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NetFlix testers required for CHROMIUM (NOT Chrome)...
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016, 17:45    Post subject:  NetFlix testers required for CHROMIUM (NOT Chrome)...
Subject description: Anybody willing to help out, please?
 

Evening, everybody.

Due to some fortuitous posting in peebee's 'Chromium SFS' thread by trikly, one of our 'quieter' members, here:-

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=897008#897008

...and here:-

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=897125#897125

... some research by myself, and some digging around by peebee, it may soon be possible to enable viewing NetFlix with Chromium, instead of having to install Google's Chrome in order to do so.

Neither peebee nor myself have a NetFlix account. I don't think either of us wishes to part with hard-earned dosh, simply to test a scheme that may not work anyway! So, what's really needed are some Forum members who do watch NetFlix and similar services on a regular basis, and who would be prepared to do some testing for us. Smile

It will involve three things:-

1) Installing one of peebee's recent Chromium SFS packages (for testing purposes) from the thread in 'Browsers & Internet'; it would be helpful if both 32-bit and 64-bit versions can be tested.

2) Swapping a few modules around, which will be provided anyway; peebee's given a link to his source for these particular modules, and I'm going to provide some for testing a slightly older version. Instructions for this will be fairly simple; there's nothing major involved.

3) Going into 'chrome://flags' and enabling a couple of options, and then.....

.....giving NetFlix a whirl, and reporting back on the outcome, please. Thanks!

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Although I don't use it myself, I know a lot of Forum members do watch NetFlix. I also know a lot of 'Puppians' dislike all the Google 'nosy' crap that's part & parcel of Chrome by default. Chromium, of course, is missing much of this (yay!), so.....if this experiment is successful, I'm hopeful peebee may be able to offer a 'NetFlix-ready' Chromium in the near future.

Can we have some volunteers, please.....? Smile If anybody's interested in helping with this, I'll be starting a new thread for it in the 'Browsers & Internet' sub-forum.


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dancytron

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016, 18:03    Post subject:  

I'll give it a shot. Might take a couple of days until I have time.

Netflix has a free trial though you can use for testing.
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016, 18:19    Post subject:  

I'm in as long as chromium works in Fatdog64-702.
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016, 18:42    Post subject:  

Hi guys. Thanks for volunteering.

@dancytron:-

Thanks for the info about the free trial. That's one thing I didn't know about...cheers for that. It'll be a couple of days before I get this all organised, anyway.

@smokey01:-

Welcome, welcome. Hm. TBH, I'm not sure whether the SFS packages do work in FatDOG.....never used it myself. D'you use any SFS packages with it currently?

Actually, peebee does offer a .pet converter in the later posts in the thread, since he only produces his Chromium packages as an SFS. That might work out better for you. I've used it myself to convert one of the older versions of Chromium to a .pet, and it's worked flawlessly.

If you don't have any joy with them, perhaps see if jamesbond or kirk have got any ideas. Should be able to sort something out.

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As far as testing goes, I'm going to wait and see if we get any other volunteers (obviously, the more, the better!), but I'll post the 'testing' thread within the next 48 hrs at most. It'll be in the 'Browsers & Internet' sub-forum. Shan't keep you waiting too long.

Thanks for your interest. Cheers.


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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016, 19:19    Post subject:  

I'll give it a go. Very Happy

My present understanding is that the CHROMIUM SFS is not yet available.
Right?
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016, 19:40    Post subject:  

Hey, Sylvander.

Umm; you've lost me... peebee's Chromium SFS packages have been available for quite some time now, in the 'Browsers and Internet' sub-forum. peebee updates them, on average, every 5-6 weeks, in line with the Chromium Project's release schedule. See here:-

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=81351

In fact, peebee only produces his packages in the SFS format. For anybody wanting them as a .pet, he provides a PET converter in most of the later posts.

Does that help to clarify matters? Smile


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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016, 21:14    Post subject:  

OK...
1. I downloaded using the links in THIS POST...
32bit sfs:
chromium_49.0.2623.108+pepper_21.0.0.197_lx.sfs
And...
64bit sfs:
chromium64_49.0.2623.108+pepper_21.0.0.197_lx.sfs

2. Will now try them.
a. 32-bit Chromium within Slacko-5.7.0-pae:
a1. Won't run using the "Menu->Internet->Chromium" entry.
a2. Using the chromium command at a Console command prompt, I get:
Code:
# chromium
/usr/lib/chromium/chromium: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.18' not found (required by /usr/lib/chromium/chromium)
#

Where to get the missing dependencies?
What should I install?
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016, 21:51    Post subject:  

O-kay.

You're running 570, with k.3.10.32, sooo..... Have you ever run Chromium on there before? If not, it's one of two things. Either you need libgconf2 and libgnomekeyring (and possibly libevent), or.....it's more likely that 570 is too old to run the up-to-date versions of Chromium, 'cos of the glibc library just being too old to support it. See peebee's explanation here:-

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=893012#893012

There's a patch you can apply to get it running, but sand-boxing is completely turned off. Just follow the links.

I had exactly the same problem with 570 last year; I found that the newest Chromium it would run (even with libgconf and libgnomekeyring) was 37. Yet it'll happily run Chrome 48!

You can get libgconf and libgnomekeyring from here:-

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=86501

You'll find them at the bottom of the first post.


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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016, 22:18    Post subject:  

Installed:
libgconf2-4.1.5-s14.pet
libgnome-keyring-3.4.1-s14.0.pet
...Using the link to the post offering them, that you provided.

They made no difference.
Still getting the same warning of failure when using the chromium command.

I'll try a more modern Puppy [I have some on Flash Drives] tomorrow morning.
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016, 23:17    Post subject:  

They generally offer a free first month just cancel before end of 29 days. However since I remaster fatdog64 with chrome and use it without save backs the tracking should be minimal. Also what works for AmazonFree also works for Netflix.
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Apr 2016, 01:05    Post subject:  

Sylvander wrote:
Code:
# chromium
/usr/lib/chromium/chromium: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.18' not found (required by /usr/lib/chromium/chromium)
#
You need a newer version of libstdc++ ... update your gcc package.
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Apr 2016, 06:19    Post subject:  

Hi, everyone.

Right then. For anybody who's still interested, the test schedule will be found here:-

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=897301#897301

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Apr 2016, 06:34    Post subject:  

technosaurus wrote:
...update your gcc package.

If I search the PPM, it finds gcc-4.2.2-1, BUT...
I have gcc-4.7.1 already installed.
Which version would I need, and where to get it?
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Apr 2016, 08:55    Post subject:  

It worked for me without issue.

I am using Chromium Version 48.0.2564.97 in Tahr Pup and downloaded the widevine modules from a post by Peebee on the chromium thread here:

http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/chromium-widevine-plugin/pkg/14.1/

Installed the txz packages, restarted Chromium, started watching Fresh Prince of Bel Air.. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Apr 2016, 10:51    Post subject:  

p310don wrote:
It worked for me without issue.

I am using Chromium Version 48.0.2564.97 in Tahr Pup and downloaded the widevine modules from a post by Peebee on the chromium thread here:

http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/chromium-widevine-plugin/pkg/14.1/

Installed the txz packages, restarted Chromium, started watching Fresh Prince of Bel Air.. Smile


Excellent..! Thanks ever so much, Don. That's great news. Just one thing, though; could you post your result in the 'testing' thread, in 'Browsers & Internet'? I'd like to try and keep what results we get in one place... Smile

One other point; is this 32-bit Tahrpup, or Tahrpup64?

Much appreciated.


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