Install Chromium (Google chrome) web browser in Ubuntu

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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 Googleโ€™s Chrome browser.

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

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add one of the following

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

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

For ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) Users add the following two lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

For ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) Users add the following two lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

Save and exit the file

Now add the GPG key using the following command

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

Update the source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install chromium using the following command

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Using Chromium

You can open chromium from Applications--->Internet--->Chromium Web Browser

Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen

Chromium in action

Chromium version details


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46 Responses

  1. Jeff says:

    I sent you this as an email, but it may have been messed up in the sending. I rewrote a chunk of it after I realized it did not work unless it was executed as root:

    Script to install Google Chrome:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/tjrj02why0y/chrome.sh

  2. Matt says:

    Thanks for the instructions – worked perfectly on my Karmic x64 box! Copy, paste, Chromium ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. La Gran M says:

    Thanks, im looking for this right now.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Shoaib Nawaz says:

    Thanks you for this useful post.
    Is the source of this browser is provided as open source with the release of ChromeOS?

  5. retnet says:

    excellent….
    i only used :

    $ sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

    and
    $ sudo apt-get install chromium

    in terminal.
    and good work.
    thank’s for sharing.

  6. Gunjan says:

    Thanks a lot for the instructions…. was exactly what i was looking for…

    Worked perfectly for me!

  7. Gaffel I Auget says:

    I followed your instructions on Karmic for netbooks, on the last input this happened:
    sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package chromium-browser

    What?

  8. Markandey says:

    yes, this works !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Mahmoud F.Elshazly says:

    Hi,
    if you typed
    $sudo apt-get install chromium
    you will be installing a nice game called chromium but the right command is
    $sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

    Thank you.

  10. Jesus says:

    Hi, hahaha Mahmoud .. i got the game trying to install that browser … jajaja

    …. for those still looking for it to work like Gaffle.

    i downloaded the package from http://chrome.google.com
    and then applied steps

    For ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) Users add the following two lines

    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

    Save and exit the file

    Now add the GPG key using the following command

    sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

    then just used the package manager from my ubuntu 8.10 OS and worked!! wohooo!!!

  11. sree says:

    not working for my ubuntu 9.04

  12. Bumpkin says:

    gksudo gedit would be more appropriate.

  13. Dedi says:

    Thanks for the tutorial now i can browse using chromium.

    I put the article on my blog… thx

  14. andy says:

    Ok jeff, like you are trying to encourage newbies to install an unknown package from an unknown site as root, it’s against my principles too ๐Ÿ™‚
    anyway its fun to tinker around…

  15. San says:

    ubantu 10.10
    Clicked download button from google.com
    Then clicked Install button on Ubantu Software installation button.

    Everything worked within a minute.

  16. Nivaas says:

    Thanks for posting, its a huge information, i am using Ubuntu OS

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