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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby CDS on Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:35 am

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.
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby cliste on Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:52 pm

This really isn't a problem anymore. Chromium is available in the software manager now :)
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby knireis on Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:54 am

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.


I downloaded virtualbox for lenny 32 bit from the virtualbox.org website and it installs fine in lmde.
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby CDS on Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:24 am

Chrome software is there, Virtualbox works! Somebody also explained how to install downloaded softwares.Sounds promising. I have got LMDE that I installed in USB. That LMDE ISo was downloaded as soon as it was out. Do you think I should download new ISO or is it the same as before without any change? I am more convinced after reading the forum.
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby msuggs on Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:37 pm

CDS wrote:is it the same as before without any change?

That is correct.
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby CDS on Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:44 am

Thank you for the information. I am back to LMDE now. I downloaded chrome, installed it, but still hiding viewing from it. Anyway, I got chromium as you guys pointed out. It works. Update of software also works (about 500+). It took me from morning till evening. So far so good. I am happy again. I will explore more from now. Thanks forum members.
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby dnmint on Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:25 pm

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.

Enjoy :)

Edit: also added to the Mint Community tutorials http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/193

Very useful. Thanks
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby CDS on Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:28 am

@omns
Thank you. I got chrome, chromium, my dictionary shown now. This is great. I started loving LMDE.
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby ronandiver on Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:50 pm

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 ??
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby msuggs on Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:35 am

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.

hth :)
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby bugmenotprettyplz on Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:02 am

How to set Google Chrome as the default browser?
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby zole052 on Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:26 am

bugmenotprettyplz wrote:How to set Google Chrome as the default browser?

Menu > Preferences > Preferred Aplications
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby bugmenotprettyplz on Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:19 am

But that doesn't remove the line inside Chrome asking about the default browser option.

Will it work anyways?
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby msuggs on Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:10 pm

bugmenotprettyplz wrote:But that doesn't remove the line inside Chrome asking about the default browser option.

Just choose the option for Chrome to not ask that question again.
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby mfdemicco on Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:03 pm

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.

hth :)


I gave up on Chromium because it's often not updated regularly in the repository (most likely due to the Debian freeze). It seems to be kept up to date in the Ubuntu editions, though.
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby gotjazz on Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:06 pm

hrm something else - isn't chrome itself being a bit behind atm? http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/ the beta and stable updates from 4 days ago are still not on google's own debian repo.
Or was this a windows only release? if so the blog should've said so....
(just being impatient here because this is where I can switch to stable with having switched from dev to beta before)
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby myyk on Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:54 am

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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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby mads on Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:28 pm

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* ????

:lol: You should be careful pointing out the easiest ways. Last time someone did that was approximately 2000 years ago.
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby petrherynk on Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:03 pm

I completely agree with the easiest way. Solutions at the begining of this topic are too complicated.
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Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Postby fertorresf on Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:34 am

Why doesn't just install Chrome using the .deb available?

$ dpkg -i .....deb?

I did it with no problems...
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