Web Browser for Ubuntu

It seems that no web browser is installed in ubuntu and I have no
direct access to internet. How do I install a web browser on ubuntu

apt-get install firefox
else download latest firefox and extract it .
cd firefox

Yeah I tried that. But when I installed firefox, there were
dependencies needed in order to proceed installation. I don't have any
idea what the dependencies are and where to get them.

I know there are many dependencies with firefox.
Please write the error message.

Normal Installation process
1. sudo apt-get update
2. sudo apt-get install firefox


as well just take firefox latest .tar.gz from mozilla firefox site and execute binary directly in place of using .deb package.
tar.gz not require any dependency


I followed your instruction. This what I did:

ubuntu@beagleboard:~$ cd /opt
ubuntu@beagleboard:/opt$ cp /tmp/firefox-3.0.tar.bz2 .
ubuntu@beagleboard:/opt$ tar -jxvf firefox-3.0.tar.bz2

ubuntu@beagleboard:/opt$ /opt/firefox/firefox &
[1] 2394
ubuntu@beagleboard:/opt$ Killed

A little OT but I much prefer to use Midori on the BB. FF demands too many resources - Midori does flash and everything else you want.

Is the installation straightforward? Would you care to share some
procedures on how you did the installation? Thanks!

Another alternative to Firefox is Chromium. You can grab the latest
build from the buildbot here:


For example,

$ wget http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/snapshots/chromium-rel-arm/39595/chrome-linux.zip

Extract the zip file on the beagleboard:

$ cd ~
$ unzip chrome-linux.zip

You will also need to ensure the dependencies are installed. If you
are using Ubuntu, most should already be installed, except for libxss:

$ wget http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/main/libx/libxss/libxss1_1.2.0-2_armel.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i libxss1_1.2.0-2_armel.deb

Then run Chromium:

$ cd ~/chrome-linux
$ ./chrome-wrapper

It works well for me, but your mileage may vary. I did a bunch of
work on the Chromium ARM port, so I am a little biased.

If you're after a solution that involves less stuffing around, I'd
recommend re-building your rootfs with the tools you require
pre=installed. If you've managed to build it once, the second time is
generally easier.

Good luck!


problem is in conflicts with installed library and firefox what you are using.