How To Install Chromium Browser on Debian 11

Install Chromium Browser on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Chromium Browser on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web. It is available for Windows, Linux, macOS, and many more, which is mainly not intended for end-users, but only for developers because Google tweaks the Chromium source code almost every day, hence you should always use the latest version.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Chromium web browser on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11 (Bullseye).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Chromium Browser on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Chromium Browser on Debian 11.

  • Install Chromium Browser from Default Repository.

By default, Chromium is available in Debian’s default repositories, Now we run the following command to install Chromium browser to your Debian Bullseye:

sudo apt install chromium

Verify the installation by checking the build and version:

chromium -version
  • Install Chromium Browser using Snap.

Now run the following command to install Snap packages and Chromium:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install core
sudo snap install chromium

Step 3. Accessing Chromium browser on Debian.

Once successfully installed, open with the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Chromium. Alternatively, you can also use the command chromium in your terminal that will trigger Chromium browser app execution, and in return open the browser

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Chromium. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Chromium web browser on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Chromium website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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