Restarting with my Raspberry Pi

I have not used my Raspberry Pi 3 for a while but found a good microSD card to use for it today and will be restarting my use of it.

Expect tutorials, Linux distro recommendations, and tips and advice to be posted on here about the Raspberry Pi. At some point, I may buy a Pi 4, but I’ll have to see how I get on with my Pi 3 first and how easily it is to get back to using the Pi after not using it for months (If I buy a Pi 4, it’ll be the 4GB RAM version).

I’m planning on building a script that will allow for easy creation of Debian ports for the Pi in armel architecture (All Pi models, but slow due to not targeting the hard float Pi architecture), armhf architecture (Pi 2 and later excluding Pi Zero, 32-bit mode), and arm64 architecture (Pi 3 and later excluding Pi Zero W, 64-bit mode). Hopefully the experimental OpenGL driver (Pi 2+ only) will improve performance on more resource heavy desktop environments (KDE and GNOME 3), but I reckon GNOME 3 won’t be usable on any Pi except the Pi 4 and even on the Pi 4, only the 4GB RAM variant.

As for Chromium ARM, I may give it another go considering RPF Chromium is lagging three versions behind of the current stable release, however the support is definitely better than it used to be. I remember when Chromium was at version 60 or something and RPF Chromium was still on 51. However using Ubuntu packages in Raspbian or Debian can cause lots of dependency errors. You used to be able to get away with it because most of Ubuntu Chromium’s dependencies were already fulfilled in Raspbian back then, but it isn’t as simple now. Chances are if I restart Chromium ARM I’ll be using the Debian variant instead as Debian is more compatible with Raspbian than Ubuntu is. However, nothing’s confirmed yet.

I hope you’re all excited for the upcoming Raspberry Pi posts.

Enjoy!

-Chas 😎

One lovely blog award – who are my favourite bloggers?

This challenge has spread across the internet like fire (I didn’t create this challenge) so I have decided to do one. Basically, I have to tell you 7 things about my character. And up to 15 bloggers I enjoy. I have over 40 followers, but as there are limits (a few don’t have blogs) and you can only do up to 15. I am sorry if I do not include you!

So, here are the 7 things about me!

1. I think about my web browser project, ECG SeaSurf , for a lot of my time. I love it because the world wide web is a big place, and making software that allows people to browse such a great thing makes me feel special.

2. I do not try to block the spotlight from other developers as I love seeing what others have produced too, and I love getting inspired.

3. I love playing video games because they are extremely fun, and it feels like I am in the game (no VR here!). They also take stress away.

4. I love writing stories, to entertain people. I am writing a story called Sir Wolf’s Castle, about Minecraft wolves and a villan called Sir Bum-Smacker.

5. I love looking at over blogs and leaving feedback and liking posts because I don’t want to look selfish.

6. I love ketchup. It is an awesome sauce.

7. There are lots of other things I love but don’t blog about: Star Wars and Legends of Chima, for example.

Now, here are my favourite bloggers: I DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR LINK CONTENT CHANGING

1. Codeinfig:

An author of a coding language called Fig, a coding enthusiast, and much more. Check out his blog at codeinfig.wordpress.com!

2. Jacque:

If you want to go beyond my app-making service (I would recommend trying it first and requesting a removal if you don’t like it), then Jacque is the person for you. He can even get your app published to the Play Store (I didn’t ask for an app because I can make one myself).

Check out his blog at themarvelousmind.com

3.  ARJ

If you want a guide to coding and you want to be a pro, then ARJ’s blog “A bit of everything – copy” is the place for you. He has another blog, pythongr.wordpress.com, which is worth checking out too.

Find his main blog at abdurrahmaanjanhangeer.wordpress.com

4. Daniel He hetianding

A Minecraft enthusiast, this blogger creates maps and then publishes them.

Find his blog at worldofmanyworlds.wordpress.com.

5. LZH

A real tech enthusiast, admin of a website called TechCentral which contains everything tech.

Leave a comment or like at limzhenghong.wordpress.com

6. AntonioWestley

A master blogger, who loves posting about sites he recommends.

Check out his active site at alltheeabove.wordpress.com.

Check out his inactive site at antoniowestley.wordpress.com

7. antepher

A real ESP8266 and Arduino enthusiast, as well as Python Expert, antepher maintains a blog called techtutorialsx.

Like and comment on his blog at techtutorialsx.wordpress.com!

8. Paul Sinha

One of my first followers, Paul Sinha appears on the Chase and is really funny.

Check out his blog at sinhaha.com

9. Old and New Reviews

Reviewing and playing video games, I enjoy reading this blog.

Follow the blog at oldandnewreviews.com!

10. Is there any blog you recommend?

I can’t think of a tenth, but I want to reach 10, so if you recommend a blog, plz leave  a comment.

PS: The rules (I have forgotten the URL to the original creator’s blog) also mention that you should post about being chosen. So, thank you codeinfig for choosing me! SO, remember that!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

 

 

 

Chromium 54?

On an older post I commented to tell you I expected a Chromium 54 in Ubuntu Repositories in the next few weeks. Those few weeks have gone so fast! I checked the Ubuntu Repository and I couldn’t find a 54. Time is running out! Soon Google will release a Chrome 55 and Chromium won’t even be at 54 yet! I hope a latest Chromium comes out soon!

All “Install Chromium on Raspberry Pi” posts are now obsolete!

Hi guys!

In the past, I have made a lot of “How to install Chromium on Raspberry Pi” posts. Now these posts are considered obsolete because a Chromium for ARMv7 and ARMv8 installer is found at https://coolchasgamer.wordpress.com/chromium-arm.

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Chromium 53 on a Raspberry Pi 3

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

Chromium 53 on Raspbian Jessie (updated)

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Hi guys.When I showed you how to install Chromium 53 on Raspbian Jessie in an older post, it lead to dependency errors. I COMPLETELY didn’t notice this. So here is the tutorial, tested with Raspbian Jessie October 2016 release.

THIS WILL ONLY WORK ON A PI 2 OR PI 3!

TESTED WITH RASPBIAN JESSIE OCTOBER 2016 RELEASE. MAY WORK ON OLDER VERSIONS BUT NOT GUARANTEED TO WORK. IF YOU ARE USING AN OLDER VERSION OF RASPBIAN AND HAVE ISSUES WITH THIS PLZ COMMENT TO TELL ME YOUR ISSUE. I WILL TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO FIX IT AND REPLY BACK TO YOUR COMMENT.

First, start up your Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 and open up the terminal. Then type:

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_armhf.deb

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-browser-l10n_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_all.deb

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-browser_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_armhf.deb

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/libg/libgcrypt11/libgcrypt11_1.5.0-3_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i libgcrypt11_1.5.0-3_armhf.deb

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/p/pciutils/libpci3_3.2.1-1ubuntu5.1_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i libpci3_3.2.1-1ubuntu5.1_armhf.deb

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/s/speech-dispatcher/libspeechd2_0.8.5-0ubuntu2_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i libspeechd2_0.8.5-0ubuntu2_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i chromium-browser-l10n_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_all.deb chromium-browser_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_armhf.deb

rm -R .cache/chromium

rm -R .config/chromium

sudo mv /usr/bin/x-www-browser /usr/bin/x-www-browser.bak

sudo mv /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser.bak

sudo cp /usr/bin/chromium-browser /usr/bin/x-www-browser

sudo cp /usr/bin/chromium-browser /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser

Launch Chromium using Menu/Applications/Internet/Chromium Web Browser

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

How to install Chromium on Raspbian Wheezy

WARNING: CHROMIUM FOR RASPBIAN WHEEZY IS AT VERSION 22 AND THE CURRENT VERSION OF CHROMIUM IS v53. USE CHROMIUM ON RASPBIAN WHEEZY AT YOUR OWN RISK

NOTE: CHROMIUM ON WHEEZY IS SLOW.

First, boot up your Raspberry Pi. Then click on LXTerminal.

Type sudo apt-get update.

Then, to install Chromium v22, type sudo apt-get install chromium.

Then click the LXDE icon in the taskbar (called panel on Linux) and then click Internet. Then click Chromium Web Browser and Chromium should launch.

CHROMIUM v22 IS OUT OF DATE AND DESPITE HAVING ‘APPLICATION MENU’ IF YOU CLICK ON CHROME WEB STORE YOU WILL GET YOUR CHROME VERSION IS NOT SUPPORTED BY CHROME WEB STORE.

HTML5 support is very low, around 300 out of 555 points.

NO YOUTUBE SUPPORT IN v22. 

Enjoy browsing the Internet!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

Chromium for Raspberry Pi – Youtube support

In the past, when I tried to watch Youtube videos in Chromium, the videos constantly froze. However, by installing the H264ify extenstion, this gets fixed. It also fixes freezing while watching videos on other sites.

Enjoy video watching in Chromium!

Epic Chas Gamer 🙂

PS: If videos freeze on Chrome (not Chromium) the H264ify extenstion will still work.

 

Chrome Web Store in Chromium

On Chromium 52 on my Raspberry Pi 3, I saw something new: The Chrome Web Store. I have never used the web store and you don’t have to sign up/in to it. I Downloaded The WordPress.com Chrome app and The h264ify extension.

The Web Store is avaliable for Windows, Mac and Linux, running Chrome or Chromium. It is not currently avaliable for Android and iOS, though.

Have fun!

Epic Chas Gamer 🙂