CDS wrote:It seems too much complicated for new user of LMDE. Why doesn't it make easy-open,click, done! This headache makes me give up LMDE. Installation of new software isn't easy like other version of linux. Virtual box also didn't work when I installed as soon as LMDE is out. It is not cup of tea for new users.
omns wrote:There are couple different ways to achieve this task. The following are terminal and GUI based methods
Install via terminal
In a terminal run the following commands
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Add the following entry to the list.
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main
Save and exit gedit
Now run the following command
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
for the unstable development version adjust the the above to
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install google-chrome-unstable
Alternatively you can open synpatic, reload the repositories then search for and install google-chrome
Install via GUI
Download the 32 bit deb for Google Chrome from here
By default LMDE does not come with Gdebi so you will need to install it. Do this in synaptic or by running this command in a terminal
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gdebi
Now that Gdebi is installed you can right click on the installer deb that you downloaded and choose open with Gdebi Package Installer
Allow Gdebi to install the package in the usual way. You will see a warning message at the end of the install. This can be safely ignored.
A couple of extra hints
If when updating your system in the future you get an error message about the chrome repos not being able to be verified. Run the following command in a terminal(This may only apply to the GUI method)
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
Icon disappears from my favourites menu
To ensure that this doesn't occur, right click on the Mint Menu and choose Edit menu.
In the menu editor that appears check the Debian menu item so that it will appear in the all applications menu.
Use the Google Chrome icon that appears in the Debian sub-menu to add it to you favourites menu.
Edit: also added to the Mint Community tutorials http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/193
ronandiver wrote:Chrome v Chromium...are they one and the same,is one better/faster than the other and will they both get updates through Linux Mint 9's updated manager ??
bugmenotprettyplz wrote:But that doesn't remove the line inside Chrome asking about the default browser option.
omns wrote:ronandiver wrote:Chrome v Chromium...are they one and the same,is one better/faster than the other and will they both get updates through Linux Mint 9's updated manager ??
Chrome is the Google release while Chromium is the open-source version and pretty much the same thing. Chromium will update through the update manger while Chrome will update if you have added the Google Chrome repos.
myyk wrote:isn't the easiest way to install google chrome this:
search for google chrome in google, click on link that says download google chrome.... download deb file and just dpkg -i google* ????
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