10.04.4 LTS: Cannnot select chromium-browser as default browser in preferred applications

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Sat Apr 26 15:04:42 UTC 2014

On Saturday 26 April 2014 10:51:27 Liam Proven did opine:

> On 26 April 2014 15:17, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
> > Or my lathe control machine?  Shirley you jest since both run a
> > browser, and both run konversation because help is often just a 5
> > foot walk to the other keyboard and ask the question.
> No, I do not jest. This is what I have been telling you, repeatedly,
> for at least 2 years now.
> I understand you need to keep the old version on the
> $machinery-control computer. But run NOTHING ELSE ON IT.
> You need a browser? Use a laptop. I got 3 of my last 4 for free.

Well, I do have an old, literally, its an HP dv-5120us that I keep closed 
up in the shop, but I can't leave it up and running or the keyboard gets 
jammed from the saw dust etc that is in the air from time to time. Laptop 
keyboards suck anyway & I haven't found a utility to kill, with extreme 
prejudice, that *&%% touchpad as I use a mouse.

This machinery is against one wall, and a large bandsaw and a 6" delta 
jointer are slowly sinking the middle of the floor.  I need to sell an 
overarm saw I haven't used in yonks, the place is crowded, only a 12 by 16 
foot hip roof shed.  The HP gets used occasionally to log into (ssh -Y 
machine) one of the other two machines so I can carve gcode for the next 
job when I have a project going and be able to sit in a folding chair while 
doing it.  Battery is OEM, and long since down to 5% of its new capacity.

But free lappies?  Not in WV, we use everything but the squeal here. :)

Cheers, Gene
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