How To Install And Use Google Chrome Browser In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Here’s how to install and use Google Chrome browser in Linux Mint / Ubuntu:

1. Go to www.google.com/chrome and choose your language. Click ‘Download Google Chrome’.

Google Chrome Download Page

2. Select your download package (32-bit *.deb or 64-bit *.deb) depending upon whether you are using 32-bit / 64-bit Linux Mint / Ubuntu. Read through ‘Google Chrome Terms of Service’ and ‘Accept and Install’ to download and save the package file.

Google Chrome - Package selection and Terms of Service

Google Chrome - Downloading and saving the package file

Google Chrome - Downloading and saving the package file

3. After the *.deb package file has been downloaded and saved, open the terminal and change the directory to where you saved the file. Now, issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

Installing Google Chrome In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Google Chrome dependency errors while installation in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

4. You can see that there were few dependency errors during the installation of Google Chrome in Linux Mint / Ubuntu. To fix these errors, issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get -f install

Fixing Google Chrome dependency errors while installation in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Fixing Google Chrome dependency errors while installation in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

5. After the installation is complete, click on ‘Menu>Internet>Google Chrome’ to start the browser.

Starting Google Chrome In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

6. Now, choose your default search engine.

Google Chrome - Choose default search engine

7. Now you can choose whether to make Google Chrome your default browser and whether to send usage statistics and crash reports to Google. Click ‘Start Google Chrome’ when done.

Making Google Chrome default browser

8. Enjoy blazing fast web surfing with Google Chrome in Linux Mint / Ubuntu!

Google Chrome running in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

 

 

7 Comments

  1. Mick says:

    All good….. Thanks it worked

  2. Mick says:

    Ok , disregard my last post…

    I too have a issue with the password. I typed the same password as I used with the log on …. but it won’t allow me to type anything??

  3. Mic says:

    Hi,

    Im stuck, and can’t understand how to change the directory….and now i have muddled up the Terminal dir— yes, I know kinda dumb.. and I’m a slow learner. Just prefer chrome to firefox.

    Here is the mess I created on the Terminal. Think I’ll leave Chrome for another day.

    Can you help me fix this up please?

    cbd@linuxmint ~ $ ls -la
    total 416
    drwxr-xr-x 28 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 23:10 .
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2012-04-19 07:24 ..
    drwx—— 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:16 .adobe
    -rw-r–r– 1 cbd cbd 220 2012-04-19 07:24 .bash_logout
    drwx—— 7 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:13 .cache
    drwxr-xr-x 13 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 23:28 .config
    drwx—— 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 .dbus
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 Desktop
    -rw-rw-r– 1 cbd cbd 31 2012-04-19 07:44 .dmrc
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 Documents
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 00:27 Downloads
    -rw——- 1 cbd cbd 16 2012-04-19 07:34 .esd_auth
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:12 .fontconfig
    drwx—— 5 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:47 .gconf
    -rw-r—– 1 cbd cbd 0 2012-04-18 23:10 .gksu.lock
    drwx—— 5 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:40 .gnome2
    drwx—— 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:36 .gnome2_private
    drwxrwxr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:14 .gstreamer-0.10
    -rw-rw-r– 1 cbd cbd 127 2012-04-19 07:44 .gtk-bookmarks
    dr-x—— 2 cbd cbd 0 2012-04-19 07:44 .gvfs
    -rw——- 1 cbd cbd 990 2012-04-19 07:44 .ICEauthority
    drwxrwxr-x 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:20 .java
    drwxrwxr-x 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:12 .libreoffice
    drwxrwxr-x 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 .linuxmint
    drwxrwxr-x 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 .local
    drwx—— 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:17 .macromedia
    drwxr-xr-x 4 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:25 .mozilla
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 Music
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 23:26 Pictures
    -rw-r–r– 1 cbd cbd 675 2012-04-19 07:24 .profile
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 Public
    drwx—— 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:44 .pulse
    -rw——- 1 cbd cbd 256 2012-04-19 07:34 .pulse-cookie
    -rw-rw-r– 1 cbd cbd 237 2012-04-18 22:11 .registry
    -rw-r–r– 1 cbd cbd 0 2012-04-18 23:10 .sudo_as_admin_successful
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 Templates
    drwx—— 4 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:38 .thumbnails
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 Videos
    -rw——- 1 cbd cbd 54 2012-04-19 07:44 .Xauthority
    -rw——- 1 cbd cbd 275281 2012-04-19 00:35 .xsession-errors
    cbd@linuxmint ~ $ cd/
    bash: cd/: No such file or directory
    cbd@linuxmint ~ $ ls -la | more
    total 416
    drwxr-xr-x 28 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 23:10 .
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2012-04-19 07:24 ..
    drwx—— 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:16 .adobe
    -rw-r–r– 1 cbd cbd 220 2012-04-19 07:24 .bash_logout
    drwx—— 7 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:13 .cache
    drwxr-xr-x 13 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 23:28 .config
    drwx—— 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 .dbus
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 Desktop
    -rw-rw-r– 1 cbd cbd 31 2012-04-19 07:44 .dmrc
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 Documents
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 00:27 Downloads
    -rw——- 1 cbd cbd 16 2012-04-19 07:34 .esd_auth
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:12 .fontconfig
    drwx—— 5 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:47 .gconf
    -rw-r—– 1 cbd cbd 0 2012-04-18 23:10 .gksu.lock
    drwx—— 5 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:40 .gnome2
    drwx—— 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:36 .gnome2_private
    drwxrwxr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:14 .gstreamer-0.10
    -rw-rw-r– 1 cbd cbd 127 2012-04-19 07:44 .gtk-bookmarks
    dr-x—— 2 cbd cbd 0 2012-04-19 07:44 .gvfs
    -rw——- 1 cbd cbd 990 2012-04-19 07:44 .ICEauthority
    drwxrwxr-x 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:20 .java
    drwxrwxr-x 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:12 .libreoffice
    drwxrwxr-x 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 .linuxmint
    drwxrwxr-x 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 .local
    drwx—— 3 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 22:17 .macromedia
    drwxr-xr-x 4 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:25 .mozilla
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 Music
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-18 23:26 Pictures
    -rw-r–r– 1 cbd cbd 675 2012-04-19 07:24 .profile
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 Public
    drwx—— 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:44 .pulse
    -rw——- 1 cbd cbd 256 2012-04-19 07:34 .pulse-cookie
    -rw-rw-r– 1 cbd cbd 237 2012-04-18 22:11 .registry
    -rw-r–r– 1 cbd cbd 0 2012-04-18 23:10 .sudo_as_admin_successful
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 Templates
    drwx—— 4 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:38 .thumbnails
    drwxr-xr-x 2 cbd cbd 4096 2012-04-19 07:34 Videos
    -rw——- 1 cbd cbd 54 2012-04-19 07:44 .Xauthority
    -rw——- 1 cbd cbd 275281 2012-04-19 00:35 .xsession-errors
    cbd@linuxmint ~ $ cd/
    bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline’
    cbd@linuxmint ~ $ cd/
    bash: cd/: No such file or directory
    cbd@linuxmint ~ $ cd/drwxr-xr-x
    bash: cd/drwxr-xr-x: No such file or directory
    cbd@linuxmint ~ $ cd /
    cbd@linuxmint / $ pwd
    /
    cbd@linuxmint / $ cd /Downloads
    bash: cd: /Downloads: No such file or directory
    cbd@linuxmint / $ cd/Downloads
    bash: cd/Downloads: No such file or directory
    cbd@linuxmint / $ cd Downloads
    bash: cd: Downloads: No such file or directory
    cbd@linuxmint / $ cd
    bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline’
    cbd@linuxmint / $ cd /
    cbd@linuxmint / $ cd –
    /
    cbd@linuxmint / $ pwd
    /
    cbd@linuxmint / $ cd-
    No command ‘cd-‘ found, did you mean:
    Command ‘cda’ from package ‘xmcd’ (universe)
    Command ‘cdb’ from package ‘tinycdb’ (main)
    Command ‘cdv’ from package ‘codeville’ (universe)
    Command ‘cdp’ from package ‘irpas’ (multiverse)
    Command ‘cdo’ from package ‘cdo’ (universe)
    Command ‘cd5′ from package ‘cd5′ (universe)
    Command ‘cdw’ from package ‘cdw’ (universe)
    cd-: command not found
    cbd@linuxmint / $

  4. brijesh says:

    I am using following command to install google chrome but it asks for the password.

    sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

    Thanks

    • admin says:

      Brijesh – use the password that you are logged in with if you haven’t specified or changed the root password.