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 on: April 10, 2016, 04:28:04 pm 
Started by askfor - Last post by roarde
Google has reasoned that 32-bit users need even more challenge: They have stopped offering 32-bit versions of Chrome. Some streaming sites have Chrome as their only possible access method for viewing movies using Linux. Can it be done otherwise? Yes. Customize chromium until it, too, fails. Who would have time to watch a movie?

Is there anyone out there who actually wants me to look at their content?

 on: April 10, 2016, 02:54:12 pm 
Started by askfor - Last post by sledgehammer

I can't find YouTube all html5 in chrome. Only in firefox.  Any thoughts on how to get it are appreciated.  I prefer using Chrome

Version 48.0.2564.97 (64-bit) but might ought to switch to firefox.

 on: April 10, 2016, 02:30:37 pm 
Started by askfor - Last post by macondo
this is what i installed in my box #2 freebsd 10.3, with FF45 works ok.

 on: April 10, 2016, 02:01:35 pm 
Started by wigums - Last post by wigums

 on: April 10, 2016, 12:28:12 pm 
Started by askfor - Last post by wigums
does setting this to false in ff help nightflier?

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 on: April 10, 2016, 09:26:35 am 
Started by askfor - Last post by nightflier
Pardon me if this could be viewed as hijacking the thread, but since it is labeled "rant"...

My issue is the opposite. I want no video or animations in Firefox. I realize that ads pay for much of the content on the Internet, and I do not mind non-invasive advertising. However, autoplay crosses the line. Few things are more annoying than webpages shoving loud, obnoxious and bandwidth gobbling videos into your browser, especially if it is in a non-active tab.

At least in the "good old days", flash was the devil you knew, and using flashblock left you with a quiet browsing experience without blocking all ads. Lately, I have not been able to make it so. Even with all kinds of tweaks, there are autoplay video ads.

I use the Yahoo News page: for testing. Not because I want to read it, but because it seems to be one of the most persistently annoying sites out there. I install addons which are supposed to control it, but it seems to adapt to whatever you throw at it. It may be quiet the first visit after installing a new extension, but it soon figures out how to penetrate your defense.

The only thing that seems to work is the nuclear option: a full blown adblocker. I would prefer to not go that far. If anyone have recommendations for FF modifications to achieve relative peace without going underground, please share.

 on: April 09, 2016, 01:00:17 pm 
Started by askfor - Last post by roarde
It would be informative for users of other OSen to track the version number changes in the Linux NPAPI ("our") plugin. Here, The Unholy Vendor cannot claim "new features" or a "better experience". There is no further development for this interface, per se, just bugfixes and required security updates. And look at how very often it changes. Buggy and very insecure. We are not only at risk, we've been had several times over. That fact is becoming better published to the world at large, but should be more emphasized among the userbase of popular streaming services.

And bear in mind that PPAPI ("Chrome") and every other interface will be getting these changes, and more. And they're not done just for fun.

 on: April 09, 2016, 12:28:29 pm 
Started by askfor - Last post by roarde
FWIW, in most cases the BSD's are either emulating Linux and using those tools, or using Wine. So you can stop "supposing" -- it's even more indirect and harder on a BSD.

What this implies is that so long as the film distributors' current business model lasts, it's impossible to create any new operating systems and have them adopted unless you're Google. Not even Apple could do an entirely new one without this being changed.

While we all rant about this, myself included, we should keep grepping the Fortune 500 list for "Nina Paley". What we'll get for this effort is a current drain, some exercise of the hardware, and a return code of "not found". So what's your (my) plan?

 on: April 09, 2016, 11:50:02 am 
Started by Assaf-h - Last post by roarde
@M0E-lnx: Thanks! I don't have the equipment to test this properly when that time comes, but I do have a more-than-usual interest in it.

We'll try to keep your TUI boot working while testing just how to do this with the GUI boot, but from here on, you should be prepared to boot from a different medium (install disc should work) and mount the installation in order to make changes allowing you to boot at all.

As root, copy the present /boot/grub/grub.cfg to a safe backup location. Then edit the linux16 line in the existing /boot/grub/grub.cfg:
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linux16 /boot/vmlinuz-3.18.16 root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash vga=788 forcepae
This may work. Even if it does, there are other changes that need to be made in order to keep it maintainable, so please post back with your results. It's also possible that there's something in the initrd that won't allow it, though I have no firm reason to suspect that. If there is, that can be worked around too, but it's much more detailed.

Just making the above edit and rebooting skips at least a few in-between test steps, but it's worth a try since there's nothing useful to be learned by doing the whole process if this does work.

If this does not work, please let us know whether having a graphical boot splash screen is important, or is it OK to have boot text scrolling by, then the regular graphical login you're used to?

 on: April 09, 2016, 06:39:12 am 
Started by crum - Last post by retired1af
Because it's not really needed. Security wise, it doesn't do that much for you at all.

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