Chromium browser on pinephone

Hello!
anybody here knows how to run chromium browser on pinephone, running lomiri or phosh DE ?

Hello,

Install it:
sudo pacman -S chromium
Then open it.

Make sure you read the announcements too
https://forum.manjaro.org/c/arm/stable-updates/79

I think he meant; after it’s installed, when you click the icon, nothing happens. Almost seems like a dead icon. At least that’s how it is on my Pinephone.

Not all browsers work on the pinephone yet. For Lomiri the Morph browser is recommended.

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On Phosh you can run chromium from terminal:

$ unset GDK_BACKEND
$ chromium

Might be the case for the other DMs as well. It’s not very usable as the rendering is very bulrry and at least for me there’s no hardware acceleration available.

Edit:
A much better quality can be achieved by running:

$ chromium --enable-features=UseOzonePlatform --ozone-platform=wayland

You don’t need to unset the GDK_BACKEND env variable and the rendering is much better.