Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


ToPGuNZ

279 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

#154713 5-Nov-2014 10:47
Send private message

Hello,

I have purchased a Raspberry Pi with XBMC on OpenElec pre-installed.

I would really like to add a web browser and have seen one called Epiphany on the Raspberry Pi website which looks very good. How do it install this? I tried to get Chromium installed, downloaded the zip file and added it but nothing happens when I click on the icon so I am looking for another option.

Thanks.

Create new topic
michaelmurfy
/dev/null
9637 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1169187 5-Nov-2014 12:15
Send private message
farcus
1152 posts

Uber Geek


  #1169224 5-Nov-2014 13:04
Send private message

michaelmurfy: Solution: http://www.raspbmc.com/


Has a web browser however you need to reboot into it.


It's actually been removed in the latest update (Oct 2014) because it causes too many problems and doesn't work very well.

 
 
 
 


farcus
1152 posts

Uber Geek


  #1169228 5-Nov-2014 13:13
Send private message

ToPGuNZ: Hello,

I have purchased a Raspberry Pi with XBMC on OpenElec pre-installed.

I would really like to add a web browser and have seen one called Epiphany on the Raspberry Pi website which looks very good. How do it install this? I tried to get Chromium installed, downloaded the zip file and added it but nothing happens when I click on the icon so I am looking for another option.

Thanks.


Chromium wont work in openELEC on the raspberry Pi

http://openelec.tv/forum/chromium-browser/69999-chromium-browser-added-to-unofficial-repository

The problem with openELEC on the raspberry pi is that it doesn't include a fully fledged operating system (like raspbmc). It just has the bare mimimum to get xbmc to run - which is why it is such a small download when compared with raspbmc

ToPGuNZ

279 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1169235 5-Nov-2014 13:30
Send private message

farcus:
ToPGuNZ: Hello,

I have purchased a Raspberry Pi with XBMC on OpenElec pre-installed.

I would really like to add a web browser and have seen one called Epiphany on the Raspberry Pi website which looks very good. How do it install this? I tried to get Chromium installed, downloaded the zip file and added it but nothing happens when I click on the icon so I am looking for another option.

Thanks.


Chromium wont work in openELEC on the raspberry Pi

http://openelec.tv/forum/chromium-browser/69999-chromium-browser-added-to-unofficial-repository

The problem with openELEC on the raspberry pi is that it doesn't include a fully fledged operating system (like raspbmc). It just has the bare mimimum to get xbmc to run - which is why it is such a small download when compared with raspbmc


Thanks Farcus. That answers the question very well. Looks like next option is to try Raspbian as that includes the Epiphany browser. I will do some more reading.

Create new topic





News »

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.