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Falkon is a lightweight web browser based on QtWebEngine.

Falkon was previously known as QupZilla. Currently QupZilla is no longer supported by Gentoo.


Being quite lean, Falkon is visually attractive and functional. It excellently integrates into desktop environments and looks good on KDE and LXQt.


USE flags

USE flags for www-client/falkon Cross-platform web browser using QtWebEngine

X Add support for X11
dbus Enable dbus support for anything that needs it (gpsd, gnomemeeting, etc)
debug Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Backtraces
kde Add support for software made by KDE, a free software community
python Add optional support/bindings for the Python language
test Enable dependencies and/or preparations necessary to run tests (usually controlled by FEATURES=test but can be toggled independently)


Install www-client/falkon:

root #emerge --ask www-client/falkon


Hardened Gentoo

The latest versions provide more functionality, plugins and nice features; however, the MPROTECT PaX flag is disabled in unstable ebuilds because of Flash. If you don't use Flash, enable the MPROTECT flag with the following command:

root #paxctl -M /usr/bin/falkon

It will enable secure memory protections again. Check PaX flags with this command:

root #paxctl -v /usr/bin/falkon