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Chromium web browser

Chromium is the upstream project that Google Chrome browser is based on.

As of August 2016, Chromium is now included in the Fedora Repositories. If you were using the old Chromium Copr repository, you should simply get the newer chromium as an upgrade via dnf.

Notes on Fedora Chromium

  • Fedora's Chromium package is built to support the widevine plugin (but does not include it). To enable this, copy and from the Google Chrome package into /usr/lib64/chromium-plugins (and restart chromium). You should see "Widevine Content Decryption Module" in chrome://flags.
  • Fedora's Chromium package does not include support for h264, mp3, or aac, because of legal concerns.
  • To use the PPAPI "PepperFlash" flash plugin, download it here:

Choose Linux 64-bit, FP 22.0 (or later) for other Linux 64-bit, PPAPI.

You will then have flash_player_ppapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz. Unpack it into /usr/lib64/chromium/PepperFlash/. Then, restart chromium. You should see Adobe Flash Player in chrome://plugins.

  • To enable speech synthesis support, pass the "--enable-speech-dispatcher" flag to chromium-browser.

Google Chrome

Since Chromium is upstream for Google Chrome, all the same issues apply. In addition to that, Fedora does not include Google Chrome because it is a proprietary product and bundles other proprietary software such as Adobe Flash plugin. However, Google does maintain a dnf|yum repository for Fedora at

The link above also includes downloadable RPMs that you may use to install Chrome.