Install Google Chrome 75 on Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Google Chrome Browser developed by Google Inc. is a freeware web browser licensed under Google Chrome Terms of Service.

As per Wikipedia (as of April 2019) statistics and trends Google Chrome Browser has a 70.05% usages of globally and we can say it’s not ideal alternative browser but it’s the best and widely used internet browser, which uses the WebKit layout engine.

The Google chrome is a popular browser because of its simplicity, load quickly i.e. speed, customizable, stable and security. The Google Chrome stable build 75.0.3770.80 was released on June 04, 2019, for Windows, Mac and Linux with a number of fixes and improvements.

In this post we’ll show you some easy steps to install Google Chrome Browser 75 (i.e 75.0.3770.80) in Debian 10/9/8, Ubuntu 18.10-17.04, Ubuntu 16.10-14.04 and Linux Mint 19-17. However, the same installation instructions also works on older versions of Debian, Ubuntu and Mint distributions.

There are two official ways to install Chrome browser, the one is using Google Chrome PPA and other method is, directly downloading and installing ‘.deb‘ packages. We will show you both ways so that you can select whatever method you feel easy.

Installing Google Chrome Browser Using PPA

1. We use Google’s official Linux software repository (PPA) that will automatically install and configure settings needed to keep your chrome browser up-to-date.

Before installing repository, we need to download and install Google’s Linux package signing Key that will automatically configure your package manager to verify the integrity of packages before downloading and installing on the system.

On an Debian based systems (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc.), use the following command to download the key and then use ‘apt-key‘ to add it to the system.

$ wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

2. After adding the key, run the following command to add chrome repository to your system sources.

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'

3. After adding chrome repository, you must do a system update to update the newly added chrome repository, using the following command.

$ sudo apt-get update

4. Now, here Google PPA provides three chrome versions (stable, beta and unstable), so install whatever version you prefer.

Install Chrome Stable Version
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
Install Chrome Beta Version
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta
Install Chrome Unstable Version
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-unstable

Installing Google Chrome Browser Using .Deb Package

1. Go to Google Chrome download page and select your package or you can use following ‘wget‘ command to download and install the latest version.

Note: Google Chrome ends support for all 32-bit Linux distributions from March, 2016.

$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

2. Once it’s installed, launch Google Chrome Browser with normal user.

$ google-chrome-stable
Google Chrome 75 Preview

Google Chrome 75 Preview

Removing Google Chrome Browser

To completely uninstall, use the following command.

$ sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable

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35 Responses

  1. fuenza huhu says:

    I am using Linux Mint 18 64-bit and I am trying to do Step 2. The problem is that Terminal does not send any answer to me when I typed the command;

    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'.

    Does it mean that it has been already added to the repository or Terminal didn’t understand the directory?

  2. Gabriel says:

    Doesn’t works

  3. Chas says:

    Wow! This will help a LOT of Linux users. Just asking, how do I install Chromium (the open source chrome) version 55 on Raspberry Pi. I know how to install 53, but not 54 or 55. Cheers! Chas :D

  4. Tyke says:

    I stoped using Chrome, had to change my google password, and since then, I have to retype my password every time I use chrome.

  5. saimmeydan says:

    version of linux for linux mint 32 bit please

  6. Vishal says:

    Ravi,
    Thank u very much!
    But effort to update sources brings following error!

    sudo apt-get update
    Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
    Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [94.5 kB]
    Get:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release [1,189 B]
    Hit:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Get:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release.gpg [916 B]
    Get:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [94.5 kB]
    Hit:7 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
    Get:8 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [92.2 kB]
    Fetched 283 kB in 1s (221 kB/s)
    Reading package lists… Done
    N: Skipping acquire of configured file ‘main/binary-i386/Packages’ as repository ‘http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease’ doesn’t support architecture ‘i386’

    Hence can’t install chrome either with this or downloading the installer which is for AMD architecture and my machine is Intelx86.
    Pl help!

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Vishal,

      The error is clear that you are using i386 architecture, and Google Chrome stopped support for 32-bit systems, it’s time to move to 64-bit for better application support..

  7. Olympian says:

    Ravi, Thanks for this article. I am a new user. I tried to install using the 2nd method and I am getting errors lib* and lsb-base. If possible, please help. Thank you. Here is the log.

    I have LinuxMint 13.


    $ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    [sudo] password for d***:
    Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
    (Reading database … 176421 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking google-chrome-stable (from google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) …
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
    google-chrome-stable depends on libnss3 (>= 3.17.2); however:
    Version of libnss3 on system is 3.13.1.with.ckbi.1.88-1ubuntu6.
    google-chrome-stable depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.8.0); however:
    Version of libstdc++6 on system is 4.6.3-1ubuntu5.
    google-chrome-stable depends on lsb-base (>= 4.1); however:
    Version of lsb-base on system is 4.0-0ubuntu20.
    dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for menu …
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index…
    Processing triggers for man-db …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    google-chrome-stable

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Olympian,

      Linux Mint 13 is too old and latest Google Chrome required latest version of libraries, so better you should upgrade your Linux Mint to most recent version to install chrome on it.

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