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Support => Software & Applications => Topic started by: 16fairfield on June 04, 2014, 04:21:58 am

Title: chromium will not uninstall
Post by: 16fairfield on June 04, 2014, 04:21:58 am
Hi  i have peppermint on a aspire one (which may be on its last legs)  i had problems with chromium not running correctly it would nearly start then locked up - so have decided to use Chrome. However the software manager will not uninstall the Chromium and any email links still want to use Chromium not Chrome.  All help gratefully received as not that confident with Linux.

I do not want to totally reinstall the Netbook unless that is the only option.

thanks in advance
Title: Re: chromium will not uninstall
Post by: emegra on June 04, 2014, 06:21:29 am
Hi 16fairfield

You can try uninstalling from the terminal
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get remove --purge chromium 


Good luck


Graeme
Title: Re: chromium will not uninstall
Post by: AndyInMokum on June 04, 2014, 06:28:50 am
Sorry Graeme, may I make a slight correction. 
Hi 16fairfield

You can try uninstalling from the terminal
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get remove --purge chromium 


Good luck


Graeme

The code should read:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get remove --purge chromium-browser

Its the browser bit that vexed me for a long time  ;D!
Title: Re: chromium will not uninstall
Post by: emegra on June 04, 2014, 06:52:27 am
Yeah you're right Andy sorry about that  :-[
Title: Re: chromium will not uninstall
Post by: mac on June 04, 2014, 07:45:54 am
After you've done that you'll find that the menu entry remains even though the browser will have been removed.  To remove the menu entry, as well, navigate in PCManFM to ...
/home/username/.config/lxpanel/Peppermint/panels/panel (username being your actual username)

then find and remove....

}
        item {
            name=Chromium
            image=chromium-browser
            action=chromium-browser

Save and Exit
Title: Re: chromium will not uninstall
Post by: perknh on June 04, 2014, 02:57:46 pm
16fairfield, Mac makes a good point, you'll end up with a dead link to Chromium in your menu after its removal. 

I'm assuming you've already downloaded Chrome and are using it as a replacement for Chromium.  Then if you want, you can replace that dead Chromium entry in the menu with Chrome.  You can replace the Chromium entry in gedit, with this entry:*


item}
    name=Chrome
    image=google-chrome             
    action=google-chrome


And then, look above in the box, click on Save, and then Exit.

As you can see, it's just a little bit of a tweak!

This will, at least, will give you a Chrome entry to replace that dead Chromium entry, and will be giving you the browser that you want to be using in the menu.

* Please note what is capitalized and what isn't.  It makes a difference.

You may want to remove the menu entry completely as Mac has explained, or you may just want to replace the menu entry with Chrome.

The choice is yours!

 ;)