20 October 2011

How to: Install Google Chrome on ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit)

I just finish installing a fresh copy of Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. One of my first thing to do is to install Google Chrome.

After download the deb file for Google Chrome 64-bit, I found out that I cannot simply run the deb file to install it. Ubuntu 11.10 kind like reject the installation.

I found the solution from http://www.google.co.uk/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=381d28fd49d3fc52&hl=en, the workaround for this is to install Google Chrome via Terminal. The instruction:

Step one: Download chrome to your Download Directory from http://www.google.com/chrome

Step Two: Open Terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T )

Step Three: Run this command:
sudo apt-get install libnspr4-0d libnss3-1d libxss1 libcurl3
I guess this step is to install some required libraries for Google Chrome.

Step Four: Run this other command (Not Optional)
sudo dpkg -i './Downloads/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb' 
For this step, please modify the command if your downloaded Google Chrome installer is not located in your Downloads folder. For me the Google Chrome installer is located under my Desktop, so the command will be:
sudo dpkg -i '/home/tph/Desktop/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb'

Step Five: Hit the "Super" Key and search for Chrome.

After following all the steps, I had my Google Chrome running nicely under my Ubuntu 11.10. Thanks to Luke Woods.

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