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Unable to run 'flatpak install firefox' on chromebook

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I was following this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos

Installed flatpak and repositories but when I try to use flatpak to install firefox I get "No remote refs found similar to ‘firefox’".

I have tried following a few other ways to get it installed, such as using sudo and using sudo su but that has not worked at all.

I followed to flatpak quick setup on Chromebook guide that is linked in the above help article and created the nested containers in crosh as well.

below is what happens if I go to flathub and copy-paste their recommended command to install firefox.

Remote ‘flathub’ found in multiple installations:

  1) system
  2) user

Which do you want to use (0 to abort)? [0-2]: 2 error: Nothing matches org.mozilla.firefox in remote flathub

I was following this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos Installed flatpak and repositories but when I try to use flatpak to install firefox I get "No remote refs found similar to ‘firefox’". I have tried following a few other ways to get it installed, such as using sudo and using sudo su but that has not worked at all. I followed to flatpak quick setup on Chromebook guide that is linked in the above help article and created the nested containers in crosh as well. below is what happens if I go to flathub and copy-paste their recommended command to install firefox. Remote ‘flathub’ found in multiple installations: 1) system 2) user Which do you want to use (0 to abort)? [0-2]: 2 error: Nothing matches org.mozilla.firefox in remote flathub

Réiteach roghnaithe

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Flatpak... Schmackpack... ;-)) Just keep it simple and get it from Mozilla. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

Note that this is about installing Firefox on a Chromebook running ChromeOS

See also:

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They cannot just download, unzip, and run on Chrome OS?

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You can run Linux tarbal or flatpack (Linux) versions if the chromeOS is 80 or later

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos

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Which is why I suggested just downloading from Mozilla, unzip, and run. I would try Firefox Appimage to see if it works better than Flatpak.

https://appimage.github.io/Firefox/

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https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-install-firefox-on-a-chromebook was the link that showed up when I clicked on the google search link provided by cor-el. Following that example made me realize that my chrome book is a ARM chrome book and the command sudo apt install firefox-esr got firefox installed because flatpak doesn't work with ARM.

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jonzn4SUSE said

They cannot just download, unzip, and run on Chrome OS?

I tried this and I only got a folder with Firefox components that couldn't run as program.

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Kili Luther said

jonzn4SUSE said

They cannot just download, unzip, and run on Chrome OS?

I tried this and I only got a folder with Firefox components that couldn't run as program.

You run the firefox .sh though the firefox-bin works to. The tarbal is just a archive for Firefox folder as there is not form of install. However since your Chromebook has a ARM CPU this will not work anyways as you need a AMD or Intel CPU that supports SSE2 at minimum.

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