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Old 01-20-2021, 09:29 AM   #1
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Minimal browser for 32-bit AntiX


For an older i386 32-bit machine with 1GB of RAM, in .deb

Currently have Firefox but it's very slow.

could not install or run:
Palemoon, Falkon. Brave doesn't even have a 32 bit option. Chromium had some issues.
Downloaded Vivaldi but crashed upon install, about corrupt checksum.

Got Opera installed - impressively fast and nice but getting an error about certificate chain with every single web page, could not resolve it after an hour of looking at it. No way to turn off in options. So that's not an option.

Maybe midori or Iridium, do these have 32-bit?
 
Old 01-20-2021, 09:56 AM   #2
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What desktop environment?
These work well:
Code:
links
links2
lynx
w3m
https://antixlinux.com/category/releases/
For my oldest, I use sid e.g: https://antixlinux.com/antix-19-2-ba...sos-available/
(more works for me) I'm on Debian tho but either way if you don't like can "downgrade:" https://wiki.debian.org/SystemDowngrade

have fun!

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Old 01-20-2021, 09:57 AM   #3
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Midori definitely has a 32-bit version as it is in Debian Buster. Check the repo. Iridium devs provide only 64-bit binaries, but hey, it's open source: you can build a 32-bit version yourself.
 
Old 01-20-2021, 09:58 AM   #4
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I thought lynx was a text-based browser? At least at was at one point in the 90's.
 
Old 01-20-2021, 09:59 AM   #5
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Midori definitely has a 32-bit version as it is in Debian Buster. Check the repo. Iridium devs provide only 64-bit binaries, but hey, it's open source: you can build a 32-bit version yourself.
This is helpful, will try these next. I need something that verifybly works well on a 17 year old machine that's obsolete through and through. Upgraded from 256MB of RAM it came with to 1 GB.
A neighbor bought it new and it sat, NIB, unopened for 17 years. it came with Win XP that would hardly run, with swapping every second.
Swapped the 2032 lithim battery, installed AntiX and it has some life in it, makes a fabulous gift for a 10 year old who never had a computer.
I am not going to build my 32-bit version.

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Old 01-20-2021, 10:08 AM   #6
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I thought lynx was a text-based browser? At least at was at one point in the 90's.
Not sure about lynx, but links can run in both text and graphics mode if built to run that way. I find graphical links very nice and fast, but it's no use on sites that use a lot of javascript.
 
Old 01-20-2021, 10:28 AM   #7
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Thumbs up

My IBM T20( from a thrift store) has a text based netinst of sid, why that list popped to mind. Here is more on them:
https://www.tecmint.com/command-line...file-in-linux/

Lightweight desktops also work well on my old lap-weight, Ratpoison is my favorite.

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Old 01-20-2021, 12:56 PM   #8
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You probably need to install the non-sse2 Palemoon version.

http://repo.antixlinux.com/buster/po...emoon-nonsse2/
 
Old 01-20-2021, 01:00 PM   #9
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Thank you very much, will definitely try it tonight.
 
Old 01-20-2021, 01:48 PM   #10
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Duplicate of https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ne-4175688945/
 
Old 01-21-2021, 01:24 AM   #11
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Midori definitely has a 32-bit version

Tried to find it to no avail. Link?

as it is in Debian Buster.



Link here as well?


Check the repo. Iridium devs provide only 64-bit binaries, but hey, it's open source: you can build a 32-bit version yourself.
No luck thus far
 
Old 01-21-2021, 01:25 AM   #12
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Not sure about lynx, but links can run in both text and graphics mode if built to run that way. I find graphical links very nice and fast, but it's no use on sites that use a lot of javascript.
Link to download links? This would be very helpful, as these are not obvious and sometimes not easy at all to find, especially on a semi-functional computer.
 
Old 01-21-2021, 01:26 AM   #13
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You probably need to install the non-sse2 Palemoon version.

http://repo.antixlinux.com/buster/po...emoon-nonsse2/
Installed correctly and generating the very same Certificate Chain error as v12 I already have running. With every single web site and with no way to turn it off. What a dumb design. Too bad as it seems to run very fast otherwise.
 
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I reinstalled opera and it's a very browser but crashes constantly. Other ideas?
 
Old 01-21-2021, 01:57 AM   #15
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What* desktop or window manager are you running* may want to "shop" around?

a netinst built up on my T20 is best, Antix looks like they now call core.iso e.g: antiX-19.3_386-core.iso - 2020-10-14 13:25 457M

start small, only add what you need for best results.

IMHO: (opinions best when yours) there's distros built on Debian, and Debian, but I haven't distro hopped for many years so what do I know...

for me sid because I like a working pull out faucet sprayers to the sandbox, in my metaphorical kitchen
 
  


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