stuff. I've just been exploring their web site for the last half and hour - I didn't realise that there was an open source version of Chrome OS... So they support ARM then? I couldn't see proper detail on which targets they support.

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:30 am

I forgot there were differences between Chrome OS and Chromium OS, with the former closed source and with more features (e.g. Flash) and the latter open source. Chrome OS will only run on hardware supported by Google. Although they claims support for both x86 and ARM,  I could not find a ARM device available for sale.

The instructions to build Chromium OS for x86 or ARM are available here:
http://www.chromium.org/chromi.....oper-guide

There is arm-generic and tegra2 boards support for ARM:

https://gerrit.chromium.org/gerrit/gitw ... git;a=tree

To make it work for another board such as the R-Pi, there should be some work to do. (But i don't know the details)

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:04 am

I have to drop in my two cents. I would also LOVE to see Chrome OS on a Raspberry Pi. I think that for the standard, non techy user Chrome OS is probably the best OS for a Pi board. Personally I've been trying to find any excuse to go all Google (Android and Chrome OS). Anywho. If there is someone willing to compile a Raspberry version of Chrome OS, I'm sure many of us would be happy to be a "test subject" for that programmer.

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Sat May 12, 2012 8:31 pm

Working on this, my board overlay is available here: https://github.com/Hexxeh/overlay-raspberrypi

Waiting on teh_orph's X drivers before I open up my nightly builds, they're kinda useless without acceleration.

Also working on getting that overlay upstreamed, first few changes went in today (patch for Chromium and another for it's ebuild). Once those get merged, I'll create a CL for the overlay.

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:52 pm

Hi...
waiting for any news on Chromium OS on Raspberry Pi.... ??

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:57 pm

me too :)

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:52 am

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:02 am

Any more news on getting Chrome OS running on a raspberry pi? It seems like the absolute ideal OS for this hardware, considering the technical limitations.

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:18 am

Another +1 on this.

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:37 pm

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:36 am

Maybe it will not stable, seems chrome is designed for ARMv7.

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:01 am

Rise from the grave.

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:53 pm

Theres a reason the default browser on the Pi is Midori. Putting a full blooded browser like Chrome on the Pi will bring it to its knees. You can install Chromium fairly easily, then you can get a taste of how slow it is.

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:50 pm

Can confirm that Chromium is rather slow on the Pi, but compared to other full featured browsers Chromium is 'fast'. Midori is OK, but there is a good chunk that this browser cannot do what is taken for granted these days. It is somewhat unfortunate that the web browsing experience on the Pi is not that stellar (not a criticism, just stating my subjective observation) and I wonder if Chrome OS would do a better job at it. I have my doubts.
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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:56 pm

newghost wrote:Maybe it will not stable, seems chrome is designed for ARMv7.
Another old post resurrected after 8 months seems to be a Pi Disease !
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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:37 pm

Jessie wrote:Rise from the grave.
Cloudcentric wrote:
newghost wrote:Maybe it will not stable, seems chrome is designed for ARMv7.
Another old post resurrected after 8 months seems to be a Pi Disease !
There is absolutely nothing wrong with replying to a post that may be a bit aged, as long as it's on topic. That's what forums are for is to discuss, and if it's about Chrome/Chromium OS, this is the topic for it. Hence the reason of the subject line on the topic: Chrome OS on a R-Pi.

That said, is there any news on the Chromium OS Project to be functioning on the Pi yet? I'm aware Chromium is slow but it would be kind of fun to get it working on the Pi anyway :P

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:40 pm

Hexxeh is taking a break from it IIRC.
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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:12 am

Chromium is slow?

Chromium is as fast as any webkit browser. There are minimal differences in speed once they are started. Start up time is really long. There is a thread with browsermark benchmarks in troubleshooting. All tested browsers show quite similar performance on rasbian, but there shown some low benchmarks on some none rasbian operating systems.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 28&t=30137

Javascript itself is a hog. This would probably be a problem.

Edit: Ok, I take back my argument. Chromium is slow on browsermark 2.0 and openbox only reaches a score of 259. I think that says a lot about browsermark. I do not feel any speed difference once it is up and running over the other webkit browsers.

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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:28 am

Chromium is slow on a Pi, as is any 'serious' browser. Not so much a problem with the browser as with the Pi. That why the standard browsers in the Pi distros aren't very good, the Pi just doesn't have enough horsepower to run anything better.
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Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:05 pm

pluggy wrote:Chromium is slow on a Pi, as is any 'serious' browser. Not so much a problem with the browser as with the Pi. That why the standard browsers in the Pi distros aren't very good, the Pi just doesn't have enough horsepower to run anything better.
I disagree, a browser /could/ run reasonably well.

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