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    completely uninstalling Google Chrome

    Would anyone teach me how to uninstall completely Google Chrome? I did it via Software manager, then Synaptic to delete "Google-Chrome-Stable". But whenever I use a mail programme I get the following error message:

    Failed to execute the default Web browser / Failed to execute child process "/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable" (no such file or directory)

    I never chose it to be my "default Web Browser".

    Any guidance very much appreciated.

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    Re: completely uninstalling Google Chrome

    You probably set it without any realization you did.
    It'll give the option the first time you start chrome, if you hit the option it sets it as default.
    What browser is your actual default?
    If firefox, then simply go to the hamburger setting icon then to preferences.
    It will have an option to set it as default
    (It'll have a line saying firefox is not the default browser, and a "make default" button, click on the button and firefox will be set as the new default.)
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    Re: completely uninstalling Google Chrome

    I thought so too. I use either Firefox or Opera and have made Firefox the default browser.

    I also thought I had wiped out Google Chrome. I didn't obviously. I still get that error message on launching Firefox, for instances.

    But I cannot find "google-chrome-stable" in "/usr/bin/"...

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    Re: completely uninstalling Google Chrome

    Try
    Code:
    locate google-chrome-stable
    and even
    Code:
    locate chromium-browser
    just in case.

    You wrote
    But whenever I use a mail programme I get the following error message:

    Failed to execute the default Web browser / Failed to execute child process "/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable" (no such file or directory)
    Could you share the identity of the mail program? Could it be possible that the mail program is internally set to use a particular browser?

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    Re: completely uninstalling Google Chrome

    Tks. I never touched in Chromium. The commant -- locate google-chrome-stable -- gave back:

    Code:
    lostados@lostados:~$ locate google-chrome-stable
    /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable
    /usr/share/doc/google-chrome-stable
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/16x16/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/16x16@2x/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/22x22/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/22x22@2x/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/24x24/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/24x24@2x/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/256x256/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/256x256@2x/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/32x32/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/32x32@2x/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/48x48/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/48x48@2x/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/64x64/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/64x64@2x/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/96x96/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/icons/Moka/96x96@2x/apps/google-chrome-stable.png
    /usr/share/man/man1/google-chrome-stable.1.gz
    /var/cache/apt/archives/google-chrome-stable_64.0.3282.119-1_amd64.deb
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/google-chrome-stable.list
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/google-chrome-stable.md5sums
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/google-chrome-stable.postinst
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/google-chrome-stable.postrm
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/google-chrome-stable.prerm
    lostados@lostados:~$
    How to proceed? Select all and delete?
    Last edited by vasa1; February 13th, 2018 at 12:18 AM.

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    Re: completely uninstalling Google Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by ulissipus View Post
    ... How to proceed? Select all and delete?
    Run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    and
    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    and
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable
    and post the complete output here.

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    Re: completely uninstalling Google Chrome

    Thank you. I had thought of that too. However, the output was:

    Code:
    lostados@lostados:~$ sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable
    [sudo] password for lostados: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package google-chrome-stable
    lostados@lostados:~$
    Last edited by vasa1; February 13th, 2018 at 04:06 PM.

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    Re: completely uninstalling Google Chrome

    Reminder: please provide the output of
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    and
    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade

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    Re: completely uninstalling Google Chrome

    Sorry. There it goes:

    Update:

    Code:
    lostados@lostados:~$ sudo apt-get update
    [sudo] password for lostados: 
    Hit:1 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Get:2 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]    
    Hit:3 http://deb.opera.com/opera stable InRelease                              
    Get:4 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]  
    Hit:5 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                     
    Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]     
    Ign:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial InRelease   
    Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/i-nex-devel.../stable/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Hit:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/jconti/rece...cations/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Hit:10 https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable InRelease
    Hit:11 https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu xenial InRelease              
    Hit:12 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease       
    Get:13 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages [715 kB]
    Hit:14 http://ppa.launchpad.net/moka/daily/ubuntu xenial InRelease             
    Get:15 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main i386 Packages [665 kB]
    Get:16 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [307 kB]
    Get:17 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [221 kB]
    Hit:18 http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu xenial InRelease         
    Get:19 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages [582 kB]
    Get:20 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages [540 kB]
    Get:21 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [191 kB]
    Get:22 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [272 kB]
    Hit:23 http://ppa.launchpad.net/numix/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease              
    Get:24 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [5.888 B]
    Get:25 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [3.328 B]
    Get:26 http://br.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [4.696 B]
    Hit:27 http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbittorrent...-stable/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Hit:28 http://ppa.launchpad.net/stebbins/ha...eleases/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Get:29 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [67,5 kB]
    Get:30 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [72,2 kB]
    Ign:31 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial Release    
    Get:32 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [51,3 kB]
    Get:33 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [85,1 kB]
    Ign:34 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
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    Ign:36 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main all Packages
    Ign:37 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en_US
    Ign:38 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en
    Ign:39 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata
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    Ign:34 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
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    Ign:37 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en_US
    Ign:38 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en
    Ign:39 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata
    Ign:40 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons
    Ign:34 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
    Ign:35 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages
    Ign:36 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main all Packages
    Ign:37 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en_US
    Ign:38 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en
    Ign:39 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata
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    Ign:34 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
    Ign:35 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages
    Ign:36 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main all Packages
    Ign:37 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en_US
    Ign:38 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en
    Ign:39 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata
    Ign:40 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons
    Ign:34 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
    Ign:35 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages
    Ign:36 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main all Packages
    Ign:37 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en_US
    Ign:38 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en
    Ign:39 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata
    Ign:40 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons
    Err:34 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
      404  Not Found
    Ign:35 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages
    Ign:36 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main all Packages
    Ign:37 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en_US
    Ign:38 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en
    Ign:39 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata
    Ign:40 http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons
    Fetched 4.089 kB in 22s (183 kB/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    W: Target Packages (non-free/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: Target Packages (non-free/binary-i386/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: Target Packages (non-free/binary-all/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: Target Translations (non-free/i18n/Translation-en_US) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: Target Translations (non-free/i18n/Translation-en) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: Target DEP-11 (non-free/dep11/Components-amd64.yml) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: Target DEP-11-icons (non-free/dep11/icons-64x64.tar) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/freshlight/ubuntu xenial Release' does not have a Release file.
    N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
    E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/colingille/...amd64/Packages  404  Not Found
    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    W: Target Packages (non-free/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: Target Packages (non-free/binary-i386/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: Target Packages (non-free/binary-all/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: Target Translations (non-free/i18n/Translation-en_US) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: Target Translations (non-free/i18n/Translation-en) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: Target DEP-11 (non-free/dep11/Components-amd64.yml) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    W: Target DEP-11-icons (non-free/dep11/icons-64x64.tar) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:52 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list:4
    lostados@lostados:~$
    Upgrade:

    Code:
    lostados@lostados:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
    [sudo] password for lostados: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Calculating upgrade... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      gir1.2-secret-1 git git-man gstreamer0.10-plugins-base
      gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-x kde-l10n-engb liberror-perl
      libglib2.0-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 libgstreamer0.10-0 libllvm4.0
      libpcre3-dev libpcre32-3 libpcrecpp0v5 libsecret-1-dev libtorrent-rasterbar8
      linux-headers-4.10.0-28 linux-headers-4.10.0-28-generic
      linux-headers-4.10.0-42 linux-headers-4.10.0-42-generic
      linux-headers-4.13.0-26 linux-headers-4.13.0-26-generic
      linux-image-4.10.0-28-generic linux-image-4.10.0-42-generic
      linux-image-4.13.0-26-generic linux-image-extra-4.10.0-28-generic
      linux-image-extra-4.10.0-42-generic linux-image-extra-4.13.0-26-generic
      pkg-config zlib1g-dev
    Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    lostados@lostados:~$
    Last edited by deadflowr; February 13th, 2018 at 06:41 PM. Reason: code tagged

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    Re: completely uninstalling Google Chrome

    Let's see what the system has to say about the state of chrome
    Code:
    dpkg -l | grep chrome | awk '{print $1,$2,$3}'
    This will tell us the install state, if any, the names of the installed packages related to chrome, and the versions installed.
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