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google chrome

Post by titol » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:47 am

Hi
I try to install google chrome via a .deb file . it seems to work but impossible to launch it ?

So I tried to install it via synaptic and by this way it works fine ! But I don't have the latest version of google chrome.

Does anyone could explain me this ?

thanks a lot

sorry about my poor english

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Re: google chrome

Post by Pierre » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:18 am

had a version of chrome that was from the software library,
but wanted to update it.

trying to get any of the later chrome *.deb files to work, was difficult.
- never did get anything later than V30.x to work, successfully.

turns out, that google isn't supporting the Linux version, as much as it used to.
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Re: google chrome

Post by titol » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:56 am

Ok Pierre
Thanks a lot for your answer. However the disribution of LMDE is pretty fine and goes fast .
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Re: google chrome

Post by Pjotr » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:21 am

Pierre wrote:turns out, that google isn't supporting the Linux version, as much as it used to.
Not my experience at all... Google Chrome works flawlessly on all of my Linux machines, and gets regular updates, as always. Currently it's version 40.0.2214.94. :mrgreen:
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Re: google chrome

Post by Pierre » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:38 am

interesting - how did you < initially > install it?.
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Re: google chrome

Post by Pjotr » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:49 am

Pierre wrote:interesting - how did you < initially > install it?.
With the official .deb from here:
https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/d ... index.html
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Re: google chrome

Post by WinterTroubles » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:05 am

I'd just like to confirm Pjotr's experience with Google Chrome on my 17.1 boxes. Current Version google-chrome-stable 41.0.2272.101 on my machines, last updated/upgraded on 20th March through Update Manager, also installed (initially) from the Google site.

As I don't run LDME at present I can't comment directly on the OPs recent experience.

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Re: google chrome

Post by Pjotr » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:10 am

.... it just became version 41.0.2272.101. 8)
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Re: google chrome

Post by titol » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:44 am

I install it on a SSD that I put on a 3 years old portable pc Acer . I made a usb stick with LinuxLive USB Creator.
It was quick and no difficulties . Great distribution and very nice desktop.
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Re: google chrome

Post by mank_in » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:27 am

@titol
You should posting this in LMDE section , not in main edition.

I not using LMDE, but you can try terminal command dpkg
I forgot if LMDE use different root password like debian. But you can try :

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sudo dpkg -i filenameyoudownloadfromgoogle.deb
post the output of error .
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Re: google chrome

Post by Pjotr » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:00 am

I just discovered, that on one of my machines the Chrome repo has disappeared from the software sources.... :shock:

The Chrome on that machine didn't get updates, and now I know why. How on earth could it have disappeared from the repo list? *scratching head*

Anyway, when you have a similar problem, you can fix it like this:

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gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome-repo.list
Add these lines:

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## SOURCE FOR WEB BROWSER GOOGLE CHROME
## Only enable it when you've installed Google Chrome!
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
Save the file and close it.

Run Update Manager for retrieving the latest Chrome and you should be good to go again.
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Re: google chrome

Post by SleeperService » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:09 am

Keep in mind, if you install the Chrome stable repo and use it for the initial installation, Chrome itself will add its repo again on install. You can check this using

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sudo apt-get update
On my machine it kicked out an error that I had duplicate sources. Removing the listing in the update manager that's under additional repositories (not the one that's in the Chrome folder under repos, that's the one Chrome installs itself, although it probably doesn't matter...) will fix this error.

Also note... if the Chrome repo is down (which happened right before the last update) apt-get update will give you a bad key error (assuming the Google public key is installed)... it resolved itself for me when the repo came back online.
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Re: google chrome

Post by Cardenio » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:56 pm

WinterTroubles wrote:I'd just like to confirm Pjotr's experience with Google Chrome on my 17.1 boxes. Current Version google-chrome-stable 41.0.2272.101 on my machines, last updated/upgraded on 20th March through Update Manager, also installed (initially) from the Google site.

As I don't run LDME at present I can't comment directly on the OPs recent experience.

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+1

Installed from .deb, Chrome has worked perfectly for me for some time now. Currently on 41.0.2272.101 too.

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