How To Install Google Chrome In Ubuntu

This article will show you how to install google chrome on an Ubuntu Linux server.

1. Install Google Chrome Browser On Ubuntu Linux Server.

  1. Go to the google chrome download page, click the Download Chrome button to download it.
  2. Select 64 bit.deb ( For Debian/Ubuntu) radio button. Click Accept and Install button.
  3. In the next dialog, select the Save File radio button to save it to the local machine folder, then click the OK button.
  4. Open a terminal in Ubuntu.
  5. Run the below command to install the above .deb file.
    $ sudo apt install /home/ubuntu/Downloads/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
  6. After installation, you can find the google chrome web browser icon in the ubuntu server start menu bar.

2. Install The Google Chrome Browser In Ubuntu Terminal.

  1. Open the Ubuntu terminal with the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + T.
  2. Run the below wget command in the terminal to download the google chrome installer file.
    $ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    --2022-01-23 19:13:06--  https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)... 203.208.50.65
    Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)|203.208.50.65|:443... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 90862320 (87M) [application/x-debian-package]
    Saving to: ‘google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.1’
    
    google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.1              58%[==================================================================>                                                 ]  50.37M  14.1MB/s    eta 3sgoogle-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.1           100%[===============================================================================================================>]  86.65M  13.1MB/s    in 6.1s    
    
    2022-01-23 19:13:12 (14.2 MB/s) - ‘google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.1’ saved [90862320/90862320]
  3. Then run the below command to install the downloaded Google Chrome installer.
    $ sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    [sudo] password for jerry: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Note, selecting 'google-chrome-stable' instead of './google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb'
    google-chrome-stable is already the newest version (97.0.4692.99-1).
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      linux-headers-5.11.0-27-generic linux-hwe-5.11-headers-5.11.0-27 linux-image-5.11.0-27-generic linux-modules-5.11.0-27-generic linux-modules-extra-5.11.0-27-generic
    Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 80 not upgraded.

3. Start Google Chrome Web Browser In Ubuntu.

  1. You can start the Google Chrome web browser by running the command google-chrome in the terminal directly.
    $ google-chrome
    [21734:21734:0123/191929.526701:ERROR:viz_main_impl.cc(161)] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
    [21849:21849:0123/191929.781395:ERROR:viz_main_impl.cc(161)] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
    [21866:21866:0123/191929.828178:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(378)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.
    [21690:21746:0123/191932.600659:ERROR:chrome_browser_main_extra_parts_metrics.cc(227)] START: ReportBluetoothAvailability(). If you don't see the END: message, this is crbug.com/1216328.
    [21690:21746:0123/191932.600677:ERROR:chrome_browser_main_extra_parts_metrics.cc(230)] END: ReportBluetoothAvailability()
  2. You can also find the Google Chrome web browser by clicking the Ubuntu OS Show Applications button ( located at the bottom left corner of the screen ), then search the keyword google chrome in the search box, then it will show the google chrome icon below it.

4. Questions & Answers.

4.1 How To Install Google Chrome Successfully On Ubuntu 16.

4.1.1 Question1.
  1. I download the Google Chrome installer .deb file from Google’s official website.
  2. Then I try to install it from the GUI part by clicking it.
  3. But the installation failed, it does not work, can anyone tell me how can I install Google Chrome on Ubuntu successfully?
4.1.2 Answer1.
  1. Do not install Google Chrome from the GUI part, it is a very poor UX experience on Ubuntu, and it will not show detailed error messages.
  2. So you had better install it in the terminal because it will show the installation process errors to you.
  3. Generally, you can run the command dpkg -i <google-chrome-deb-file> to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu, it will list the missed dependency libraries that Google Chrome needed.
  4. And then you should install those missed dependency libraries first. In my environment, I need to install the below missing libraries that Google Chrome needs.
    sudo apt-get install gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2-common libappindicator1 libgconf-2-4 libindicator7.
  5. After installing all the missing dependency libraries, you can install Google Chrome on Ubuntu successfully.
4.1.3 Answer2.
  1. I follow the below steps to successfully install Google Chrome in Ubuntu, you can try it.
  2. Open a terminal and run the command sudo apt-get update to update Ubuntu packages.
  3. Run the below command to install the Google Chrome required libraries.
    $ sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 libgconf2-4 libindicator7 libnss3-1d libxss1
  4. Run the wget command to download the Google Chrome Ubuntu installer file to your computer’s current working folder.
    $ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
  5. When you run the above installer file, if it shows the error that tells you some Google Chrome needed libraries are not installed, then you can run the command sudo apt-get -f install to install all the Google Chrome required dependency libraries.
  6. After that, you can run the command sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb to install Google Chrome successfully.
  7. Run the command google-chrome to start Google Chrome on Ubuntu.
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