This browser crashes my entire system on a regular basis and absolutely has to be removed.

It does not appear in Software Center.


sudo apt remove chromium-browser

tells me that it is not installed.

Yet it is sitting right here, totally on my system.

I was fairly sure I installed this through the Software Center but see nothing of Chromium under "installed," under any subheading. Searching it out actually offers a second installation.

Next I tried using

sudo apt remove chromium-browser

but am told

Package 'chromium-browser' is not installed, so not removed.

Running the code you asked me to run outputs:

$ type chromium-browser
bash: type: chromium-browser: not found

I even tried using a Debian command I can not recall which ended with -r chromium though I am positive it was not installed that way.

Sorry for failing to edit properly, think I read you right this time.

  • Can you remember how did you install it? Please edit your question to add the output of the command type chromium-browser. Don’t forget to apply code formatting.
    – Melebius
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 9:17
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    What did you try so far other than apt remove? What about the answers in this question: askubuntu.com/questions/327023/… ?
    – pLumo
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 9:18
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    Thank you for the update. Can you even launch Chromium? How do you do it? It doesn’t look like the system has any idea about it. If it’s a desktop shortcut, please paste the contents of the *.desktop file into your question. “I even tried using a Debian command I can not recall which ended with "-r chromium"…” Probably dpkg -r? However, if it were installed using dpkg, APT would know about it.
    – Melebius
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 9:54
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    Actually RoVo your linked question got me thinking, how they could still launch from terminal... I tried to do that and was told it was not installed. Then I remembered I could edit the menu items, so I looked at where the launcher command went, and it was indeed in the snap folder. So I did snap help, and then snap remove chromium.... it actually worked. It's gone, not sure why it was overlooked by the Software Center. Melebius and RoVo I hope helping people is making your lives better, be well!! Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 9:55
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    @adam Glad you got it sorted! You can post an answer, which will help anyone else who has the same issue. (Yes, you can answer your own question.)
    – wjandrea
    Commented Aug 23, 2018 at 3:53

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I see what you speak about. I had an issue like this: I installed Chromium from software center and could not uninstall it. The thing is that it was a snap package (don't ask me why) so you can't remove it with apt or dkpg The solution to your problem is

sudo snap remove chromium 

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