felixfurtak
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Anybody managed to get a web browser working on Arch?

Sun May 13, 2012 7:23 am

Hi, I have X working on Arch, using fbdev xf86 video driver and have experimented with a few window managers like Openbox, Fluxbox, etc. and also have full blown LXDE and XFCE4 running.

Most of the file manager, terminal functions, etc. work fine. However, I can't seem to get any (graphical) web browsers up and running. I've tried Midori (which works ok in Debian) and Epiphany and a few others, but all seem to crash out immediately on running.

Has anyone had any success with the above?

andrewjoy
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Re: Anybody managed to get a web browser working on Arch?

Mon May 14, 2012 10:59 am

Try Surf from http://suckless.org/ or uzbl http://uzbl.org/ both are keyboard driven no ui to speak of but are fully fledged web browsers

i am not sure if surf is in the main arch repo or the aur but i am sure uzbl is

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Re: Anybody managed to get a web browser working on Arch?

Mon May 14, 2012 12:32 pm

I've only just received my Pi, and am struggling with power supplies (or whatever's causing the constant "repeated keypresses" issue which stops me doing almost anything with the machine :( ). However, I've got X running, and Fluxbox as a WM, and if I can I'd like to get Chromium running on Arch.

Failing that, maybe I can fall back on Midori or Surf, but even uzbl might be a "fallback"...
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Re: Anybody managed to get a web browser working on Arch?

Mon May 14, 2012 5:25 pm

arora (Qt alas, but stable)

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Tass
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Re: Anybody managed to get a web browser working on Arch?

Mon May 14, 2012 10:00 pm

I haven't tried it myself, but apparently Chromium works quite well. There's a good wiki page on installing it.

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Re: Anybody managed to get a web browser working on Arch?

Tue May 15, 2012 9:02 am

spennig wrote:arora (Qt alas, but stable)
This is a good browser i have used this myself in the past, unsure how many dependencies you need for it.

Have you considered a text based browser ?

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Re: Anybody managed to get a web browser working on Arch?

Tue May 15, 2012 4:27 pm

I too would be interested in getting a browser for arch (however slow) as I need it for testing. pacman has no chromium and firefox fails with a 404 on xulrunner :(

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Re: Anybody managed to get a web browser working on Arch?

Tue May 15, 2012 4:34 pm

If you're not finding software in the pacman repositories, you might try the AUR.
sudo pacman -S yaourt
yaourt -S google-chrome

or whatever other software you want to try out. There's no guarantee that anything in AUR will work on the Pi, but at least you can try it out. If it installs but doesn't work, you can always remove the package.

felixfurtak
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Re: Anybody managed to get a web browser working on Arch?

Tue May 15, 2012 10:47 pm

I was recommended xxxterm on another forum, since it is lightweight and simple. It wasn't in the main ARM repository so I compiled it from source. However, it exhibits exactly the same behaviour as Midori when I try and run it on certain webpages. For example on www.google.co.uk, the page loads and then any subsequent click on a link crashes the browser. I suspect that there may be an issue with webkit in the Arch repo since both browsers have this in common.

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Re: Anybody managed to get a web browser working on Arch?

Mon May 21, 2012 8:12 am

midori and libwebkit rebuilt (with jit disabled)
pacman -Syu #should pull updates
Should be working now

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Re: Anybody managed to get a web browser working on Arch?

Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:31 am

I tried to use Yaourt to build chromium.

There is no arm source in the chromium build package. so it fails. If i knew where to get the right source it meets all other dependencies.
echo "Something Useful" > /dev/null

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