Debian, Youtube, general web use setup


if you also end up wanting to use your dragonboard for general web usage here are notes from my recent noobie stock Debian/Linaro setup

the arm64 versions of some apps are still a little fragile as of this posting

sudo passwd
to set pass
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install ntp
%I:%M %p for clock setting dialog
Chromium, use uBlock, use h264ify extension to force h264 in youtube
Youtube will play 720p fine with h264ify extension in Chromium
By default, YouTube streams VP8/VP9 encoded video. However, this can cause problems with less powerful machines because VP8/VP9 is not typically hardware accelerated. In contrast, H.264 is commonly hardware accelerated by GPUs, which usually means smoother video playback and reduced CPU usage.

lsb_release -a
to see debian version
apt-cache policy iceweasel
to see iceweasel or other
dpkg -l iceweasel
to see iceweasel or other version of package
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo apt-get install scite
sudo scite /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get install iceweasel
use ublock extension
sudo apt-get install vlc
plays movies fine, use this for audio streaming too.
sudo apt-get install audacious
audacious doesn’t stream internet radio for long without failing, if someone knows a fix then let me know.
no flashplugin for Arm
audio out through monitor via htmi cable
wifi does better if dragonboard is situated in relation to router, my tests show ~7mbits down, 5 up,

thanks, let me know about any audacious fix
please feel free to add other general usage tips to this thread


Thanks for sharing!