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 Google’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 thoughts on “Install Chromium (Google chrome) web browser in Ubuntu

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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 :)
    anyway its fun to tinker around…

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

    Everything worked within a minute.

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