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, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

45 comment

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

    Techs Palace

    1. 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

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

  2. 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?

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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!!

    1. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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 .

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

  12. 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?

  13. 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:

    any suggestion for this to install google chrome.

  14. 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”


    1. 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

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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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