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Chromium is the open source software for the Chrome web browser by Google. While Chronium is still in the pre-release stage on Linux according to The Linuxology if you want to put it on a Flash DriveFlash Drive it doesn't quite work. However, never fear, they found a hack that got it to work.

Howto: Chromium Browser On Linux With Flash

If you are on Ubuntu linux, you should just use the PPA. While other distros will probably different ways to get the daily builds (Google is a friend). However getting Flash to work would probably be the same across the board.

Installing Chromium

If you have never added software from a PPA, here is what you should do to get Chromium:

Add these two lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main

You may want to add the corresponding GPG key to your apt keyring (Note these flags have two "-”, for some reason Wordpress is rendering only one).

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

Update:

sudo apt-get update

Install:

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Getting Flash To Work

Now to get Flash running, we basically need to create a symbolic link of libflashplayer.so in the Chromium plugin folder:

cd /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins
sudo ln -s ../../flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so

One final step is to change the execution command to your Chromium icon to this:

chromium-browser enable-plugins enable-GreaseMonkey enable-user-scripts enable-extensions

Update: Chromium also integerates very well with GNOME, just go to options menu >Personal Stuff > Set To GTK Theme OR even get more themes

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Re: Chromium Hack for Linux users

I'm running Chrome 3.0.197.11 in Mint. Like the actual Chrome. The process of getting flash in Chrome is slightly different but works just the same. SO far I have had very few problems. No crashes and flash works fine. I just wish there was a satisfactory way to block ads. I don't care for privoxy (tried it before). I might look into some ad blocking extensions that are gaining some steam. I'm in Chrome right now as a matter of fact. Fast as can be.

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p to the izzle wrote:

I'm running Chrome 3.0.197.11 in Mint. Like the actual Chrome. The process of getting flash in Chrome is slightly different but works just the same. SO far I have had very few problems. No crashes and flash works fine. I just wish there was a satisfactory way to block ads. I don't care for privoxy (tried it before). I might look into some ad blocking extensions that are gaining some steam. I'm in Chrome right now as a matter of fact. Fast as can be.

Does Chrome support extensions yet? I haven't loaded it up in a long time. Here's an article on another way to block ads. Maybe it'll help ya out.


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Re: Chromium Hack for Linux users

Chrome does kind of allow extensions. I had been to AdSweep's website and it said they are no longer supporting it. They offer no instructions for Linux. Instead suggesting you go to a Linux forum. I took a stab or two at installing it. Here's what I did:

Right click the Chrome Icon-->Properties-->Command.

I already had this in Command: /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --enable-user-scripts --enable-plugins %U

I added: --enable-extensions then hit close.

I opened Chrome and went to Adsweep.org and clicked on the AdSweep.crx file. Told Chrome to save it. Closed Chrome then reopened. I hit up MSN.com and no ads. Not too bad. Thanks for stoking my desires to try again.

I'm not sure if the user scripts tag is even needed but I had it in there from a previous attempt so I left it alone.

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