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Anonymous 09/21/2018 (Fri) 02:57:20 No. 496 [Reply]
>>495 actually there was a point, i was going to ask how come when the pic is on my board when i click on it it opens a whole new page and does not inline expand like on here, but then i realized the setup.sh in the fe directory enables java script so inline works..... then i tried 2 delete the talor swift post but it wouldnt let me for some reason. Instead of locking that thread why not just delete it? lol
So the poster knows he did something he shouldn't. I could ban, but the offense wasn't too serious.

front end Anonymous 09/19/2018 (Wed) 19:31:50 No. 491 [Reply]
Okay, seriously here. I really like this placeholder front end. It is fast as fuck, easy on the eyes and reliable. So i use Penumbra Lynx front end, which is different. Is there any way to have the ability to switch to this front end and back and forth? Since PenumbraLynx is different, the themes.js wouldn't quite do the trick to switch to this front end fromPenumbraLynx. Maybe a mod or a future addition to a new version? I would love to be able to switch from the entire PenumbraLynx theme to this placeholder front end back and forth from the board.Just changing the css colors is cool, but the ability for a user to to switch the entire front end instantly from the website itself would be so cool, and it would really be an improvement to make lynxchan even more awesome.
Is not possible for it to change that much. All users must access the same finished page, unless there is a header to dictate that, like the language one is used.

That is because of caching. When you serve two different versions of the same uri you must tell what is the parameter used to change it. It is common for compressed and different language. At most one could use cookies, but cookies vary from user to user because of captcha and authentication.

So yeah, not possible at all.
okay, thanks 4 the reply!

PenumbraLynx Anonymous 09/18/2018 (Tue) 05:27:53 No. 477 [Reply]
So this theme is the only one i could ind that works well with the newest lynxchan. https://gitgud.io/LynxChan/PenumbraLynx Is there any way possible to use it and add the placeholder that this site runs off as one of the options for css looks?
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Well since it is inherently different, when one installs PenumbraLynx there seems no easy way to make the placeholder theme one of the options, right? I like them both but the placeholder theme seems so fast and would be easier to modify. Plus its easier on the eyes.
So there isn't much mention of file permissions. After a good install of lynx, should one change any of the file permissions?
No, there isn't, you will have to write a new css for that theme.

Replied on the thread you created for this question.
Why don't you hop on irc instead of using this board?
yeah, i can try the irc. Call me crazy but i figured a board set up to answer questions about lynxchan would be a good place to ask about lynxchan lol
One thing is the eventual question and another is about a dozen issues.

wtf Anonymous 09/18/2018 (Tue) 21:06:08 No. 486 [Reply]
login does not work, i even created a new user via ssh and that ser login does not work either. Any ideas?????????????
You messed up something.
i think it was just the cloudflare cdn keeping old cache. thats good tho if it wasn't lynxchan fault

ssl Anonymous 09/18/2018 (Tue) 19:58:28 No. 484 [Reply]
so cloudflare ssl does not work... they have a setting to enable ssl on the cloudflare end but even that does not work. So i need a `ssl.key` and the certificate named `ssl.cert` --- do any of the free ssl/tls certs like letsencrypt work for this? was wondering where to ger the .key and .cert files i need
update... cloudflare works for ssl, it just took some time. Once the domain is set up for cloudflare, simply turn on ssl on the cloudflare end. you do not have to have ssl enabled on your server or the files in the .be dir for this to work...its a quick fix to get ssl.

file permissions Anonymous 09/18/2018 (Tue) 16:23:37 No. 481 [Reply]
So there isn't much mention of file permissions. After a good install of lynx, should one change any of the file permissions?
As long as the user running the engine has full permissions on the directory the engine is, there shouldn't be no issues.

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8tail Anonymous 09/17/2018 (Mon) 23:01:43 No. 472 [Reply]
half assed got 8tailed lynx FE to work- it boots up and works but shitloads of errors. Can someone pls let me know how i can start to clear the startup errors in the pic?

what i did- downloaded 8tailed lynx from git via sftp. Uploaded the directory to my server, deleted the original FE directory, and renamed the 8tail lynx as FE. (i didn't know if i was supposed to save any of the original files)
it boots up, wow it looks awesome- but shows all the errors .
8tailed lynx is not updated to 2.0.
?? sry i don't kno what you mean. is there another version?
LynxChan versions date way back to 1.0.
The latest stable version is 2.0.
8tailedlynx does not support 2.0 because it wasn't updated after 1.7 or so.
great... so i just wasted like 5 hours. lol thanks for the info tho.

Bounty! youtube Anonymous 09/16/2018 (Sun) 23:27:46 No. 436 [Reply]
In vichan, one enters a youtube url video into the embed area, and it shits out the embedded video in the post. It shows the video and pic, one does not have to click on a link to see what the video is. It runs off youtube.js and php code. I seriously want that capability, and am willing to pay anyone to make the mod. Also, im looking for a front end. I want to keep the existing placeholder, i like it a lot. I was looking for a yotsuba style front end, just the css. Example is on 4chan and select yotsuba, it changes the css. I will pay anyone for both things, seriously. Thanks.
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usually no one is on there at all. You kno, since like 1980
I'm ALWAYS there and so are the couple guys I mentioned.
Yeah Odilicom on irc actually has that working for endchan.
>>467 NICE!!!!! i got it, thanks!!! Now im just looking for a youtube embed.
>>436 NICE!!!!! i got it, thanks!!! Now im just looking for a youtube embed.

Anonymous 09/17/2018 (Mon) 20:37:20 No. 459 [Reply]
so i set up a reverse proxy ith nginx, to enable ssl. It worked, i have ssl. But the f-ing thing goes to a nginx page instead of lynxchan. I dont have access to lynxchan at all now. I had lynxchan pointed to port 80. Since the reverse proxy forces the domain to do ssl, i take it i have to edit a file and manually point lynxchan to ssl port 443? Can you pls tell me what file to edit?
bump- ive been working on this for hours. p.s. lynx is a pain 2 get ssl to work lol.
Your issue is not with lynxchan, but with nginx. If you were only using lynxchan you'd put the necessary files at the right place and enable ssl. I have no idea how to handle nginx. If you set lynxchan to a port that isn't working either because something is using it or because you didn't set permissions correctly, change it directly on src/be/settings/general.json.
ok thanks... disregard thread...i will do it the easy way...destroy server and not worry about it for now lol

Anonymous 09/17/2018 (Mon) 20:48:08 No. 462 [Reply]
here is what is points to now https://4usa.org/ lynxchan is installed, then i installed nginx to make a reverse proxy to force ssl. I take it i have to manually edit a lynxchan file to point it to the 443 ssl port?
im trying to edit general.json to make it go to port 80, nothing is working lynxchan wont start keep getting errors
I need to know which errors are you getting. And if you gonna have nginx handle ssl, you don't need to have lynxchan to handle it at all. Also, why are you setting lynxchan to port 80 if you have nginx? You should have nginx receiving on port 80 and 443 and then redirecting to an alternate port used by lynxchan.
ok thanks... disregard thread...i will do it the easy way...destroy server and not worry about it for now lol


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