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Foxbat1155 11-25-2011 08:50 AM

I have removed firefox but I can still open Nightly... How can I make Chromium my
 
How can I make Chromium my only available browser?

I have removed firefox but I can still open Nightly not from the command line but from the applications menu in my ubuntu.

How can I make sure that the only browser in my pc is Chromium?

Should I rm the .mozilla directory?

Thankyou in advance.

prayag_pjs 11-25-2011 10:37 AM

How did you remove firefox?
Below command removes the firefox i suppose
Code:

sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox

Foxbat1155 11-26-2011 06:03 AM

did not work
 
Hello Sir, this did not work as it says I do not have firefox installed so it can not remove it.

However I still have the Nightly browser icon and that still works perfectly and it should not.

craigevil 11-26-2011 04:39 PM

WebBrowsers - Community Ubuntu Documentation - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WebBrowsers
Code:

Setting Default Browser

In the command line, type sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

A list of installed browsers will be displayed with a different number next to each browser. Type the number corresponding to the browser of your choice.

Remove the Firefox the same way it was installed.

FirefoxNewVersion - Community Ubuntu Documentation - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion

Foxbat1155 11-27-2011 05:35 PM

thankyou
 
I am sorry Sir Craig, I have tried to uninstall firefox several times but I still have the Nightly working I dont know why.

This is the output from my pc of:
Code:

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

There are 2 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

Selection Path Priority Status
------------------------------------------------------------
* 0 /usr/bin/chromium-browser 40 auto mode
1 /usr/bin/chromium-browser 40 manual mode
2 /usr/bin/firefox-trunk 40 manual mode


I wish that /usr/bin/firefox-trunk was not available as an option as that would mean it was uninstalled :(

craigevil 11-27-2011 09:39 PM

What happens when you try:
sudo apt-get purge firefox-trunk

Foxbat1155 11-27-2011 09:45 PM

Solved
 
Mr Craig Sir, your answer solved my problem entirely. Thankyou Sir.

This was the output.

Code:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree     
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  firefox-4.0* firefox-trunk* firefox-trunk-globalmenu*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 33.6MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
(Reading database ... 683021 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing firefox-4.0 ...
Removing firefox-trunk-globalmenu ...
Removing firefox-trunk ...
Purging configuration files for firefox-trunk ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for python-gmenu ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/desktop.en_US.utf8.cache...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for python-support ...


Foxbat1155 11-27-2011 09:49 PM

By the way I do not know how to give rep. I do not see any rep icon.

prayag_pjs 11-28-2011 09:00 AM

Now we would like to know how did you install firefox first?

Foxbat1155 11-29-2011 03:46 AM

nightly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by prayag_pjs (Post 4536372)
Now we would like to know how did you install firefox first?


Surely, I already had firefox installed from the original Ubuntu installation. I believe. After that all I did was follow the instructions in the Nightly website for installation of Nightly build.

Thankyou.

prayag_pjs 11-29-2011 08:55 AM

Please let us know the exact steps you followed to install firefox.
Is it done from source (tar.gz) after original ubuntu installation?

Foxbat1155 11-30-2011 12:30 PM

nightly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by prayag_pjs (Post 4537339)
Please let us know the exact steps you followed to install firefox.
Is it done from source (tar.gz) after original ubuntu installation?

I am sorry but I do not remember the steps I did to install Nightly. I just followed the steps that were on the website at the time.

I believe that firefox was installed when installing Ubuntu. I believe it came in the package, otherwise I do not remember the steps.

However, thankyou, my problem has been solved.


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