RPi Chromium

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Adding Chromium web browser to a Raspberry Pi

What does it do?


What do you need?

  • A Raspberry Pi, model B.
  • A boot SD card for the Raspberry Pi.
  • A network connection (Ethernet or WiFi).

What skill level is required?

Suitable for absolute beginners. No Linux knowledge is needed.

Overview of this project

You need to

  • Install Chromium software on the Raspberry Pi
  • Start the Chromium web browser

Installing the software

Insert a Debian SD card in the Raspberry Pi. Log in with your username and password.

Enter the following command and press enter at the end.

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

You will be asked for your password. Enter your password and press enter. Note that you will not be able to see your password.

You will be asked for permission (yes/no) to install new software. Press the 'y' key and enter to continue.

Wait for the installation to complete.

Opening the Chromium web browser

Enter the following command and press enter at the end.


Wait for the desktop to finish loading.

Click on the LXDE icon (the strange X) in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

Move your mouse to point to "Internet".

Click on "Chromium".

The Chromium web browser will open.