Monthly Archives: June 2019

How to set Google Chrome by default on Lubuntu 19.04

Recently I wanted to set Google Chrome by default on my fresh Lubuntu 19.04 VM and despite the presence of the Make Google Chrome as default browser button, it never works: Firefox remains the default browser.

I wanted to setup Google Chrome by default without uninstalling Mozilla Firefox as I use both browsers. Open a Terminal then do the following:

nano ~/.config/lxqt/session.conf

Change the BROWSER variable to /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable as shown below. Save the changes.

Type: sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser then choose the /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable entry in manual mode (2 in the screenshot below).

Type: sudo update-alternatives --config gnome-www-browser. Do the same as above.

Type the following commands:

Then restart the computer (sudo reboot). Check now if the $BROWSER variable is OK by typing echo $BROWSER:

Then now, when checking Firefox, it should says that the browser isn’t the default, and Google Chrome shouldn’t complain!

DreamSDK R2 was released in March ’19

I totally forgot to post here, but I’ve recently released the DreamSDK R2 package!

A lot of improvements and changes are included in this release, like:

  • Full Code::Blocks IDE integration, including debugging on the real hardware, directly from the IDE!
  • DreamSDK Manager was redesigned and improved a lot.
  • A lot of new tools are included now, like makedisc, allowing you to create CD releases of your programs.
  • The Help content was improved a lot and it’s now available online (and of course, it’s still available in the package too).
  • A lot of other things that you will find out by yourself!

For those who don’t know what is DreamSDK, it’s a package which contains everything you need to develop for the Sega Dreamcast video game console on Microsoft Windows. This isn’t a ready-to-use high level framework like Unity, it’s a low-level SDK which is based on KallistiOS (KOS). So you’ll need to learn Dreamcast programming with KOS and learn C/C++ programming languages.

Download DreamSDK R2.