A journey through Icaros (update from 2.2.4 to 2.2.5)

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Do you want to know all what Icaros can give you ?

Today is a journey trhough the last 2.2.5 version of Icaros, that was released on 2018.12.21, just for Christmas.

As always, it is the best version of this distribution.

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Icaros 2.2.4 troobleshooting (smb share with ubuntu 18.04, protrekkr crash, surfing with OWB…)

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This troobleshooting guide could be called “what should i do after installing Icaros 2.2.4 ? how do i make it work with the last ubuntu 2.2.4 ?”

First, let me tell that icaros 2.2.4 is the best version today (November 2018).

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Login to google with OWB Odyssey Web Browser on Icaros desktop

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Symptoms

It can be painfull to login to your gmail account, because google uses some kind of technolgy that can’t be handled by OWB.

The login page loops without asking for the password. You are stuck on the login window.

you are stuck there

Solution

You must spoof as Internet Explorer 10, so google login window gets down to an old login code that OWB can handle :

go to Settings / Spoof as / Internet Explorer

Reload the login page :

then enter your password.

You get on this page, telling you that you are using an unsupported web browser (we don’t care), and that you will use the simplified html version :

So you get on your mailbox. Tadaaa !

icaros desktop – Running OWB from the RAM Disk to improve browsing speed

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Speed comparison :

I’ve made a little video to show the difference.

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It’s proved : OWB speed is much better when running from RAM Disk.

How to automate :

I think the best is to add a little script which copy OWB drawer from SYS:Utilities to RAM Disk: into your User-Startup

So add this :

mkdir ram:OWB
copy sys:Utilities/OWB Ram:OWB/ ALL CLONE >NIL:
copy sys:Utilities/OWB.info Ram: >NIL:

Problems :

the copy time is long (it is still usable : almost 20s added to the boot time), but we can make it faster if we delete useless files from the OWB drawer (docs, …)

If you don’t copy the drawer back onto the HD, you won’t save your cache, cookies, passwords… So you need a script for it.

OWB problem with the SSL CA cert on IcAROS desktop

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What versions ?

This article is about those software versions : – Odyssey Web Browser (OWB) v 1.16.2 – IcAROS 1.5.2-2

Your question can be :

I have problem surfing in https with OWB. It says that he has a problem with the SSL CA certificate. This can be an error 60 : Unable to connect to "https://www.facebook.com" Error 60 : Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with known CA certificates or maybe an error 77, like this : Unable to open https://www.facebook.com/.... Error 77 : Problem with the SSL CA cert (path? access rights?).

Possible workarounds :

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