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    Default Re: Replacing builtin Firefox (52) with current Firefox (54.0.1)

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    does that mean only sse2 cpu's will run Firefox on TW?
    Not necessarily.
    I don't think Firefox has any SSE2 or i686 specific assembly code itself.
    So that should just depend on how it is compiled (e.g. compiler optimization options).

    No idea about rust, but the comment in the spec file says this:
    Code:
    # The cargo binary is only used to build rust and is not shipped
    # Using i686 for i586 seems to be okay for now but may cause issues in future 
    IOW, that change should have no impact on the resulting binary rpm package.

    Btw, despite what some people seem to think, SSE2 has nothing to do with i586 vs. i686...
    And actually, if I read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P6_(microarchitecture) correctly, P3s are already i686.

    But yes, "Pentium4 or newer" generally refers to having SSE2, as SSE2 was introduced by Intel with the Pentium4. (note that AMD Athlon XPs don't have SSE2 either, despite being newer than Pentium4)
    Last edited by wolfi323; 31-Jul-2017 at 01:41.

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    SentinalCrypt NNTP User

    Default Re: Replacing builtin Firefox (52) with current Firefox (54.0.1)

    I was able to install the latest version of firefox, yet I can't watch any twitch streams and when I go https://www.youtube.com/html5 it says that H264 is not enabled. However, it is enabled under the plugins section of FF54.

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    Default Re: Replacing builtin Firefox (52) with current Firefox (54.0.1)

    Quote Originally Posted by SentinalCrypt View Post
    I was able to install the latest version of firefox, yet I can't watch any twitch streams and when I go https://www.youtube.com/html5 it says that H264 is not enabled. However, it is enabled under the plugins section of FF54.
    that plugin is only meant to work with webrtc which mozilla abandoned (Firefox Hello) so it works with nothing
    if you want h264 you'll need the restricted codecs from the packman repo
    Code:
    zypper ar -f ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/ packman
    zypper dup --from packman
    zypper in vlc-codecs libxine2-codecs flash-player
    that last line is needed because there are no vlc-codecs and libxine2-codecs packages in OSS and they are needed for full (not just firefox) multimedia support, also packman hosts flash and you might need in firefox

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