How to install Chromium on Raspbian Jessie Raspberry Pi 2 and 3

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Here are some instructions for how to install it on your Raspberry Pi 2 or 3!

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First, start up your Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 and open up the terminal. Then type:

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_armhf.deb

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-browser-l10n_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_all.deb

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-browser_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_armhf.deb

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/libg/libgcrypt11/libgcrypt11_1.5.0-3_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i libgcrypt11_1.5.0-3_armhf.deb

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/p/pciutils/libpci3_3.2.1-1ubuntu5.1_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i libpci3_3.2.1-1ubuntu5.1_armhf.deb

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/s/speech-dispatcher/libspeechd2_0.8.5-0ubuntu2_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i libspeechd2_0.8.5-0ubuntu2_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i chromium-browser-l10n_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_all.deb chromium-browser_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_armhf.deb

rm -R .cache/chromium

rm -R .config/chromium

sudo mv /usr/bin/x-www-browser /usr/bin/x-www-browser.bak

sudo mv /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser.bak

sudo cp /usr/bin/chromium-browser /usr/bin/x-www-browser

sudo cp /usr/bin/chromium-browser /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser

Launch Chromium using Menu/Applications/Internet/Chromium Web Browser

Enjoy!

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wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-browser-l10n_48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.15.04.1.1193_all.deb

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-browser_48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.15.04.1.1193_armhf.deb

wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.15.04.1.1193_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.15.04.1.1193_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i chromium-browser-l10n_48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.15.04.1.1193_all.deb chromium-browser_48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.15.04.1.1193_armhf.deb

Now launch Chromium by clicking on Menu, then Internet and then Chromium Web Browser

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sudo apt-get install chromium

Enjoy!

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How to take screenshots on the Raspberry Pi

You may want to take pictures of your Raspberry Pi’s screen sometimes. Well, I will tell you how to take them in this blog post!

Take a screenshot with scrot:

You can take screenshots of your Pi’s screen with scrot. On Raspbian Jessie, you can take a screenshot of your desktop using scrot by pressing PrtScn on your Raspberry Pi’s keyboard. The screenshot is instantly taken and saved.

On Raspbian Wheezy and Jessie you can take a screenshot by typing the following to the terminal:

scrot

If you get the bash: scrot: command not found then install scrot with the following command:

sudo apt-get install scrot

Now try again:

scrot

Now, the screenshot has been taken!

To learn more about using scrot, type in scrot –help to the terminal.

Take a screenshot with gnome-screenshot

You can install gnome-screenshot in Raspbian by typing in the following to the terminal:

sudo apt-get install gnome-screenshot

Now, go to Menu/Accessories and click on Screenshot.

A window should open, looking like this:

gnome-screenshot-on-pi

Configure the screenshot, and click Take Screenshot. After the delay of seconds you set for the screenshot, a window should open asking you what to call your screenshot’s file and where to save your screenshot.

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 🙂

 

 

OpenGL on Raspberry Pi 3

Yesterday I enabled OpenGL on my Raspberry Pi 3 and rebooted my Pi 3. The Pi showed text scrolling down the screen as normal and then the Desktop loaded!

To test OpenGL, I opened up the Terminal and typed in the following:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mesa-utils

glxgears

This installs and launches the glxgears program which shows three gears spinning around and in the Terminal, it says that it is running at around 60FPS, unlike when OpenGL is disabled where it says that glxgears is running at around 30FPS.

Now, to test OpenGL’s power, I opened up the Terminal and typed in the following:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install minetest

This installs Minetest, a game a little bit like Minecraft.

I launched Minetest from the Games category from the Menu and created a New World in Minetest. I entered it and the performance was amazing! Once I played Minetest without the OpenGL Driver and it really glitched out.

Today I switched on my Pi 3 and it booted successfully with OpenGL! I played Minetest again and it was really fun.

Sometimes my Pi doesn’t load into the Desktop with OpenGL Driver enabled on it so I have to unplug my Pi from the power supply and then plug it back in again a few times but eventually the Desktop loads.

OpenGL is finally working!

So you can try this out yourself. OpenGL doesn’t work on Pi 1s and Pi Zeros though.

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Epic Chas Gamer 3.0

Epic Chas Gamer has been redesigned again! Epic Chas Gamer 3.0 puts the following features into the blog:

A new follow button widget

A blue background

Removed old Follow Epic Chas Gamer Widget

Enjoy!

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How to update Raspbian to it’s latest version

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There are a few ways to upgrade Raspbian to the latest version.

1. If using NOOBS then press SHIFT on your RPi’s keyboard when your RPi boots up and the screen saying Press SHIFT for recovery mode and reinstall Raspbian. However, this wipes all files off your Raspberry Pi’s SD Card.

2. If not using NOOBS then use a normal PC to write a new Raspbian image to the SD Card. Then plug the SD Card into the RPi and then boot the RPi up. This wipes all files off your Raspberry Pi’s SD Card as well.

3. However, there is another way to update Raspbian to the latest version. Also this one does not wipe your Raspberry Pi’s SD Card’s files.

To update Raspbian using this way, open up the Terminal and type the following:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get -y upgrade

sudo rpi-update

Sometimes you may need to install other software as well. For example, Raspbian Kernel Version 4.4 required the following extra commands to be typed into the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install piclone geany usb-modeswitch pi-bluetooth

sudo apt-get install python-pigpio python3-pigpio

Even better, this method to upgrade Raspbian to the latest version doesn’t wipe any data off of the Pi’s SD Card.

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 😎


 

How to do a NOOBS recovery on your Raspberry Pi

Sure, you can use NOOBS to switch between Operating Systems and overwrite corrupted ones on the Raspberry Pi, but what about resetting NOOBS itself.

1. Slot your SD/MicroSD Card into a normal PC (if your PC doesn’t have a build-in SD Card slot you will need a USB SD Card Reader). You will need a microSD to SD adapter if your Pi is a Pi 3, Pi 2, Pi Zero, Pi B+ or Pi A+.

2. Delete all the data on the SD Card (this will delete everything on the SD Card so make sure any valuable data is backed up first)

3. Download NOOBS from https://raspberrypi.org/downloads. Download the NOOBS ZIP file and unzip it to the SD Card. Once done, unplug the SD Card from the PC and insert it into the Pi’s SD Card slot. Then boot up the Raspberry Pi and NOOBS will load. Click Wi-Fi Networks and select your network (you will need a dongle if you are not using the Pi 3). If you want you can use an Ethernet cable to connect your Pi to the router. Select the OS you want to install.

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

Run LibreOffice on your Raspberry Pi

Hey guys! This tutorial will show you how to install and run LibreOffice on your Raspberry Pi!

On the latest version of Raspbian LibreOffice is pre-installed so you can simply open Menu, then Office and then click one of the several LibreOffice apps.

On older versions of Raspbian LibreOffice may not be pre-installed but you can install it by opening the Terminal and typing:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade && sudo apt-get -y install libreoffice.org # Install LibreOffice onto Raspberry Pi

There are several LibreOffice apps

LibreOffice – All the LibreOffice apps

LibreOffice Base – Make databases

LibreOffice Draw – Edit and draw pictures

LibreOffice Impress – Create presentations

LibreOffice Writer – Create and edit Word Documents

LibreOffice Calc – Calculate sums and make small databases

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

 

What is the best browser?

What is the best browser in your opinion. I have tried a couple, but I don’t really know what browser to choose.

Here is a poll:

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