[Testing] X11(simple desktop) + Chromium(web browser) in a simple installer for Stretch


#122

I have a question I installed VNCServer using this link

[[HowTo] Install a vnc server on the Raspberry pi]
([HowTo] Install a vnc server on the Raspberry pi)

Works great so would I need to install another window manager or can I use the one installed to support VCNServer?
or am I wrong and he VNC_server isn’t using xwindows at all?

Second question
If VNCServer uses a Xwindow manager and you can use the xwindow items that support it is it possible to switch between Kodi and chromium using virtual windows or something similar to alt-tab?


#123

in order to get the vnc-server to work with your xxwindows installation remove medicenter service as required in the service file, then vncserver wont close when kodi does:

[Unit]
Description=VNC Server
After=network-online.target
Requires=network-online.target

Second question, as I see it there is no way of alt-tabing between kodi and Xwindows right now. I tried running Kodi from within X but Kodi wont let me alt-tab out of it.


#124

Hi All,

sorry if I am going out of topic, but recently was been released a very minimalist browser which works through electron:

https://minbrowser.github.io/min/

I have no idea if the PI’s or Vero can handle such kind of application but its minimal approach fits well for a mediacenter.


#125

What happens if you press \?


#126

not a thing :frowning:


#127

Pi doesn’t support Direct Rendering Management (currently), so you can’t run Kodi as a full screen X11 app.

I have disabled \.


#128

That explains why =), good thing too, if you got a media-centered OS I think you shouldn’t run the mediaplayer in X anyway.


#129

It depends on the platform.


#130

i want to install difrent apps like firefox on x11 is it possible and how can i do ??


#131

This is how to install firefox:

sudo apt-get install firefox-esr

It’s possible to install most X applications that’s in Debian jessie repository. Keep in mind, the limitations of Pi2/Pi3 like memory.


#132

u r the best coder on this forum may be u can help me…
my osmc on
jdownloader
transmission
x11
is still installed.

i want to open jlnp files over x11 i cant do that on search in internet i found some documents but i cant doit
iceviesel and icedtea plugin on raspiban

can i use it on your script to open JLNP file


#133

Lol, I’m not a coder at all, just a script mechanic. About JNLP files, after googleing some, I dont think it’s gonna be an easy task, if even possible. Found this when searching:

No webstart or plugin available for the ARM

This is beyond my knowledge, so I don’t think I can help you, sorry.


#134

:slight_smile: here is my guide :slight_smile:

OSMC + X11 + Firefox + Javaplugin…

First install osmc (İts important very :slight_smile: )
use Joakin x11 install script…

Firefox and Java install…

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk
sudo apt-get install iceweasel
sudo apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin

sudo su

cd /etc/firefox-esr
mkdir plugins
cd plugins
ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-armhf/jre/lib/IcedTeaPlugin.so .

reboot

open X11 and use your java apps :slight_smile:

:slight_smile:


#135

Glad it was that easy, enjoy.


#136

Sorry if this is a silly question, but does Netflix work through Chromium?
Thank you!!


#137

Short answer is: No


#138

Hi @joakim_s

I’ve Openvpn working on kodi osmc but when i go into x11 desktop openvpn stops. I have to start openvpn from command line then it works in x11.

I was trying to edit x_init.sh to call openvpn but doesn’t seem to wwork. Maybe i’m putting it in wrong place. Tried increasing sleep time also.

Thanks for any info.

#!/bin/bash
sleep 2
sudo fbi -T 7 -d /dev/fb0 --noverbose /home/osmc/Pictures/Desktop/lxdewallpaper.jpg &
 
sudo openvpn ~/OpenVPNConfig/UKSouthampton.ovpn

sleep 3
sudo su osmc -c "startx"
sudo openvt -c 7 -s -f clear
sudo systemctl start mediacenter
exit

#139

If you rum it after startx it wont run untill you close x11. The main question is does it stop because kodi closes or is it x starting?


#140

I’m not sure which is there way to tell?

Can openvpn be started from a script someway when it detects x11 is open?


#141

Was thinking the same, but I’m mobile right now.