chromium-browser on BBB RevC with Debian Image 2015-03-01

is chromium for arm not available in debian repositories?

i try to install chromium
apt-get install chromium

and i get this:

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
chromium-browser : Depends: chromium (>= 10) but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

is there any repository that we bb users can use install chromium?

is there any other browser for the current debian image that plays well as kiosk mode ?


I'm working on it... Chromium takes a ton of memory at the linking
stage 2.3Gb+, most armhf boards only have 2GB...

Just recently picked up an omap5 with 4gb, but u-boot's only seeing
1gb as of last friday, so gotta fix that first..

Previouly i had tried using an A80 based board, but it's kernel wasn't
lpae enabled (yet) and ran out of memory at 2.3GB used. For that
hardware a mainline u-boot is still a few months away.

So yeah, till then use either "firefox/iceweasel" or "qupzilla" which
i built off qt5, so it's kinda neat..


i just found a solution for my project
it midori! :slight_smile: i never used it before and it supports websockets witch is a feature of my application!
its simple as apt-get instal midori for arm
i start it like:
midori -i 120 -e Fullscreen -a -p

and it rocks!
when i get my mini hdmi to vga and audio adapter i will test the midori capabilities of playing html5

don’t suggest not to bother building chrome in a such lightweight machine
midori looks pretty webkit compatible


PS: nice job on Debian Image 2015-03-01 just plug the micro sd card with the flasher image, reboot and automatically flashes emmc without the need to press any buttons (you need to document this feature)