I like Slax but it is become unusable on the web
I cannot upgrade the browser. The versions implemented (Chrome and Firefox) are totally obsolete!
I am a user I am not a guru and I dont want to waste my time to search a trick.
New modules are indispensable.
Mi piace Slax ma è diventato inutilizzabile sul web.
Non posso aggiornare il browser. Le versioni implementate (Chrome e Firefox) sono totalmente obsolete!
Sono un utente io non sono un guru e non voglio sprecare il mio tempo per cercare un trucco.
I nuovi moduli sono indispensabili.
There is already a newer Firefox in the Slax 7 modules section (version 45.0.1). I haven't tried it but if it is not new enough, you can just look at the build script. Whoever created this module just downloads the pre-compiled version from mozilla.org and converts it to Slax module format so there isn't much to it and no actual compilation. You could probably apply the same technique to a later version.
Thanks. Yes, you are right parrothead.
I use it, but it has some errors. It is unable to update, even if it attempts (damn... ) every sessions..
additionally it opens and it asks me for a user, even if I created the user and it don't save the config .. (damn)
And I think anyway that Chrome is faster and better than FF ... FF is also verbose ... But Chrome does not allow the install through Wine :(
Every days there are more and more sites that refuse obsolete browsers. It is a pity because SLAX due this unsupported way is destined to die. I use SLAX with USB 3.0 and 16 gigabytes and is really excellent both for safety and for strength and this evenience is very unpleasant
Actually, you don't need a slax module for Firefox.
Just download the latest Firefox for linux. Make sure you choose the 32bits or 64bits to match you Slax.
Extract the tar,gz file anyway (I usually just put it in /modules).
Go inside the extracted firefox folder.
Clicking on Firefox file or Firefox.bin file will start firefox.
Usually I drag the file to the Desktop, and choose create link here.
This way I have an icon on the Desktop which I can click to start Firefox.
When there's an update, choose to update.
Update usually work for several versions, but when it says can't update the particular version, then you need to download the latest version and repeat the whole process.
I am running Slax 7.05 32bits with Firefox version 52 right now.
Thanks, but I download FF. I extract all in root (in his folder).
I click firefox, or firefox.bin, or ff icon that I created on the desk, but it does not work.
Right click has the usually options but not execute. It has -open with-. Even if in the properties the bin file is called executable.
The standard slax ff module does not stop (deactivate slax budle). It ever says that it cannot because is running, even if the ff window is closed. I dont know the way to uninstall it.
I renamed the module adding at the extension the underscore _ so with the trick it does not run when I restart the pc. But the new FF anyway does not start.
I know DOS, the API of WIN, ASM , NASM and about 6 or 7 windows programming languages, on high and low level, but Linus it too much hard for me :)
I am sorry, I dont want to abuse of your patience, but I am unable ...
Sorry for the late reply.
I Couldn´t compile a firefox module for slax, but it´s already compiled by the way jcsoh said.
I think it doesnt work because slax dont have gtk installed.
Well I will try to compile chromium or something like that.
Thanks to jcsoh and jjjcfb !
The file Firefox was already checked as executable in the Permission properties, but it does not attempt to work.
I was not sure I can simply remove unused modules, thanks for the information.
At this moment I attempt to understand about gtk, but if the compile of Chrome will be possible I will be very happy ...
Thanks again to all you, even my English is bad :)
Well, I read something about GTK but it seems to be a tool and not a extension, so I don't understand the way It can help firefox.bin to start...
Anyway I downloaded the Firefox Windows version, then I started the installer with Wine. I have spend a lot of time, about half hour, but now it seems works fine.
It created also a icon on the desk ( C:windowscommandstart.exe /Unix /root/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/Public/Scrivania/Mozilla Firefox.lnk )
Only problem I think that this workaround spends a lot of memory and space in my usbkey...
Sorry if I was not sufficiently clear.
Im was talking about the gtk library (like a Windows dll) instead of the gtk itself.
If you try to open firefox with the slax terminal you can see it cant start because of the missing gtk library (which is called, I think, gtk+). So, its like the dlls in Windows - if one is missing, your program will not work.
Try to search for gtk+ or gtk library module for slax in the web. You will find clear information than mine.
Anyway, I couldnt compile chromium yet because of it's large source code.
And very nice workaraund that you found, even with its bugs, wine is a very nice tool!
Thanks for the info jjjcfb! I use 3 identical usbkey (this is my goal using SLAX), because I want to be always sure to can work and connect, so I will attempt to reinstall firefox for linus with gtk in the second usbkey, even if I am a bit confused.
In this topic seems that the gtk are a add-on .. and not working fine ...
(http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/04/firefox-46-now-available-download ) .. see the comments...
Wine is really great, I use many programs without problem, even if some of mine are heavy (CAD and rendering).
The only problem of Wine is the failure in a OpenGL case (ChoosePixelFormat, but not in all programs...)
In each of my 3 identical usbkey I have 3 dir,SLAX, Kit and Doc. The core, the backup of all tools I use, the backup of my works. So I am sure that with any unexpected circostance, I am not in trouble.
I left Windows already tired of the continuing problems when their servers not recognized the number of my regular license (now MS refrain from issuing system CD with the PC), this was really too much absurd, and I found Slax.