Chromium now usable with a patch
#1
Progress is ongoing.  Chromium is this >< close to working.  You can either wait for the devels to finish it up the right way or do this one weird trick today.  (Edge channel only?)

Create /etc/chromium/local.conf and put one line in it:

Code:
unset GDK_BACKEND
Handy for sites that Firefox barfs on.

Update 21-02-22:  Chromium package updated and has new breakage.  The above will still launch Chromium from a command line but the launcher icon is now broken.  Edit /usr/share/applications/chromium.desktop and modify the Exec line to remove the --use-gl=desktop switch.

Update 21-02-27: Instead of removing the --use-gl switch entirely you can enable egl instead of desktop full opengl mode with --use-gl=egl.  You will get a lot of diagnostic output reporting gl issues but it does seems to run, youtube plays video, etc.
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#2
Good news that Chromium is usable on PostmarketOS. We have now LibreOffice installed on PostmarkedOS, but did not manage yet to find a HDMI out solution. Chromium should be able to mirror the PinePhone screen with a Chromecast stick. An easier installation of Chromium would be highly desirable.
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#3
Installation of Chromium:

"Install chromium package from alpine. The armv7 package is not available anymore (another solution for this architecture is to compile Chromium or use an alternate web browser":

https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Chrom...stallation

So how do we install Chromium on a PinePhone with PostmarkedOS?
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(06-13-2022, 11:55 AM)Peter Gamma Wrote: Installation of Chromium:

"Install chromium package from alpine. The armv7 package is not available anymore (another solution for this architecture is to compile Chromium or use an alternate web browser":

https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Chrom...stallation

So how do we install Chromium on a PinePhone with PostmarkedOS?

Hello Peter!

I am seeing that you have some problems with your Pinephone.
My kindly advice is that please understand that there are lot of things that require quite tinkering.
Community will help but there are certainly a lot of things that are most easily found by searching the internet

If your HDMI out does not work please see this:
https://xnux.eu/devices/feature/anx7688.html
In my experience, I would say that most USB C to HDMI docks (which support DP-ALT MODE) are likely to work.

If you want to use Chromium on PMOS and want it to be easy please see this:
https://flatpak.org/setup/Alpine
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#5
Pinephone is aarch64 not armv7.
https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/package/edg...4/chromium
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#6
Thank you both for your answers.

I did already an intensive internet search about these topics, and was at the end of this project, since all solutions looked time consuming.


With your information, it becomes much easier.
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