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Re: proxy setup?


Am Montag 13 Dezember 2010, um 11:53:25 schrieb Zoltan Matlak:
> Installed Rabbit4.8 (a simple java proxy, which is really easy to use
> by the way), and got it up and running in no time. Probably squid is
> also easy to set up, I just did not have the time to try it. LXProxy
> is not acceptable for me, since logging out and back again is not
> something I would do for a proxy setting change.
There is simply no other way around for setting a global proxy(someone correct 
me if I am wrong). LXDE simply must reread the ~/.profile file for the proxy 
settings to globally apply. 
One alternative for you might be that you can start a terminal and execute 
"source ~/.profile" right after a proxy change in lxproxy, which will then load 
the proxy changes you made for this terminal window. So running chromium or 
another app will use then the shortly changed proxy settings. 

> Unfortunatelly in Chromium 8.0.552.215 (67652) Ubuntu 10.10, I can not
> add proxy configuration to my browser. When I click on Change proxy
> settings, I'm getting:
> "When running Chromium under a supported desktop environment, the
> system proxy settings will be used. However, either your system is not
> supported or there was a problem launching your system configuration.
> But you can still configure via the command line. Please see man
> chromium-browser for more information on flags and environment
> variables."
> This is too bad.
Chromium just uses the system proxy settings and doesn't have its own proxy 

> Is this also related to the fact that LXDE is a "simple window
> manager" ? (bug related to the issue that Chromium can not determine
> if it's default browser or not):
> https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=53066
I think chromium simply looks for the gnome gconf entries and not the 
freedesktop specification in xdg

> Installed Midori and FF, both could be configured to use the above
> mentioned proxy (in general, proxies could be added to these
> browsers).
Yes those browsers have their own proxy managers on board. But you cannot set 
a global proxy for every app with them. 

> thanks
> Zoltan
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