LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-18-2014, 04:52 PM   #76
j_v
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2011
Distribution: Slackware64, LFS, Crux
Posts: 207

Rep: Reputation: 31

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alien Bob View Post
You could try adding commandline parameters that disable the GPU rendering functions. Perhaps that makes Chromium behave better in VirtualBox. For instance, in the file "/etc/default/chromium" add these to the CHROMIUM_FLAGS variable:
Code:
--blacklist-accelerated-compositing --blacklist-webgl
The "--blacklist-accelerated-compositing" blacklists the GPU for accelerated compositing, and "--blacklist-webgl" blacklists the GPU for WebGL.

Eric
Thank you for these tips. Prompted me to search for a list. Very helpful.

Thank you very much for the chromium package. I find it a very stable build. I am grateful for the choice.

John
 
Old 02-19-2014, 01:32 AM   #77
dugan
Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: distro hopper
Posts: 5,000

Rep: Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alien Bob View Post
Code:
--blacklist-accelerated-compositing --blacklist-webgl
It was a good idea, but it didn't seem to make a difference. Chromium still locks up in VirtualBox.
 
Old 02-20-2014, 06:57 PM   #78
neymac
Member
 
Registered: May 2009
Distribution: Slackware64-14.0
Posts: 117

Rep: Reputation: 13
After update Google-chrome to the latest stable version 33.0.1750.117, the New Tab of this new version changed and it shows now a big google logo and a search option unnecessary and I don't know how get rid of it, as all the "recipes" I found didn't work for linux. Does anybody know how revert to the old New Tab layout?

Last edited by neymac; 02-20-2014 at 07:00 PM.
 
Old 02-21-2014, 02:26 AM   #79
jtsn
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2011
Location: Europe
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 908

Rep: Reputation: 446Reputation: 446Reputation: 446Reputation: 446Reputation: 446
double post deleted

Last edited by jtsn; 02-21-2014 at 02:28 AM.
 
Old 02-21-2014, 02:28 AM   #80
jtsn
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2011
Location: Europe
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 908

Rep: Reputation: 446Reputation: 446Reputation: 446Reputation: 446Reputation: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by neymac View Post
After update Google-chrome to the latest stable version 33.0.1750.117, the New Tab of this new version changed and it shows now a big google logo
Go to chrome://settings and change the search engine to something different than Google. http://ddg.gg/ is a good recommendation, because it doesn't track you.
 
Old 02-21-2014, 10:45 AM   #81
neymac
Member
 
Registered: May 2009
Distribution: Slackware64-14.0
Posts: 117

Rep: Reputation: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtsn View Post
Go to chrome://settings and change the search engine to something different than Google. http://ddg.gg/ is a good recommendation, because it doesn't track you.
Thanks, this solution I tried before, it works, but I need google as my standard search engine, I use a lot of their services (gmail, google maps, google drive, google etc). And I don't mind being "tracked", it's a price to pay nowadays. And the duckduck is too slow as search engine, and not so integrated to google-chrome as google search engine. When I want be "off track" I use Tor.
 
Old 02-21-2014, 11:03 AM   #82
neymac
Member
 
Registered: May 2009
Distribution: Slackware64-14.0
Posts: 117

Rep: Reputation: 13
I tried the extension Speed dial, it worked (removed the big logo and the annoying useless search option) but it messed up with the bookmarks bar (the bookmarks bar folder's options freeze). The solutions I've found recommend change the "chrome's flags" (using "about://flags" or "chrome://flags/"), but the options to change didn't appears to linux chrome. New suggestions are welcome.
 
Old 02-21-2014, 04:48 PM   #83
jtsn
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2011
Location: Europe
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 908

Rep: Reputation: 446Reputation: 446Reputation: 446Reputation: 446Reputation: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by neymac View Post
Thanks, this solution I tried before, it works, but I need google as my standard search engine, I use a lot of their services
Then everything is fine with the browser. You have to accept Google's branding if you want to use their services.
 
Old 02-22-2014, 01:33 PM   #84
neymac
Member
 
Registered: May 2009
Distribution: Slackware64-14.0
Posts: 117

Rep: Reputation: 13
@jtsn: Everything is fine with the browser, but this http://www.omgchrome.com/google-remo...tab-page-flag/
 
Old 02-26-2014, 04:26 AM   #85
notKlaatu
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2010
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 461

Rep: Reputation: 123Reputation: 123
I question whether it is "the most popular browser" because I really don't believe web stats. I, for instance, use Chromium at work but only because my Firefox session is full of work stuff, so chromium becomes my personal browser to check personal email and so on. It's not that I have a preference for it, but I figure it's better than using Opera, and I haven't got sudo permissions to install other alternatives.

Secondly, yeah, I don't get the appeal either. At home it's my troubleshooting browser (like if something doesn't work in Firefox, I double check in Chromium just to make sure it's them and not me at fault).
 
Old 03-19-2014, 06:36 AM   #86
s09
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2014
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 (MLED 32-bit)
Posts: 69

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
As Firefox ESR crashed several times (randomly) when it shouldn't, I gave chrome (on one machine) and alienbob's chromium (on another one) a try. Both feel faster and snappier than FF, and some extensions that I use appear better integrated and slightly more functional (compared to the same in FF).

That was to say that I am pleased, so far

BTW, I have noticed that alienbob's chromium build renders fonts considerably sharper than FF under the same conditions. Has anybody else noticed that?
 
Old 03-19-2014, 06:41 AM   #87
arsivci0
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2013
Location: Antalya
Distribution: Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 84

Rep: Reputation: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by s09 View Post
BTW, I have noticed that alienbob's chromium build renders fonts considerably sharper than FF under the same conditions. Has anybody else noticed that?
I think Chromium (don't know about Chrome) has a custom font (Ani) built-in. That might be the reason.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 11:43 AM   #88
dugan
Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: distro hopper
Posts: 5,000

Rep: Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558Reputation: 1558
Quote:
Originally Posted by s09 View Post
BTW, I have noticed that alienbob's chromium build renders fonts considerably sharper than FF under the same conditions. Has anybody else noticed that?
Doesn't Chromium have its own font renderer? Skia, I think?
 
Old 03-27-2014, 10:49 PM   #89
irgunII
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2012
Location: Directly above the center of the earth
Distribution: Slackware. There's something else?
Posts: 383

Rep: Reputation: 71
I just installed Alien Bob's chromium txz binary and the pepperflash and pdf plugins for it.

Tried to start it in a konsole and got this:

Code:
/usr/lib/chromium/chromium: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/chromium/chromium: undefined symbol: hb_icu_get_unicode_funcs
I've no idea what that means and no idea what to look for to install(?) for it.

Installed on a Slackware 14.1 32 bit system.

Any ideas? I *cannot* do the download thing of a GB, since I'm only on satellite and restricted to my bandwidth usage, to try and build it on my own system. Besides...I'm thinking that this error will make it not build anyway.
 
Old 03-28-2014, 11:52 AM   #90
Alien Bob
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 5,390

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by irgunII View Post
I just installed Alien Bob's chromium txz binary and the pepperflash and pdf plugins for it.

Tried to start it in a konsole and got this:

Code:
/usr/lib/chromium/chromium: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/chromium/chromium: undefined symbol: hb_icu_get_unicode_funcs
I've no idea what that means and no idea what to look for to install(?) for it.

Installed on a Slackware 14.1 32 bit system.

Any ideas? I *cannot* do the download thing of a GB, since I'm only on satellite and restricted to my bandwidth usage, to try and build it on my own system. Besides...I'm thinking that this error will make it not build anyway.
On a stock Slackware 14.1 system you should not be getting that error. Have you upgraded your harfbuzz or icu4c packages?

Eric
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
chromium os and chromium daily build Gnimmelf Linux - Newbie 0 03-15-2011 03:36 PM
LXer: Google Chrome/Chromium crashy Flash problems (and a solution for Chromium in Linux) LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 03-06-2011 04:40 AM
LXer: Running The Chromium Browser On Ubuntu 8.04 With CrossOver Chromium LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 10-09-2008 05:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration