Ubuntu Linux: Install Google Chrome Browser Command

I am unable to find Google Chrome Browser in Ubuntu software center. How do I install Google Chrome in Ubuntu version 12.04 LTS or v13.04 using command line options?

You can get a fast, free web browser from Google. You will find binary packages for the Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora/openSUSE Linux. In this, tutorial I am going to explain how to install Chrome browser in three simple steps.
Tutorial details
Difficulty Intermediate (rss)
Root privileges Yes
Requirements apt-get/bash
Time 10m

Method #1: Install Google Chrome Using GUI

You need to visit the following url to grab the .deb file. Make sure you download 64 bit .deb version (there is no 32 bit version available).

=> Download Chrome Browser

Fig.01: Download Google Chrome bit deb package for Ubuntu Linux

Click on accept and install. Next you will get a screen as follows:

Fig.02: Open Google Chroma with “Software install”

Click on the install button:

Fig.03: Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu using GUI

When prompted enter your password for installation:

Fig.04: Finishing installation by providing your password

And there you have it, Google Chrome just installed using the GUI method.

Method #2: Download qnd install 64 bit version using the command line

Open a terminal (press CTRL-ALT-t and type the following wget command to grab .deb file:
$ cd /tmp
$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Sample outputs:

--2017-10-02 12:48:28--  https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)...,,, ...
Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 65267668 (62M) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb’
google-chrome-stable_ 100%[========================>]  62.24M   897KB/s    in 78s     
2017-10-02 12:49:46 (820 KB/s) - ‘google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb’ saved [65267668/65267668]

Type the following command to install 64 bit version:
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Sample outputs:

Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
(Reading database ... 241631 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking google-chrome-stable (61.0.3163.100-1) ...
Setting up google-chrome-stable (61.0.3163.100-1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide /usr/bin/x-www-browser (x-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser (gnome-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide /usr/bin/google-chrome (google-chrome) in auto mode
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3+17.04.20170406-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...

A note about fixing “errors were encountered while processing” error

You may get an error that read as follows:

Fig.02: Errors were encountered while processing

Type the following command to fix the error and install Chrome:
$ sudo apt-get -f install

How do I use Google Chrome?

Simply type the following command:
google-chrome https://www.cyberciti.biz/

Or use GUI option > Press Windows key > Type Google or Chrome in unity search bar:

Fig.03: Starting Google Chrome browser

So there you have it-the ultimate and fast Google Chrome running on Ubuntu Linux:

Fig.04: Google Chrome in action

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This tutorial is also available in a quick video format:

Video 01: HowTo: Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu Linux Using apt-get Command Line
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74 comments… add one
  • me Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:16

    This article Was very Helpfull
    Now I can use google-chrome in my Ubuntu^_^

  • yash Sep 16, 2014 @ 15:14

    $ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    dpkg: error processing archive google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb (–install):
    cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:

  • Gabriel Fernández Oct 10, 2014 @ 15:45

    Thank you very much for the explanation. I’m a newbie in Linux and your page helped me. Regards.

  • Maroman Dec 26, 2014 @ 11:30

    it’s easier to install chrome with gdebi instead just dpkg; gdebi finds all dependencies and no strange tricks are needed. additionally for privacy reasons it’s good to change search engine to prevent sending info to google. ixquick/startpage works fine.

  • khan Feb 14, 2015 @ 6:08

    Hi experts,
    I have tried installing chrome 64 bit for ubantu in GUI its not showing any action and also tried in terminal what to do to get fixed.


  • Adron Apr 2, 2015 @ 22:14

    Thank a lot for this information! :)

  • Nina Jul 13, 2015 @ 18:21

    Perfect. Thanks!

  • Dakesh Kumar sahu Jul 25, 2015 @ 10:08

    Thanks you very much..Its realy helpful..

  • Pramod Soni Aug 3, 2015 @ 7:30

    Thank You dear………………Now I m using google chrome

  • Anonymous Dec 4, 2015 @ 18:27

    Are you able to get themes with this?

  • primeris Dec 25, 2015 @ 5:23

    Thanks a!

    • Asha Yadav Jan 19, 2016 @ 5:21

      Thanks, it’s very easy steps to use

  • captain Feb 11, 2016 @ 14:07

    /tmp$ sudo apt-get -f install
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Correcting dependencies… Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 184 MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
    (Reading database … 175377 files and directories currently installed.)
    **Removing google-chrome-stable (48.0.2564.109-1) …**
    Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.4-1) …
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu1) …
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu3) …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.2~bzr0+15.10.20150627.1-0ubuntu1) …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index…
    Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58ubuntu1) …

  • Mehul Sharma Apr 5, 2016 @ 10:50

    thanks i’m using chrome

  • Thomas Oct 23, 2016 @ 3:56

    I have to say, i love it when the tutorial is so accurate that it includes “here are the problems you’re going to run into, fix them with this” :D
    (thanks for the apt-get -f install)

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