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Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. Google Chrome team proudly announced the release of Google Chrome 34 on April 8, 2014. The actual version is 34.0.1847.116 for Linux/Mac OS X and Windows operating system. This new version bundled with a number of exciting fixes, features and improvements, including:

  1. Responsive Images and Unprefixed Web Audio.
  2. Import supervised users onto new machines.
  3. Added a few of latest apps/extension APIs.
  4. A unique look for Win8 Metro mode.
  5. Number of under the hood enhancements for stability and performance.

If you would like to know more other cool features of this release, please visit at Google’s Chrome Features.

Install Google Chrome in Linux

Install Google Chrome in Linux


In our earlier articles we have shown you how to install latest released Opera Browser 12.00 and Firefox 26 versions. In this tutorial we will show you how we have practically installed Google Chrome 34 browser in one of our CentOS 6.5 server using Google’s own repository with Yum tool. By using repository you will keep your Chrome browser up-to-date. However, it should also work on RHEL 6.5/6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6.0, CentOS 6.5/6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6.0 and Fedora 20,19,18,17,16,15 versions as well.

Step 1: Enable Google YUM repository

Create a file called /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo and add the following lines of code to it.

[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

Step 2: Installing Chrome Web Browser

Download and Install Chrome Web Browser with yum command. It will automatically install all dependencies.

# yum install google-chrome-stable

Update : Sadly, the Google Chrome browser no longer supports the most famous commercial distribution Red Hat and its free clones such as CentOS and Scientific Linux.

Yes, they’ve discontinued support for RHEL 6.X version as of Google Chrome and on other side, latest Firefox and Opera browsers run successfully on the same platforms.

Luckily, there is a script developed by Richard Lloyd, that automatically download and install latest Google Chrome browser by picking libraries from a more recent released distro and put those libraries in (/opt/google/chrome/lib) directory and then you can able to run Google Chrome on CentOS 6.X version.

# wget http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/install_chrome.sh
# chmod u+x install_chrome.sh
# ./install_chrome.sh
Sample Output
Google Chrome Installer 2.00 on the i686 platform
(C) Richard K. Lloyd 2013 <rklloyd@gmail.com>

*** Checking for an update to install_chrome.sh ...

--2013-07-18 17:27:02--  http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/version.dat
Resolving chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk... 193.110.246.53
Connecting to chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk|193.110.246.53|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 5 [text/plain]
Saving to: âversion.datâ

100%[===================================================================================================================>] 5           --.-K/s   in 0s

2013-07-18 17:27:02 (264 KB/s) - âversion.datâ

*** install_chrome.sh is already the latest version (2.00) - continuing ...

*** Determining latest Google Chrome version number ...

Step 3: Starting Chrome Web Browser

Start browser with non-root user.

# google-chrome &
Google Chrome Startup Screen

Google Chrome Startup Screen

Welcome screen of Chrome web browser.

Google Chrome Welcome Screen

Google Chrome Welcome Screen

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Exploring www.tecmint.com in Google Chrome

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That’s it, enjoy browsing with Chrome and do let me know your browsing experience with Chrome via comments.

Ravi Saive

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104 Responses

  1. Chandan says:

    give error :Startup refusing to run as root.
    logout

    in redhat 6.0 64 bit

  2. karthick says:

    How can I install this google chrome version on CentOS 5.8?

  3. M says:

    I got:
    Failed to move to new PID namespace: Operation not permitted

    Any idea how to fix that? Seems to be a problem with the sandbox.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      This can be fixed by using the following command.

      chcon -t usr_t /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox
      
      • M says:

        Thanks for the reply but I’m not running SELinux so chcon doesn’t help.

        (Tried it before checking if SELinux is active and got
        chcon: can’t apply partial context to unlabeled file `/opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox’)

  4. mallik says:

    I tried the above process and i am getting the below error after starting the browser

    (google-chrome:5012): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0

    [2]+ Exit 1 google-chrome

  5. Brian M Collins says:

    Worked perfect with CentOS 6.4 64-bit.

    Thanks!

  6. sanlegas says:

    i not cant
    yum install google-chrome-stable
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * base: centos.icyboards.com
    * c6-media:
    * extras: centos.webxcreen.org
    * updates: centos.webxcreen.org
    file:///media/CentOS/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/CentOS/repodata/repomd.xml
    Trying other mirror.
    file:///media/cdrecorder/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/cdrecorder/repodata/repomd.xml
    Trying other mirror.
    file:///media/cdrom/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/cdrom/repodata/repomd.xml
    Trying other mirror.
    Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: c6-media. Please verify its path and try again

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Have you correctly added chrome repository? because i see from the error that media repo is loading. disable that centos.repo and try to load from the chrome repo.

      • sanlegas says:

        yes i Have correctly add chrome repository, ando how disable centos.repo?
        thanks

        • Ravi Saive says:

          Sorry, my mistake disable media .repo by making enable=1 to enable=0. and try again the command.

          • srinath says:

            Package google-chrome-stable.i386 0:26.0.1410.63-192696 set to be updated
            –> Processing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.11) for package: google-chrome-stable
            –> Processing Dependency: libcurl.so.4 for package: google-chrome-stable
            —> Package redhat-lsb.i386 0:4.0-2.1.4.el5 set to be updated
            –> Finished Dependency Resolution
            Error: Missing Dependency: libcurl.so.4 is needed by package google-chrome-stable
            Error: Missing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.11) is needed by package google-chrome-stable

          • Ravi Saive says:

            Google Chrome is not compatible with RHEL/CentOS 5 (5.7). So, the only way to get this running, you must go with newer version (i.e CentOS 6).

  7. Rana says:

    i install crome in rhel6…and edit /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome %U to /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome –user-data-dir %U to run as root….but every time i open crome it open another tab listing index of /root/

  8. Genefer says:

    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * base: mirror.nbrc.ac.in
    * elrepo: mirror.solvention.de
    * epel: http://ftp.riken.jp
    * extras: mirror.nbrc.ac.in
    * rpmfusion-free-updates: mirror.proserve.nl
    * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: mirror.proserve.nl
    * updates: mirror.nbrc.ac.in
    Setting up Install Process
    No package google-chrome-stable available.
    Error: Nothing to do

    Please help me to resolve this..

    • Ravi Saive says:

      The error itself explaining that you haven’t added google-chrome repo. Please follow the installation steps correctly and try again.

  9. marcus says:

    Error: Package: google-chrome-stable-28.0.1500.52-207119.i386 (google)
    Requires: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)
    You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
    You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

  10. jamie says:

    no package provides lsb >= 4.0 ?

    Tried installing manually

    glibc_lsb (2.3.6-2pclos2007)
    lsb (4.0-1pclos2010)
    lsb-core (4.0-1pclos2010)
    vim-enhanced (7.3.338-4pclos2012)

    and am met with endless impossible to fix loop of dep problems. Why does it care if I have vim-enhanced? Its an unnecessary old viewer. Its the last dependency that if installed then needs ruby, ruby needs ruby-libs, then from there it never ends with more. I would have a new distro when done. None of these packages are on the pclinux distros (there are no usa distros any more either).

    when I ask it tells me I have LSB 3.* installed.

    Forcing deps on the vim-enhanced just to get the other files to install jams the package manager. It claims broken packages of everything above:

    [root@localhost jamiemurphy]# apt-get –fix-broken install
    Reading Package Lists… Done
    Building Dependency Tree… Done
    Correcting dependencies… Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    glibc_lsb (2.3.6-2pclos2007)
    lsb (4.0-1pclos2010)
    lsb-core (4.0-1pclos2010)
    vim-enhanced (7.3.338-4pclos2012)
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 removed and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B of archives.
    After unpacking 1979kB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
    Committing changes…
    Preparing ############################## [100%]
    Cleaning up / removing
    lsb-4.0-1pclos2010.i586 ############################## [100%]
    glibc_lsb-2.3.6-2pclos2007.i586 ############################## [100%]
    lsb-core-4.0-1pclos2010.i586 ############################## [100%]
    vim-enhanced-7.3.338-4pclos2012.i586 ############################## [100%]
    Done.

    OMG this is so aggrivating I am going to switch to debian, or another distro that doesnt constantly force you to install a new clean install of the upgrade every year, or have endless updates that wind up destroying the os (Fedora, just gave up on it)

    Thanks,
    -Jamie

  11. nicolas says:

    [root@localhost google-chrome.repo]# yum install google-chrome-stable
    Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager
    Updating Red Hat repositories.
    Setting up Install Process
    No package google-chrome-stable available.
    Error: Nothing to do

    healp pliis

  12. emb3dd3d says:

    version 28 requires a newer glibc package, not on centos 5.x or 6.x

    Resolving Dependencies
    –> Running transaction check
    —> Package google-chrome-stable.i386 0:28.0.1500.52-207119 will be installed
    –> Processing Dependency: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15) for package: google-chrome-stable-28.0.1500.52-207119.i386
    –> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Error: Package: google-chrome-stable-28.0.1500.52-207119.i386 (google-chrome)
    Requires: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)

  13. Larz says:

    I save so much time using Linux! It’s so easy to install software!

    • Larz says:

      Error: Package: google-chrome-stable-28.0.1500.71-209842.x86_64 (google64)
      Requires: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)(64bit)
      You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem

      • Ravi Saive says:

        Your current operating system is not supported to install Chrome, do a upgrade

        • Mike says:

          I have upgraded to the latest version of RHEL 6. Same result.

          To “upgrade” to one of the unstable “supported” Linux distributions would be unwise, based on other software supported by RHEL 6.

  14. Sanjay says:

    OS is latest CentOS6.3, still the issue:
    Package google-chrome-stable.x86_64 0:28.0.1500.71-209842 will be installed
    –> Processing Dependency: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)(64bit) for package: google-chrome-stable-28.0.1500.71-209842.x86_64

    This is because the libstdc++ does not support GLIBCXX_3.4.15.

    Any work around ?

    ~Sanjay

  15. I have created a shell script you can download from here:

    http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/

    When run, it will download and install the latest Chrome (28 at the time of writing) and also download/extract some libraries from various Fedora 15 RPMs. Once it’s run successfully, the google-chrome command will run Chrome 28 OK for me on my 64-bit CentOS 6.4 system.

  16. Durval says:

    Hi,

    +1 for Richard Lloyd’s install_chrome.sh script: worked wonders here on my Springdale EL6 x86_64 notebook.

    Thanks Richard!

    Cheers,

    Durval.

  17. David Torres says:

    Thanks so much, for my work I have to keep 2-3 different browsers open at once and I have so many things configured for each I didn’t want to have to abandon Chrome. This worked perfectly! Thanks again!

  18. Claudio says:

    Hi
    I’v used the script on my 32bit CentOS 6.4 (kernel 3.9), it installed Chrome 28.0.1500.71, but doesn’t work. Is not browsing, even “Settings”.

    http://i.imgur.com/X8WePIJ.png
    http://i.imgur.com/rJtMzUG.png

    Can anyone help me?

  19. In case you prefer to have the dependency libraries in a regular RPM package I’ve created a spec file for building a chrome-deps package. It’s available from github:
    https://github.com/adamel/chrome-deps

  20. Tausif says:

    Hi,

    I don’t have direct internet connect. let me know is there any way to install google-chrome on RHEL 6.4 64bit.

    Regards,
    Tausif

  21. CyberT says:

    I ran this script and got this error any suggestions:

    /opt/google/chrome/chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libglib-2.0.so.0: failed to map segment from shared object: Permission denied

  22. Tausif says:

    I have download rpm file but it’s too much dependency required. Is there any package file is available on internet please share URL…

    Regards,
    Tausif

    • Ravi Saive says:

      NO, there is no such offline package available to install, you must connected to internet to download Chrome with all needed packages.

  23. Rosanna Sordo says:

    Hi, I run the script on my centos 6.3, but then I launch google-chrome command, this is what I get

    /opt/google/chrome/chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libglib-2.0.so.0: failed to map segment from shared object: Permission denied

  24. frank says:

    /usr/bin/google-chrome: symbol lookup error: /usr/bin/google-chrome: undefined symbol: _XGetRequest

    [1]+ Exit 127 google-chrome

  25. Just a note that version 4.01 of my script sorts out previous issues listed here. The _XGetRequest problem is because you are running a pre-6.4 CentOS (6.4 updated libX11 to 1.5, which fixes the symbol issue). My script now asks you to update your CentOS install to at least 6.4 and recommends you don’t run Chrome until you do.

    BTW, I tried CentOS 6.0 unpatched in a VM the other day and it has all sorts of problems (including more issues with Chrome) – even metacity was crashing literally all the time!

  26. dylan says:

    a very good news,thank you~

  27. joel says:

    Very good great contribution! thanks

  28. Marcos says:

    The script is so good congratulations , but it fails at the end when calling rpmdev-setuptree
    i tried to install rpmdevtools but it not installs because dependence problems .

    elfutils-0.152-1.el6.x86_64 from RHEL-63-x86_64
    elfutils-libs-0.152-1.el6.x86_64 from RHEL-63-x86_64
    rpm-build-4.8.0-27.el6.x86_64 from RHEL-63-x86_64
    rpmdevtools-7.5-1.el6.noarch from RHEL-63-x86_64

    • I haven’t seen those dependency issues on the test environments (which now include 32-bit platforms and Scientific Linux), Marcos. It may be you’ve added third-party repos that clash. If you’re running a 6.3 release, I’d recommend a “yum update” to 6.4 before you try running my script again, since you’ll need 6.4 to run Google Chrome 28 or later.

  29. emb3dd3d says:

    The script worked perfect after setting the selinux context.. Thanx a bunch..

  30. Has just worked like a charm with an older (64-bit) desktop on CentOS 6.4. Thanks – I know the user will ask for it.

  31. xulinc says:

    Hi, when I run google-chrome on CentOS6.4 , a message came out like this “/usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: ELF load command past end of file” ,help me please.

  32. Christine says:

    hi!

    I have followed all the steps above. I can see chrome being installed but when I run the command google-chrome & it says command not found.

  33. Thank you, here functioned normally, CentOS 6.4

  34. Mohit Mathur says:

    Thank you for the awesome solution .
    I use Ubuntu , CentOS6.4 as double boot.
    I use CentOS for KVM .
    I use Ubuntu 12.04 for tremendous graphical experience, which no other OS apart from MAC gives .

  35. ManInJapan says:

    Script works perfectly, chrome runs fine so far on Oracle Linux 6.4 using Unbreakable Enterprise kernel.

  36. jeeva says:

    root@localhost Desktop]# google-chrome &
    [1] 4117
    [root@localhost Desktop]# /usr/bin/google-chrome: symbol lookup error: /usr/bin/google-chrome: undefined symbol: _XGetRequest

    what should b done!!!please hlp

  37. Dani says:

    It didn’t work on CentOS 6.4! Could you help me?

    It displays this error:

    ERROR: Failed to compile/install /opt/google/chrome/lib/unset_var.so – aborted

    and then it automaticly removes chrome via yum:

    *** Uninstalling google-chrome-stable …

    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
    Setting up Remove Process
    Resolving Dependencies
    –> Running transaction check
    —> Package google-chrome-stable.x86_64 0:29.0.1547.65-220622 will be erased
    –> Finished Dependency Resolution
    google-chrome | 951 B 00:00

    Dependencies Resolved

    ============================================================================================================================
    Package Arch Version Repository Size
    ============================================================================================================================
    Removing:
    google-chrome-stable x86_64 29.0.1547.65-220622 installed 160 M

    Transaction Summary
    ============================================================================================================================
    Remove 1 Package(s)

    Installed size: 160 M
    Downloading Packages:
    Running rpm_check_debug
    Running Transaction Test
    Transaction Test Succeeded
    Running Transaction
    Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.
    Erasing : google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.65-220622.x86_64 1/1
    Verifying : google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.65-220622.x86_64 1/1

    Removed:
    google-chrome-stable.x86_64 0:29.0.1547.65-220622

    Complete!
    *** WARNING: /opt/google/chrome install tree still present – deleting it …
    *** /tmp/chrome_install tree contains 5 files totalling 62 MB …

    Thanks in advance!

    • Ravi Saive says:

      The error itself telling that you already have chrome tree present on /opt and /tmp. So, you need to remove these folders like.

      # rm -rf /opt/google
      # rm -rf /tmp/chrome_install
      

      After that, give a try again, I am sure it will work.

      • Lance says:

        cat /etc/*release*
        CentOS release 5.10 (Final)

        After
        yum install google-chrome-stable
        ./install_chrome.sh

        I got the same error msg as Dani.

        *** WARNING: /opt/google/chrome install tree still present – deleting it …
        *** /tmp/chrome_install tree contains 1 files totalling 56 MB …

        I did as you suggested:
        # rm -rf /opt/google
        # rm -rf /tmp/chrome_install

        redo “./install_chrome.sh”

        However, still can get the same error msg…

        # google-chrome
        bash: google-chrome: command not found

        Thank you for the great help!

  38. George says:

    Hi,

    I install the newer google chrome ( Version 29.0.1547.65 ) but sometimes without reason Centos show me this in my error report. See this screenshot: http://gtsvetanov.com/problem.png

    Can anybody helps me?

  39. Chris says:

    Hi,

    I’ve tried installing 29.0.1547.65 using your script but I keep getting an error:

    Error: Could not find xdg-icon-resource
    error: %post(google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.65-220622.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

    ERROR: Newly-installed Google Chrome version () not the latest one (29.0.1547.65) – aborted

    Can someone help?

    Thanks in advance!

  40. Pascal says:

    For all the ones using RHEL or centos and get the following error:

    Error: Package: google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.x86_64 (/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64)
    Requires: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)(64bit)
    You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
    You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

    Use this script, it worked for me:
    http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/

  41. vaibhav says:

    Preparing… ########################################### [100%]
    1:google-chrome-stable ########################################### [100%]
    libudev.so.1 not found in lib or /usr/lib.
    error: %post(google-chrome-stable-30.0.1599.66-1.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

    ERROR: Newly-installed Google Chrome version () not the latest one (30.0.1599.66) – aborted

    *** WARNING: /opt/google/chrome install tree still present – deleting it …
    *** /tmp/chrome_install tree contains 1 files totalling 50 MB …

    ———————————————————
    after remove both two dir by
    #rm -rf /opt/google
    #rm -rf /tmp/install_chrome
    than get an error
    like
    ———————————————————-

    [root@localhost Desktop]# rpm -Uvh google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm
    warning: google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm: Header V4 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 7fac5991
    error: Failed dependencies:
    libcurl.so.4 is needed by google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.i386
    libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.11) is needed by google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.i386
    libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.6) is needed by google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.i386
    libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.7) is needed by google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.i386
    libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.8) is needed by google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.i386
    libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.9) is needed by google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.i386
    libexpat.so.1 is needed by google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.i386
    libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.10) is needed by google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.i386
    libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.11) is needed by google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.i386
    libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15) is needed by google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.i386
    libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.9) is needed by google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.i386
    libX11 < 1.4.99 conflicts with google-chrome-stable-29.0.1547.76-223446.i386
    ———————————————–
    what should i do please help me sir i am tired…
    thank you

    • Ravi Saive says:

      It seems Latest Chrome is not supported on your system. Which version of OS you using? Have you tried the script to install the latest stable one?

  42. Balazs Sarvari says:

    Thank you guys for all your work to make this happen. Beside a great browser Chrome is an essential web developer tool. I really appreciate that I don’t have to switch to a different browser on CentOS 6.4 to

  43. Tom Blais says:

    Any suggestions on how to address this:

    google-chrome fails to start with “NSS_VersionCheck(“3.14.3″) failed. NSS >= 3.14.3 is required.”

    [15362:15389:1020/083021:FATAL:nss_util.cc(396)] NSS_VersionCheck(“3.14.3″) failed. NSS >= 3.14.3 is required. Please upgrade to the latest NSS, and if you still get this error, contact your distribution maintainer.

  44. Juan Francisco Lopez Vasquez says:

    the script worked perfect for me. thanks

  45. Hemy says:

    I follow the instructions but it fails on RHEL6
    # google-chrome-stable
    -bash: google-chrome-stable: command not found

    the installation failed with the following:
    *** Latest google-chrome-stable version number is 31.0.1650.57 …
    warning: google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 7fac5991

    *** Installing Google Chrome 31.0.1650.57 RPM (please wait) …

    warning: google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 7fac5991
    Preparing… ########################################### [100%]
    1:google-chrome-stable ########################################### [100%]
    Error: Could not find xdg-icon-resource
    error: %post(google-chrome-stable-31.0.1650.57-1.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

    ERROR: Newly-installed Google Chrome version () not the latest one (31.0.1650.57) – aborted

    *** WARNING: /opt/google/chrome install tree still present – deleting it …
    *** /tmp/chrome_install tree contains 1 files totalling 58 MB …

  46. Baran says:

    Thank you so much. it was really helpful for me.

  47. Tim says:

    Script Works on 32bit Centos OS 6.5
    Thanks

  48. joeyoungs says:

    Thanx to richard lloyd for the chrome install script for this centos user!!

  49. suvendu says:

    my linux kernel version is:

    “Linux version 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 (mockbuild@x86-004.build.bos.redhat.com) (gcc version 4.4.5 20110214 (Red Hat 4.4.5-6) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Wed Nov 9 08:03:13 EST 2011″

    when am trying to run “yum install google-chrome-stable” commend , at d end it shows sm error like this

    Error: Package: google-chrome-stable-31.0.1650.63-1.x86_64 (google-chrome)
    Requires: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)(64bit)
    Error: Package: xulrunner-last-26.0-1.el6.remi.x86_64 (remi)
    Requires: libjpeg.so.62(LIBJPEG_6.2)(64bit)
    Error: Package: xulrunner-last-26.0-1.el6.remi.x86_64 (remi)
    Requires: libz.so.1(ZLIB_1.2.0)(64bit)
    Error: google-chrome-stable conflicts with libX11
    You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
    You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

    plz help me how to slv this prblm ??

    • Ravi Saive says:

      If yum failed to install dependencies, use the script provided in the article to install latest stable Google Chrome.

  50. Bob Lightfoot says:

    Running Centos 6.5 and the install_chrome.sh script worked wonders to give me a working version 31 of chrome. Thanks to Richard for all the hard work.

  51. John Sharp says:

    This worked a treat. Many thanks, installed into the Applications menu too.

  52. Pascual says:

    Thank you very much for your effort! it worked perfectly for me :-)

  53. Ajit V says:

    Works well with CentOS release 6.5 (Final) 2.6.32-71.el6.i686 !!!
    Good going Dude !!! (y)

  54. Manohar says:

    I have installed goggle-chrome with below commands.
    wget http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/install_chrome.sh
    chmod u+x install_chrome.sh
    ./install_chrome.sh

    And after successful installation tried to start chrome with below command
    google-chrome &

    But it is throwing below error.
    /usr/bin/google-chrome: /usr/lib64/libnss3.so: version `NSS_3.14.3′ not found (required by /usr/bin/google-chrome)

    Please suggest.
    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Manohar

    • Ravi Saive says:

      To fix such error install nss package using ‘yum install nss’.

      • Manohar says:

        Thanks for reply.

        I have un-installed google chrome, installed NSS & reinstalled chrome with below commands.

        ./install_chrome.sh -u
        yum install nss
        ./install_chrome.sh

        After successfull NSS & chrome installation I have tried to start chrome with command “google-chrome &” which is resulting me below error.

        “bash: google-chrome: command not found”

        Please suggest.

        • Ravi Saive says:

          By default Google Chrome files are installed under /tmp/chrome folder, remove this folder manually and then try to install it again.

          • Manohar says:

            Thank you so much. I am now able to start google chrome.
            Appreciable feedbacks.

            Regards,
            Manohar

  55. Francis says:

    I did step 1 and moving to step 2 but when I try running

    wget http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/install_chrome.sh

    I got this error

    –2014-02-13 12:01:52– http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/install_chrome.sh
    Resolving chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk… failed: No address associated with hostname.
    wget: unable to resolve host address “chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk”

    I can ping my router and I can ping yahoo.com. When I open konkeror browser to google.com, it’s fine. But I can’t access other url site. I’m using CentOS 6.4

    #yum update
    is working fine

  56. Zelner says:

    version NSS 3-14-3 not found. RedHat 6.4 + Chrome stable 32.

  57. Rahul says:

    I followed the above steps but it didn`t worked out. while doing this ‘yum install google-chrome-stable’ i get error like :

    Error: Package: google-chrome-stable-33.0.1750.117-1.i386 (google-chrome)
    Requires: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)

    When i run ‘./install_chrome.sh’

    i get following error:

    ‘Google Chrome Installer 4.50 on the i686 platform
    (C) Richard K. Lloyd 2014
    *** /tmp/chrome_install tree contains 1 files totalling 0 MB …

    *** Changing working directory to /tmp/chrome_install …
    *** Checking for an update to install_chrome.sh …

    *** Downloading version.dat (please wait) …

    –2014-02-23 07:33:10– http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/version.dat
    Connecting to 192.168.2.51:8080… connected.
    Proxy request sent, awaiting response… 407 Proxy Authentication Required
    2014-02-23 07:33:25 ERROR 407: Proxy Authentication Required.

    ERROR: Failed to download version.dat – aborted

    *** /tmp/chrome_install tree contains 1 files totalling 0 MB … ‘

    Please help me out. I`m using scientific linux 6.4 32bit

  58. Bhaskar says:

    Hi, I am getting “The Google Talk Plugin has crashed” message on CentOS 6.5 while using Hangout.

    Please suggest me a fix.

  59. avinash says:

    google chrome installed but it do not paly sounds.. video is working but there is no sound.
    firefox,opera browsers playing sound.

  60. Marc Higgins says:

    Thanks so much, this appears to work perfectly with the exception of sound but I am sure that is fixable. I am running centos6.5_64 on a compact presario v3000. I have waited so long for something like this, thank you so much.

  61. dd says:

    I am running CentOS 6.5 and have installed successfully chrome 33,but it can not work.
    Use “google-chrome” in ternimal and get “/usr/bin/google-chrome: symbol lookup error: /usr/bin/google-chrome: undefined symbol: gtk_button_get_event_window”..
    Please suggest me a fix.

  62. Kevin says:

    Ran the install script, but get this error
    usr/bin/google-chrome: /usr/lib64/libnss3.so: version `NSS_3.14.3′ not found (required by /usr/bin/google-chrome)

  63. I just released version 4.60 of my script at http://chrome.richardlloyd.org.uk/ which will download/install nss if it’s not present (credit to Ravi for suggesting this), plus fixes an issue with the GNOME keyring library (you might have seen it prompting for a keyring password in recent releases).

  64. robert cagle says:

    Good job!

    I ran ./install_chrome.sh (version 4.60) on my Centos 6.5 64-bit system. It worked fine.

    I did similar thing earlier with vlc application. Thanks, again.

    Thank you.

  65. saras says:

    Hi Richard/Ravi,

    I am getting error with launching chromium either from the GUI/Shell prompt.

    [root@unknown0013e813ff63 ~]# google-chrome &
    [1] 3813
    [root@unknown0013e813ff63 ~]# [0414/045802:ERROR:nss_util.cc(90)] Failed to create /root/.pki/nssdb directory.

    No screen coming, when tried from Applications-> Internet->Google chrome.

    Below is my system params. It is 32 bit.
    root@unknown0013e813ff63 ~]# uname -a
    Linux unknown0013e813ff63 2.6.32-431.11.2.el6.i686 #1 SMP Tue Mar 25 17:17:46 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    [root@unknown0013e813ff63 ~]#

    Chrome version: [root@unknown0013e813ff63 ~]# rpm -qa | grep chrome
    chrome-deps-1.20-1.i686
    google-chrome-stable-34.0.1847.116-1.i386

    Any help, would be highly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    saras

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