Linux Install Google Chrome Browser [ Ubuntu, Suse, Debian, Fedora ]

by on January 6, 2010 · 46 comments· LAST UPDATED January 6, 2010

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How do I install Google Chrome browser under Linux operating systems? How do I install google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb or google-chrome-beta_current_x86_64.rpm file under Linux?

Google Chrome is another web browser which runs web pages and applications with lightning speed due to its superior JavaScript rendering engine.

Step #1: Download Chrome Browser

Visit this url and download the package for Linux desktop.

Fig.01: Please select your download package format

Fig.01: Please select your download package format

Save .deb or .rpm package at /tmp directory.

Step #2: Install Google Chrome Browser

Open the terminal and type the following command to install the same under Debian or Ubuntu Linux:

cd /tmp
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb

If you are using Suse or Fedora Linux, enter:

rpm -ivh google-chrome-beta_current_x86_64.rpm

How Do I Run Google Chrome Browser?

You can launch Google Chrome browser by visiting the Application > Internet > Google Chrome. Or type the following command at a bash prompt:

google-chrome &
Fig.02: Linux Google Chrome In Action

Fig.02: Linux Google Chrome In Action

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1 Techs Palace January 6, 2010 at 9:10 am

Why don’t you double click instead of opening terminal and typing funny commands.
Common dude, Linux is for Human Beings.

Techs Palace
(not only Ubuntu blog)


2 Gogo March 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

You know how a human being would interact by an OS…by saying(typing) what it wants…instead of pointing to funny things like a monkey..smartypants


3 whatr March 23, 2012 at 12:13 am

If double clicking is easier,I do not see why one should avoid from it. Let’s face it. From the perspective of an average user, using a command line just to download an otherwise easily-downloadable program does not make any sense and would indeed look “funny.” Of course, from the perspective of geeks like us who just love the way linux functions, using command lines which interacts directly with OS may sound more sensible; however, you have to understand that there are also people who do not see the beauty of CL and prefer other solutions.


4 GGG KILLER April 14, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Well, when i logged in with root user, it wouldnt work installing it by double-clicking, with this solution, it worked perfectly.


5 raghib January 6, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Linux Install MP3 player please tell me the necessary rpm .


6 rocky April 17, 2014 at 10:33 am

Dear raghib

First Dowloard wine…….

pls follow this link

if you have any probleam ask me ……


7 Dariusz January 6, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I am waiting till google will create Linux repository for google-chrome.
Linux version of chrome lacks build in update mechanism, which you can find in M$ version. Probably we have to wait for it till next release.
How different is chrome from chromium?


8 Aaqil Mahmood January 6, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Google chrome has become my fav browser in linux, firefox was always eating memory, Google must update google chrome for linux frequently :(


9 Shahmat Dahlan January 15, 2010 at 4:02 am

Techs Palace,

I think he can do as he pleases, there’s more than one way to install the google chrome browses, since you down own this blog, go and write one for yourself and put a link here as reference.


10 Nishit May 5, 2010 at 6:42 am



11 bru April 6, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Thanks!!! But I have one problem I don’t have google chrome’s icon under Application > Internet


12 rocky April 17, 2014 at 10:37 am

Dear bru,

Open yout terminal and write this command
[root@localhost ~]# firefox


13 shahmatd April 17, 2014 at 10:16 pm

don’t you ever read the title? it says google chrome.


14 rom April 20, 2011 at 5:17 am

when the commands r given, it asks for password… but iam not able to type it..when i type the password, nothing is getting printed on the screen..
when i press enter it says -try again…
this appears on the screen and after that u cant type anything!!


15 Shahmat September 16, 2011 at 5:05 am

Do you know what your password is? If you can just recall the password that you set for the account you used to login, use that


16 rocky April 17, 2014 at 10:41 am

Dear rom,

Follow this command

# su –
Password ********

### and after that your Applicasion run


17 shahmatd April 17, 2014 at 10:16 pm

there is a thing called sudo, if you don’t know it, learn


18 Nishchit May 27, 2011 at 9:17 am

thanx. for the help


19 craze June 9, 2011 at 11:46 am

Thanks! I’ve been typing all manner of silly variations of “google” and “chrome” and getting no results or being asked if I want to install Googlizer.


20 papasd July 23, 2011 at 5:14 am

Hello everybody, i wanna ask one question – Im on Debian x64 and i wanna install Chrome on it but when i run the terminal type the command ok but when i type the passwork it says:
papasd is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

Please, tell me how to fix this problem cuz i really want Google Chrome!


21 rocky April 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

Dear papasd,

To edit the sudoers file, you first need to be root. My guess, from this question, is that you have not enabled root access for your installation, correct?


22 shashank August 16, 2011 at 1:10 am

Definitely i install via software manager rather than commands!


23 nitish September 15, 2011 at 8:01 pm

when i run command rpm -ivh google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm it gives an error as: lsb >= 4.0 is needed by google-chrome-stable-13.0.782.220-99552.i386

i am using Fedora 13


24 Shahmat September 16, 2011 at 5:07 am

Check to see what version of lsb do you have maybe. Try rpm -a | grep lsb


25 janrey November 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm

how to install chrome browser?


26 rocky April 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

Dear janrey,

Pls follow this link

#su –
Password ****

# rpm -ivh google-chrome-*


27 Arsalan December 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Thanks! This info really helped me.


28 Ahmed Adel January 4, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Thank you very much
it works


29 tom February 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm

doesnt work
mine is debian 32 bit cud u also tell how to install skype


30 horsehung March 5, 2012 at 1:22 am

I visited here because I need to find out how to
start chrome from the bash prompt in ubuntu
because I am using xmonad , and I don’t
know if you can even start a program
by clicking the mouse in xmonad . I am glad someone
someone knows how to use bash to start a program
or I wouldn’t be able to find out how to do it by asking them if they didn’t know how to do it .


31 fran March 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm



32 king June 6, 2012 at 11:54 am

please will you update this quistion to current version……..i used this but it say not found…….,


33 Techie Archives August 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Nice tutorial !!! thanks !!!!


34 Jingles August 25, 2012 at 10:50 am

I have followed all instructions correctly, and it does not work. I type in all the command lines, and it says that there were errors while processing. Please Hhankselp?


35 rocky April 17, 2014 at 11:06 am

Dear jingles,

first remove all downloads chrome rpm *
# rm -rf google-chrome-*

And follow this link

and set your IP TABLE and SElinux permission,

#rpm -ivh google-chrome-* ask my


36 Varun April 2, 2013 at 6:37 am


i m trying to install google chrome on Ubuntu but when i run command “sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb” it gives output ” dpkg: error processing google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb (–install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:

any suggestion for this to install google chrome.


37 rocky April 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

Dear varun

First you log in root user
# su –
password ********
#sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb*

if u have any probleam than ask me ……


38 Jordan Tay May 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I tried this on Fedora and all i got in reply from terminal was “error: open of google-chrome-beta_current_x86_64.rpm failed: No such file or directory”

and i tried opening it with software installer but all i had was “File is not valid”



39 rocky April 17, 2014 at 10:18 am

Dear jordan ,

write command
# rm -rf google-chrome-*
#downlord new google-chrome it’s 45 to 47 MB
# rpm -ivh gooogle-chrome*

enter this command
….. if u have any probleam than ask me


40 s b pandey May 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

my “cron.daily” file is not downloaded with google chrome folder please tell can i get it from any site??


41 rocky April 17, 2014 at 10:27 am

Dear sb pandey

first you check your systeam size

# root@localhost ~]# uname -m

and follow this link

………If you have any problem than ask me


42 Chaotic Cobalt May 14, 2013 at 12:04 am

I have tried running package to no avail. It saying that the package is broken. I have made multiple attempts and redownloaded it several time after blowing away the broken package with gksudo synaptic. It appears that they are distributing a broken package.


43 s b pandey May 15, 2013 at 10:52 am

do any body knows on which site they are distributing??


44 barry mohney November 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm

this is all great but i can only find debs no rpm for chrome.where is the rpm for open susue
please help


45 rocky April 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

simple ‘
# cd google-chrome
# ls -ld
drwxr-xr-x root root file,name


46 nileshj December 16, 2013 at 7:54 am

when i run command rpm -ivh google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm it gives an error as: lsb >= 4.0 is needed by google-chrome-stable-13.0.782.220-99552.i386


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