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

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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

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

45 comment

      1. 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.

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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…
    [sudo]user_password
    this appears on the screen and after that u cant type anything!!

  4. 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!

  5. 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 .

  6. Hi

    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:
    google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb”

    any suggestion for this to install google chrome.

  7. 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”

    help???

  8. 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.

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