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TL;DR: Iceweasel was rebranded back to Firefox in Feb '16. You can no longer install Iceweasel. Background Info Firefox is open source. This means that anyone can freely distribute and modify the source code. However, the laws surrounding the trademark 'Firefox' and the Firefox logo are slightly different. The trademark and logo may only be used with ...


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It's a combination of the Raspberry Pi's fairly weak ARM11 CPU and the unaccelerated X server. Since it's not accelerated by the GPU, the CPU has to do all the rendering; on something like the ARM11 core in the Pi, this puts a lot of extra strain on an already weak CPU. Anecdotally, while watching htop while Midori on the Pi loads a heavy website like ...


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This is already the correct answer IMO, and what I am suggesting will not probably not make much difference, but it might be useful to know. If all you want to do is run the browser, you don't have to run a desktop environment as well. Create a file which looks like this as $HOME/.xinitrc: #!/bin/sh midori If .xinitrc already exists, move it temporarily ...


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This is not a direct answer to your problem, but it is a suggestion based on the context. I am trying to setup a "kiosk mode" box. I have successfully done this with midori, but midori does not support html5. Chromium (a fork of chrome) is available for the pi, supports HTML 5, and although it is undocumented, has a --kiosk mode. I tested this on the ...


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It doesn't look like there's a way to do it directly, but the xte tool can be used to simulate a key press. epiphany-browser http://www.playr.biz/23612/15122 sleep 2s # give it time to start echo key F11 | xte # simulate pressing the full screen key


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You could do this via the /etc/hosts file, however, this method can be easily over-ridden with the right knowledge and file access. Beyond the /etc/hosts file, there are two methods that I know of, both using Proxys. These answers were originally for Ubuntu, but they should work just the same on Raspbian (or possibly with a bit of modification,) as both ...


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The basic issue is to circumvent any window manager, etc., that runs by default after you start X. If you use a display manager (this provides a graphical login screen) you should be able to do keep using it. In any case, create a file in your home directory called .Xclients (with the leading dot) that looks like this: #!/bin/sh lxterminal I'm using ...


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After finding out that Chromium is stuck at version 22 (current version is 31) I decided to switch to Firefox ie Iceweasel browser on Raspbian because it is kept updated.


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Disclaimer: The following describes using of experimental features with dubious effects. Make sure to test for introduced regressions and actual performance gains. You could try some of Google Chrome's / Chromium's flags under under chrome://flags to improve the (apparent) browsing performance. There is an article explaining some of the flags relevant to ...


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Have you tried launching Chromium using the --kiosk parameter as described in the first answer of this AskUbuntu post? https://askubuntu.com/questions/358898/how-to-launch-google-chrome-chromium-application-shortcut-in-fullscreen-kiosk-mo


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Yes, it is possible, I started this project some time ago but I had to stop because of insufficient time. This is the best result I could get (1080p): https://youtu.be/fVM1GRDhXGw. It is based on this open library: https://github.com/carlonluca/pi. Some more info here. The demo uses that library with WebKit1 in QtWebKit, all running without X11. It ...


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The RPi's architecture and speed is getting better with each new release. If you look at the spec page for the new processor, it specifically mentions higher performance with Javascript and web browsing. It certainly won't rival the x86 in your desktop/laptop, and we can't yet say if it's a thing of the past. Time will tell. Currently, Epiphany is the ...


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As of April 2018, Raspberry Pi 3 has experimental support for OpenGL X Servers. After enabling it in raspi-config and upping the allocated GPU memory, I found pages to be significantly more responsive. You'll find the GPU option under Advanced Options (#8) labelled as GL Driver. In there choose GL Full KMS. After selecting that, in the Advanced Options menu,...


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While still broken on standard Raspbian, Firefox 57 works on the Pi 3 with a 64-bit OS. I'm using this procedure to install: 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 ...


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Yes, there are official updates to this issue. Eben Upton has said that there won't be any 64 bit Raspbian yet, because they want to maintain backwards compatibility with older systems and do not have the resources to maintain a 32 bit OS and a 64 bit OS. However, there are other alternative operating systems that are compiled for arm64 on the Raspberry Pi, ...


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Here's an example of a digital picture frame using epiphany kiosk style: http://simplyautomationized.blogspot.com/2015/04/rpicframe-html5-kiosk-style-picture.html You will need a window manager opened before launching. matchbox-window-manager is light weight The -a in the CLI will load it in kiosk mode: sudo -u pi epiphany-browser -a --profile ~/.config ...


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Chromium is working fine and get reasonable performance on my Raspberry Pi. Better than Midori. sudo apt-get install chromium


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... is it safe to remove this line and expect epiphany to still be installed/updated ... Yes. Since Epiphany has been officially released for the first time, it is now in the official repositories and so any future updates will be served from there. If you remove the Collabora line it just means that apt-get won't look there for updates; the software ...


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Unoffical Chromium port isn't avaliable for the Raspberry Pi. And author wrote about it: There will be NO RPi build. please dont ask me to do it.


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If you want realtime html5 audio on the receiver side, I would definitely recommend a streaming audio solution. CPU, network and memory load is probably much less compared with the solution you described. Icecast in combination with Jack for streaming audio seems a good solution at first sight. Icecast is well documented and works fine for audio output. ...


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According to this blog http://blogs.skype.com/2014/11/14/please-welcome-skype-for-web-beta/ It is limited to Windows and MAC with specific browsers. Even then a plugin is required. https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12316/what-is-the-skype-web-plugin-and-how-do-i-install-it And it goes on to say "The Skype web plugin is not supported on Windows RT, Linux ...


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to hide all output while booting you can boot "silent". this means all output will be redirected to tty3. edit /boot/cmdline.txt !! every thing need to be in one line!! dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=serial0,115200 console=tty3 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline fsck.repair=yes rootwait quiet vt.global_cursor_default=0 logo.nologo ...


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As you can see from the comparison below, the main differences you need to worry about is the ram, and the number of cores. Depending on the data you are trying to scrape, you don't need a browser. The curl command can return text data from a web site. Time is really going to be the big issue. If the process normally takes lets say one minute on your pi3 ...


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In this review, RPi 4 was able to play a 1080p30 Youtube video smoothly, but not 1080p60. There was observable screen tearing, but I'd expect the situation to improve in this regard as Raspbian is polished for RPi 4 support. Note that there's also a method to offload the video playback from the browser to an external video player, which sometimes was the ...


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uzbl browser (as of Sep 2013) may not have fullscreen mode but found one way using openbox (version 3.5.0) configuration: Edit '~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml' file so that its 'applications' section to have <application name="uzbl*"> <fullscreen>yes</fullscreen> </application> Then openbox --reconfigure. Now uzbl ...


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You can literally run a VNC server on your RPi, view it in a browser, and set it to be read only :) First, see http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/vnc/ for instructions on installing VNC on your RPi. I haven't done it, but it seems pretty straight forward. Second, you can set it in read-only mode. See https://superuser.com/questions/...


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Assuming you are on Raspbian, you can do: sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get install midori this will install the latest version available from the repo.


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It seems the best YouTube Pi experience is accomplished with the Epiphany browser. The start button is ever present, but on Pi2 I have experienced most youtube videos to play well except music videos. If the video will play, the play button will stop blinking within 30 seconds, right clicking, then reload will work, after another video selection has been ...


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Kodi (kodi-standalone) plays YT movies well.


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