How to run a current browser (Firefox or Chromium) on U2 in 2024?

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How to run a current browser (Firefox or Chromium) on U2 in 2024?

Post by Felix Riesterer »

Hi Odroiders

I have two working U2 units that serve as automated kiosk PCs. They really don't need to do anything but boot as soon as they receive electric power and fire up a browser in fullscreen mode which then connects to a web server - done.
My problem is that I need a pretty current web browser which supports CSS layouts using flexbox and grid in order to properly display the info page. It doesn't matter what OS (currently [EDIT]Ubuntu 14[/EDIT]) as long as there is a fairly new browser running.

Can you please advise as to how to reach my goal?

Thank you in advance for taking the time to even read my posting.

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Re: How to run a current browser (Firefox or Chromium) on U2 in 2024?

Post by Felix Riesterer »

Found the 16.04 image with Mate desktop. Flashed it to my SD card. Now it is updating. If nobody advises against it, I will try and upgrade to 18.04. From there I should be able to get a regular browser update. Or are there any issues I should know about?

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Re: How to run a current browser (Firefox or Chromium) on U2 in 2024?

Post by igorpec »

You can try this: https://docs.armbian.com/Developer-Guid ... ard-family
and you will be able to (always) build latest Ubuntu and Debian.

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