I've tried uninstalling epiphany but I get "package not installed" I tried from Applications menu and I got "Application state not set as installed in AppCenter for package: GNOME Web"

I looked for "Gnome Web" in Synaptics and could not find it.

Looking online didn't help.

I just want to uninstall it, it does not work, I get "Something went wrong while displaying this page. Please reload or visit a different page to continue." in every tab.

I reinstalled Elementary OS 6 and Web stopped working 10 min in.

At the same time Midori and Edge are rock solid.

  • The Gnome Web package is used by a number of applications in Elementary OS, so uninstalling it would break a great many things. Why are you trying to remove it from the system rather than setting something else as the default browser?
    – matigo
    Sep 13, 2021 at 0:22
  • Hi Matigo, if I'm not using an app in my machine I want it gone, no clutter around :-)
    – G Durand
    Sep 26, 2021 at 10:30
  • If this is an ideal you are strongly bound to, then Elementary OS — and most other Ubuntu-based derivatives — may not be for you 🤔
    – matigo
    Sep 26, 2021 at 12:04
  • I guess I'll learn to love her as it is, with her virtues and defects. It seems she also tends to get fatter with time :-)
    – G Durand
    Sep 26, 2021 at 19:19

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I got epiphany working again, after long searches in the internet, by installing the nvidia drivers for my machine. Unfortunately I cant find the instructions again but it was basically finding out what nvidia version I had and installing them via terminal.

That made epiphany work again.

Update: The AppCenter now has an Uninstall button so that did the trick.


For posterity, most of Elementary's default applications are flatpaks, since at least Odin. You can search for them with 'flatpak search PKGNAME'. I uninstalled the default web browser with 'flatpak remove epiphany'. And yeah, you can do it with the AppCenter which is pretty amazing :D. You shouldn't break anything as the required lib files are independent from the rest of the natively installed libs on your system.

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