How to Install Chromium (Google chrome) in Ubuntu using deb package

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We have already discussed how to install google chrome using wine .Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. The Chromium codebase is the basis for Google’s Chrome browser.
First you can use this tutorial to install chromium in Ubuntu using PPAs and after that you can try any one of the following methods.

First you need to download .deb package from here using the following command


Now you have cxchromium_0.9.0-1_i386.deb package install this package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i cxchromium_0.9.0-1_i386.deb

Using Ubuntu PPA

First you need edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following two lines for Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) Users

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

For ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) Users add the following two lines

deb karmic main
deb-src karmic main

For ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) Users add the following two lines

deb lucid main
deb-src lucid main

save and exit the file

Now add the GPG key using the following command

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

or For karmic users use the following command

sudo add-apt-key ppa:chromium-daily/ppa

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install chromium browser using the following command

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

This will complete the installation

If you want to open chromium go to Applications->CrossOver Chromium->Chromium

Chromium web browser in action

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107 Responses

  1. Malcolm says:

    I had a bit of trouble installing the GPG key: Firefox showed the double-dashes as long dashes, which didn’t work when copied to the command line. Just had to write in the double-dashes myself.

  2. Zal says:

    Thanks for the tip Malcolm. Helped me out.

  3. Ray says:

    “sudo add-apt-key ppa:chromium-daily/ppa” did not work for me..

    but this did:

    add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily/ppa
    apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

    (the apt-key adv …command should be all in one line up the end of the key ( …7b5))
    Hope that helps.

  4. Shahdan says:

    Thanks for the step.. But for the GPG Key, I use the same as Ray does. And it work!.

    Thanks again.. 😀

  5. majalah says:

    Thanks for the guide. Currently, I just use Firefox on my Kubuntu. But, sometimes it works too slow. Chrome fast enough when i try on windows

  6. Joe Negron ~ NYC says:

    I posted this once before but it got buried. If any are interested: here are 2 steps that (w)gets the deb file right from google & cuts out any potential man-in-the-middle issues… It doesn’t have any other dependencies. So far, It works in every version of ubuntu and debian and it even works in knoppix.

    1.) wget
    2.) sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-beta_current_i386.deb

    ~Joe Negron
    ————– link to full article ———-

  7. kaus says:

    didnt work for me. i use ubuntu 9.04 n am a novice linux user. i used this command and i got following error

    sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

    Couldn’t find package google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

    please help…

  8. Ross Nye says:

    There is a small error on this page, in the way its rendered rather than the information.

    In the following line above the “–“s are rendered with &#8211 chars and when you copy paste to a terminal the command line it doesn’t work. Here is what it should be.

    sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

  9. Jaden says:

    when ever i try to do sudo dpkg -i cxchromium_0.9.0-1_i386.deb i get this error:
    jaden is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
    whats that mean? i get through the first part but second part wont

  10. Bruiser says:

    This is why Linux is a fail. Too many hurdles in just installing a simple application.

  11. michael says:

    you can also install opera which is a much better browser or gecko or epiphany or many more, as long as your ubuntu has some gnome in there!!

  12. tagz says:

    after the complete installation, it ended u with E:Broken Packages

  13. CrazyClive says:


    Thanks very much for this page: this is the ONLY web resource anywhere I could find that actually provides the solution to (re-)installing the Chronium browser on Ubuntu Linux.

    What’s really disgraceful is that none of this information is provided at Chronium’s own website ( What they say instead is the following:

    Due mostly to its history and its complexity, Chromium uses a nonstandard set of custom tools to check out and build. Here’s an overview of the steps you’ll run:

    1 gclient. A checkout involves pulling nearly 100 different SVN repositories of code. This process is managed with a tool called gclient.
    2 gyp. The cross-platform build configuration system is called gyp, and on Linux it generates Makefiles. Running gyp is analogous to the ./configure step seen in most other software.
    3 make. The actual build itself uses GNU make.
    4 We don’t provide any sort of “install” step.

    Frankly, I think this attitude stinks and gives the impression that software geeks prefer to keep things complicated to keep the likes of you and me ignorant. What do others think?

    Many thanks once again to UbuntuGeek for not leaving is ignorant in such affairs.

    Clive (Kubuntu 11.04, London, UK)

  14. Suzie says:

    It is not working for me. I have Ubuntu 10.04, when I paste

    ” deb lucid main
    deb-src lucid main ” (minus the “”)

    and select save and close, I get this error in the terminal:

    (gedit:2964): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel’, but failed: No such file or directory

    (gedit:2964): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel’, but failed: Failed to create file ‘/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.GZC49V’: No such file or directory

    (gedit:2964): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel’, but failed: No such file or directory

    (gedit:2964): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel’, but failed: Failed to create file ‘/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.GED79V’: No such file or directory

    (gedit:2964): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel’, but failed: No such file or directory

    So, what do I do? Any suggestions?

  15. dekonan says:

    Thank you so much!

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