View Full Version : [lubuntu] How do I install firefox and remove Chrome in Lubuntu ?

February 25th, 2012, 09:30 PM
Hello All,

I have just installed Lubuntu on my workshop Machine can anyone tell me how to install Firefox and remove Chrome ?

Many Thanks all


February 25th, 2012, 10:41 PM
In exactly the same way as you install and remove anything else, except it's not chrome but chromium in Lubuntu!

Open up synaptic, (the best package manager available for any linux distro, in my opinion), search for chromium and remove it, then search for firefox and install it.

Removing chromium may also mean that you have to remove lubuntu-desktop package, but that is just a metapackage, not an aplication, and is there simply to make sure all the dependencies of Lubuntu are installed. Removing lubuntu-desktop does not stop anything working and will only be required if you try to carry out a distro upgrade, eg from 11.10 to 12.04 in April. Alternatively, you could always leave chromium on the system but simply not use it, which is what I have done on my 11.04.

February 26th, 2012, 12:56 AM
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February 26th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Thanks for the info much appreciated, I have decided to leave chromium on but just ignore it ( as sugested) and have used the Kubuntu Firefox installer all is working now. I did try removing Chromium in the standard way but the system would not let me highlite it when I tried to remove it ,as if it was unremoveable. Again many thanks .