How To Install Chromium (Google Chrome) In Kubuntu Karmic 9.10 i386 And x64

How To Install Chromium (Google Chrome) In Kubuntu Karmic 9.10 i386 And x64Google being the lovely and gracious corporation came out with a wonderful idea: Google Chrome. Based off the Chromium, Google Chrome has the potential for great things. Though, seems they forgot about us Linux users.

So the wonderful people at Chromium didn’t. Neither are we neglected by the Ubuntu community. There exist many scripts and what not to install Chromium in Ubuntu, though none are really needed. All you need is the add the PPA repositories of Chromium-daily to your list of repos and you’re all set! Here’s how to add the repositories and install Chromium on any Ubuntu or Kubuntu Karmic:

sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver 4E5E17B5

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser chromium-codecs-ffmpeg

The codecs package is just a little something extra to help make it easier to view things online.

Warning: In Ubuntu/Kubuntu Karmic, there is a package called “chromium“. This is NOT the Chromium browser. It’s a game. Chromium, the browser, is “chromium-browser”.

With only those steps, you should be able to get a native build of Chromium up and running no matter if you are in a x64 system or i386.

Enabling Flash Player

Chromium will support Adobe Flash Player, but you must add the plugin in order to use it. If you don't already have Flash Player installed on your computer, you will have to install it with the following command:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

You will need to place a copy of the file into the chromium-browser plugins directory. Locate the file by typing sudo updatedb and locate The file you want looks like usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ Make the chromium-browser directory by typing sudo mkdir /etc/chromium-browser/plugins/. Then copy the file with the following command:

sudo cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ /etc/chromium-browser/plugins/

The final step is to tell the browser to load the plug-in when it starts. Right click on the Accessories menu and choose Edit Menus. Choose the Chromium Browser under Internet and then click Properties. Add the line chromium-browser --enable-plugins %U to the command field. Close the Edit Menus GUI. When you open the Chromium Browser, you will have Flash Player enabled.


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