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How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:25 am
by RedWagon
The Google Chrome for Linux beta has become quite usable and is now the default browser for my desktop and netbook. Flash does not work yet, but everything else (so far) works great. I wouldn't uninstall Firefox yet, but it's definitely worth trying out. BTW, the same repo works for 64 bit and 32 bit.

add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list

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# Google software repository
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main
download the key:
https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

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sudo apt-key add linux_signing_key.pub
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-chrome
Look in MintMenu -> Internet for Google Chrome. Enjoy!

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:31 am
by Kaye
A nice and easy guide. I like it :)

I loved Chrome on Windows, but until flash support is added I'll be sticking with firefox. Also, I don't really love how it doesn't retain window border settings (ie. I have my window controls on the left, but Chrome leaves them on the right). For now the repo is sitting in my sources getting dusty, but I'm sure it'll come into full use some day soon :)

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:41 am
by darco
RedWagon wrote:The Google Chrome for Linux beta has become quite usable and is now the default browser for my desktop and netbook. Flash does not work yet, but everything else (so far) works great. I wouldn't uninstall Firefox yet, but it's definitely worth trying out. BTW, the same repo works for 64 bit and 32 bit.

add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list

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# Google software repository
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main
download the key:
https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

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sudo apt-key add linux_signing_key.pub
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-chrome
Look in MintMenu -> Internet for Google Chrome. Enjoy!
Well theres Chrome and Chromium....Chromium is the Open Source project and the Chrome browser is being developed by Google.
Flash works just fine in Chromium but no java support yet. (im sure flash probably works in Chrome too, just needs some tweaking)..
Also a x64 bit browser is in the works and should be out soon.
I am running the x32 Chromium in my Mint 7 x64 using an x32 flash player...Its by far the fastest browser out there and I love it!

darco

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:11 am
by RedWagon
hmm... are you using the daily builds?

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:21 am
by darco

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:41 pm
by terrorblader
Great how-to!I was looking for Chrome today and did not find anything except some page where they said that it is a work in progress , no download link.
Very usefull!
Now to try the browser!

Edit : Ouch , Firefox has some serious competition!Chrome is a lot faster!

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:02 pm
by Gumbotron
i suggest you get chromium than chrome. flash works in chromium and its opensource.

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:18 pm
by RedWagon
The only problem with Chromium is that any time I try to change the theme from that god-awful blue I get a segmentation fault and the program crashes.

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:18 pm
by darco
Strange, no problem here.....

darco

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:57 pm
by vrkalak
I have been using Googles new Chromium browser for Linux for the past month.

I was included on a free CD in the Linux Format magazine . . . installed it into LinuxMint-7 with no problems.

I has crashed on me a couple of times in the past month. But, came back up, rather quickly.

I, too have changed the theme colours and fonts.
I like that as Open Source software, Chromium is customisable in most every way.

And . . . the Chromium browser is . . . is stupid fast!! :shock:

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:21 am
by RedWagon
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Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:15 am
by darco
heh...just wanted to show off the theme....

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Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:09 pm
by salixman
hmmm... well, i added the source list to synaptic, then downloaded the key. but when I put the code into the terminal to add the key it said it couldn't find it. Am I missing something? Oh, and pot kills brain cells.

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:15 pm
by salixman
I'll try chromium again, but when i ran it last (In ubuntu) I had issues with frequent crashes. But that was an older release.

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:02 pm
by Copa360
An easier way - Go here:

http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel

Scroll down the page until you see the Linux section, then click on the appropriate .deb package (either 32 or 64-bit). It will then install Chrome on your system, plus add the Chrome repos so it stays up to date.

Worked like a charm for me! 8)

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:03 pm
by lagagnon
Kaye wrote:I loved Chrome on Windows, but until flash support is added I'll be sticking with firefox.
Flash works : http://maketecheasier.com/enable-flash- ... 2009/08/19

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:43 pm
by Kaye
Well, I take back what I've said before. Looks like even the unstable Flash support is very stable, definitely good enough for everyday use. I've been using Chrome for about a week now and I'm loving it :)

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:23 am
by SxFlare
Chromium has become my main web browser, the flash works great (with all the error messages popping up on the terminal :D)
It was noticeably faster than Firefox and has a better feel than Opera, only beef I have is that I miss my customized hotkeys in Opera (no more one-handed websurfing on keyboard for certain sites)
And I gotta love the Developer Tools that comes with Chromium too, it's like using old-time Dreamweaver when inspecting code and design split view.

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:47 pm
by aehjr1
I tried the installation as per Redwagon's instructions. It loaded well, but failed to import any bookmarks from Shiretoko. Those are the ones I really wanted, too. The only import option was (directly?) from Firefox, but even as my barebones Firefox 3.0 default install has several bookmarks, so why the import failed I can only guess.

Until Chrome can import bookmarks from an HTML file, it won't get a first glance from me. Happy for y'all, though. :)

Re: How To: Google Chrome for Linux

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:33 am
by lagagnon
aehjr1 wrote:Until Chrome can import bookmarks from an HTML file, it won't get a first glance from me. Happy for y'all, though. :)
It is still a Beta version - you can't expect everything to work. The Chrome developers would like your feedback - that is what Beta version in the open source community is all about.