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. Siakishov Nossinsharka says:

    Does not work on AMD 64bits machine that implements retro-compatibility with Intel 32 bits ( machines that answer to uname -a with i686 ) , when trying to execute it produces the error :

    /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable: line 74: /opt/google/chrome/chrome: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

  2. Pradeep says:

    Hi, I have tried to install google chrome on debian 6.0.2 ( AMD64 System) using both the methods. But i got only error messages.
    The terminal messages obtained are given below.

    [email protected]:/home/X# sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    (Reading database … 97295 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking google-chrome-stable (from google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) …
    dpkg-deb (subprocess): short read on buffer copy for failed to write to pipe in copy
    xz: (stdin): Unexpected end of input
    dpkg-deb: subprocess returned error exit status 1
    dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb (–install):
    short read on buffer copy for backend dpkg-deb during `./opt/google/chrome/chrome’
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for man-db …
    Processing triggers for menu …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

    Please help me in this regard.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Pradeep,

      Run the following command to fix all dependency issues.

      $ sudo apt-get install -f
      
      • col says:

        Hi I get dependency problems:

        dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
        google-chrome-stable depends on libappindicator1; however:
        Package libappindicator1 is not installed.
        google-chrome-stable depends on libcurl3; however:
        Package libcurl3 is not installed.

        Attempting to install missing packages says they’re not found. Running sudo apt-get install -f does nothing

        • Ravi Saive says:

          @Col,

          Please run the below command to fix it.

          $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -f
          

          Once that’s complete, Google Chrome will install without any errors..

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Pradeep,

      If you still get the same error ouput, remove the current downloaded Google Chrome .deb file and download a fresh copy again and install it.

  3. Pradeep says:

    How to install google chrome on debian 6.0.2 ? I tried both the above steps and got error messages… Please help me..

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Pradeep,

      The given instructions should work without any errors, but could you share what error you getting while installing Google Chrome on Debian?

  4. Peter says:

    Great write up. Thanks for the instructions.

  5. Ray Licuanan says:

    I tried the PPA approach, getting the STABLE version. I got this message at the bottom of install :

    W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry ‘main/binary-armhf/Packages’ in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Ray,

      On which Linux distribution and architecture are you trying to install? Google Chrome no longer supports 32-bit OS starting from February this year..

      • Ray says:

        Hi Ravi,

        I have just bought a Raspberry Pi 3, and installed a Debian 8 OS. Wanted to see if there is anything better than its installed browser…

        • Ravi Saive says:

          @Ray,

          Wow that’s really cool, even I was thinking to buy Raspberry Pi 3 for me since last 2 months, but still not yet! Go for Vivaldi browser, much better and fast than chrome, here is the doc https://www.tecmint.com/vivaldi-web-browser-for-linux/.

          Also, Just a request, is it possible for you to create a article on Raspberry Pi 3 for our readers? I mean can you create a article on Basic Commandline Usage on Raspberry Pi 3 and share with our readers.

          For more information on how to submit artice and become member of Tecmint can be found at https://www.tecmint.com/submit-articles/

          • Ray says:

            Write about the Command Line ? LOL! I am not yet an adept. I barely know Unix nowadays, having started up with command lines (I was known as the MS DOS batch king, automating anything from compiling programs to just moving files back and forth) and I see Unix now has GUI ! (Show my age, ain’t it ? Yep COBOL and JCL was still a reality for me back then)

            I’ll be trying your suggestion of Vivaldi, but will also delve into Chromium OS, since the reviews I read said it had a good rating esp with playback of videos in Youtube etc.

          • Ravi Saive says:

            @Ray,

            Oh sorry Ray, i though you an avid Linux user, no problem thanks. Yes, Chromium OS also too good, give a try to it..

          • Riven says:

            Here are instructions for installing Chromium Browser on the Pi 3. Once you add the repository, you can update using apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, or apt-get install chromium-browser.

            Chromium Browser on Pi 3:
            https://youtu.be/EvDg2yiyd1w

            For other Pi 3 stuff, see:

            Pi 3 Performance & Cooling;
            https://youtu.be/KuEZV0WsRLg

            Pi 3 Review:
            https://youtu.be/CBLOIvGPJN0

            Pi 3 lockscreen and power save setup tutorial:
            https://youtu.be/aTrp83lgq_s

          • Ravi Saive says:

            @Riven,

            Thanks for the instructions about installing Chromium Browser on Pi3, hope it will helpful to Pi 3 users..

  6. Megamos says:

    Another Linux noob who wants to give his thanks!

  7. Emily says:

    For some reason this is not working for me. I used both techniques but when I tried to launch the browser by typing ‘google-chrome-stable’ nothing happens. Advice?

  8. wintermute says:

    ppa in debian is a no no..
    as of yet at least..

  9. Mauro Fontana says:

    Wouldn’t be better to mention Chromium? It’s the same browser without the propietary plugins, which are packaged separatedy.

    • Emily says:

      The whole point of this article is to talk about installing google chrome on linux because you’ve never been able to do so before. You had to use chromium. Happy now?

  10. Denise Painter says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I’m still a noob to Linux, been using it for about a year. I’m so happy at the speed and ease of use, and I’m dual booting in case I need to go back to Windows for something. The interesting thing is that this is happening less and less. I was using Chromium but started having some problems with some websites and someone suggested I switch to Chrome. Thanks again for your help.

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