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    How to install the latest versions of Chrome and Epiphany (webkit) browsers on Jaunty

    Chrome:
    1. Open the sources.list file in gedit:
      Code:
      sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    2. Copy the following and paste it at the very bottom of the sources.list file:
      Code:
      ## Google Chrome
      deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    3. Click save and close gedit.
    4. Import the gpg key:
      Code:
      sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 4E5E17B5
    5. Update your sources:
      Code:
      sudo apt-get update
    6. Install chrome:
      Code:
      sudo apt-get install chromium-browser


    Epiphany (webkit)
    1. Open the sources.list file in gedit:
      Code:
      sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    2. Copy the following and paste it at the very bottom of the sources.list file:
      Code:
      ## Epiphany (webkit)
      deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/epiphany/ubuntu jaunty main
      deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    3. Click save and close gedit.
    4. Import the gpg key:
      Code:
      sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 2D9A3C5B
    5. Update your sources:
      Code:
      sudo apt-get update
    6. Install epiphany:
      Code:
      sudo apt-get install epiphany-webkit


    To enable java and flash for Chrome and Epiphany
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-plugin flashplugin-installer
    Last edited by linuxed; October 16th, 2009 at 08:34 PM.

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    Re: How to install the latest versions of Chrome and Epiphany (webkit) browsers on Ja

    I believe that with the newer developer's versions of chrome, this is largely outdated. I downloaded the deb from http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en...table_i386_deb and it said that it updated the sources.list and indeed, they were updated after it installed.

    It works really well, providing Flash and Java applets. They only problem is the really annoying issue that it starts up with a tab which points out that it is a dev build. There is a workaround which is to start chrome with the chrome://newtab option.

    I did this in the menus by (system->preferences->mainmenu, then internet, chrome, properties and changed the command from /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome %U to /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome chrome://newtab %U

    I found this from a link on a bug report which pointed to some guy's site. Sorry for lack of proper attribution.

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    Re: How to install the latest versions of Chrome and Epiphany (webkit) browsers on Ja

    Quote Originally Posted by fishyf View Post
    I believe that with the newer developer's versions of chrome, this is largely outdated. I downloaded the deb from http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en...table_i386_deb and it said that it updated the sources.list and indeed, they were updated after it installed.

    It works really well, providing Flash and Java applets. They only problem is the really annoying issue that it starts up with a tab which points out that it is a dev build. There is a workaround which is to start chrome with the chrome://newtab option.

    I did this in the menus by (system->preferences->mainmenu, then internet, chrome, properties and changed the command from /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome %U to /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome chrome://newtab %U

    I found this from a link on a bug report which pointed to some guy's site. Sorry for lack of proper attribution.
    I've been "subscribing" to the daily chromium build repository for several weeks now as described in the OP. The about:linux-splash developer warning disappeared for me about a week ago. Perhaps you have the outdated version?

    I'm actually posting this from Chromium 4.0.219.3 (build 27181).

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    Re: How to install the latest versions of Chrome and Epiphany (webkit) browsers on Ja

    sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 4E5E17B5

    times out...

    any ideas?
    Vevmedia - Montreal - Canada
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    Re: How to install the latest versions of Chrome and Epiphany (webkit) browsers on Ja

    I had apt-key time out too. I just tried again a bunch of times, and finally it got through.

    When installing Chrome using this tutorial, to enable flash and java plugins, you must:
    - make a symbolic link to your java runtime in chromiums plugin dir
    Code:
    cd /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins
    ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.16/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so .
    (if your java runtime is located somewhere else, try: locate libnpjp2.so)

    - start chromium with the following options
    Code:
    chromium-browser --enable-user-scripts --enable-extensions chrome://newtab
    The newtab part is optional. It just opens on chromiums start tab, as is default behaviour for the stable windows version.
    I should add that I did this on Ubuntu 8.04, but I suppose it would be the same on different distributions.

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    Question Re: How to install the latest versions of Chrome and Epiphany (webkit) browsers on Ja

    Forgive me for my ignorance but are either of these browsers better than Firefox or are they just different? Is there any advantage to using either one over the default Firefox?

    Thanks.

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