Install HTML5 Capable Browser In Raspberry Pi

‘Web’ is the epiphany port available for Raspberry Pi users, which is HTML5 capable browser & it’s predicted to be shipped in future Raspbian release. Well, if you’re impatient for the official release of ‘Web’ & wanna try out this awesome browser, here’s few steps which will let you enjoy the beta version of ‘Web’ in your Raspberry Pi.


[For me, if you have noticed, the icons within the browser is not showing up properly, maybe some files are conflicting, for which i will take care later on]


To install ‘Web’ in Raspberry pi :

Open /etc/apt/source.list with ‘root’ & add the following line:

Now, update the repository & upgrade the system by entering following commands in terminal :

Now install ‘Web’ browser by entering following commands in terminal :

Latest kernel supports cgroups (also known as control groups) which limits & isolates the resources like CPU, memory, I/O usages. To activate it, add cgroup_enable=memory in Kernel command line.

That’s it. Enjoy surfing.


  1. The procedure doesn’t work anymore… when I try :

    sudo apt-get install epiphany-browser cgroup-bin libraspberrypi0 libwayland-client0 libwayland-cursor0 libwayland-server0a

    it responds with:

    E: Unable to locate package libwayland-client0
    E: Unable to locate package libwayland-cursor0
    E: Unable to locate package libwayland-server0a

    Any updates on how to install it yet ? Is “Web” already released by now ?

    • Did you edited source.list file ?
      You gotta add following lines in /etc/apt/source.list
      deb wheezy web
      And, then update/upgrade the repository. Then you can install the browser.

      • Yes, of course I followed “all” the steps.
        Just the last one fails.

        • Alright, after apt-get upgrade just do “sudo apt-get install epiphany-browser” (ignore inverted commas). It should work!

  2. Great tip, I was searching for an HTML5 compatible browser for my pi. Thanks! The raspberry pi is just TOO much fun!

    • Hey Wantoo,

      Glad that this helped. Just feel free to go through other useful stuff on The Geeky Way, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with it.

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