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OpenBSD New Install Issues

Michael G Workman
Hello, first let me say thanks to the OpenBSD team, especially Theo De
Raadt, for making this great operating system OpenBSD!!, I have wanted to
learn it for a while, so I installed it on an old Dell laptop I had.

I did a USB drive install, during the install the installer could not find
the sets in the USB drive, nothing seemed to work, but then I chose HTTP
option and entered the URL for the cloudflare server, I assume in Canada,
and then I was good to go and had OpenBSD running on my old Dell Vostro
1500 (circa 2008), and so far it is running good.

I was able to figure out how to set the PKG_PATH variable, set it to the
ftp server in New York, and was able to install bash, and also install
firefox. Planning to install Gnome next.

The problem is I keep getting crashed tabs in firefox, I tried turning off
some features in settings, but no help, the crashed tabs are making firefox
unusable.

So two questions:
1) is there a different web browser I can use? like the default one? I
could not find much info on what the default one is, but firefox tells me
the default is not firefox.

2) Haas anyone else encountered this same issue? and if so, do you know of
a fix?

Thanks :-)


*Michael G. Workman*
(321) 432-9295
[hidden email]
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Re: OpenBSD New Install Issues

Brett Mahar-3

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| So two questions:
| 1) is there a different web browser I can use? like the default one? I
| could not find much info on what the default one is, but firefox tells me
| the default is not firefox.
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| 2) Haas anyone else encountered this same issue? and if so, do you know of
| a fix?
|

Hi Michael,

You can try iridium or chromium, they are the most responsive and modern browsers on openbsd.

The site http://openports.se/ lets you search or browse for installable programs.

For me, only a couple of sites crash tabs (eg youtube). No fix, but my workaround is use iridium for youtube.

Brett.

PS this sort of question is better suited for misc@ than arm@, as you did not install on arm hardware.

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Re: OpenBSD New Install Issues

ludovic coues
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On Tue, Jan 7, 2020, 04:05 Michael G Workman <[hidden email]>
wrote:

>
> The problem is I keep getting crashed tabs in firefox, I tried turning off
> some features in settings, but no help, the crashed tabs are making firefox
> unusable.
>

> ...

>
> 2) Haas anyone else encountered this same issue? and if so, do you know of
> a fix?
>
> Thanks :-)
>

If my memory serves me right, I had similar issues when first using openbsd.

One of the great features coming out of the box are secure defaults. One of
these are limits on how much ressources process can use. Without some
tweaks, if Firefox start to use more than a GB of data or so, it will start
to crash. Increasing that limit should help with most website.

I don't remember where to change the defaults, maybe man page for ulimit or
maybe profile can help you. Or looking at the archives for the user mailing
list.

I hope that helps

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Re: OpenBSD New Install Issues

Kurt Miller-3
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On Mon, 2020-01-06 at 22:04 -0500, Michael G Workman wrote:

> Hello, first let me say thanks to the OpenBSD team, especially Theo De
> Raadt, for making this great operating system OpenBSD!!, I have wanted to
> learn it for a while, so I installed it on an old Dell laptop I had.
>
> I did a USB drive install, during the install the installer could not find
> the sets in the USB drive, nothing seemed to work, but then I chose HTTP
> option and entered the URL for the cloudflare server, I assume in Canada,
> and then I was good to go and had OpenBSD running on my old Dell Vostro
> 1500 (circa 2008), and so far it is running good.
>
> I was able to figure out how to set the PKG_PATH variable, set it to the
> ftp server in New York, and was able to install bash, and also install
> firefox. Planning to install Gnome next.
>
> The problem is I keep getting crashed tabs in firefox, I tried turning off
> some features in settings, but no help, the crashed tabs are making firefox
> unusable.
>
> So two questions:
> 1) is there a different web browser I can use? like the default one? I
> could not find much info on what the default one is, but firefox tells me
> the default is not firefox.
>
> 2) Haas anyone else encountered this same issue? and if so, do you know of
> a fix?
>
> Thanks :-)
>
>
> *Michael G. Workman*
> (321) 432-9295
> [hidden email]

Please send a dmesg. Also are you using ssh X11 forwarding?

-Kurt