Here’s How to Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

For new users who are just starting out with Ubuntu and want to install Google Chrome browser, here’s the quickest way to do it. There are many ways to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu. Some prefer going directly to Google Chrome download page and getting the deb installer.

Others prefer to install it via PPA from the Chromium build. I prefer downloading it via the command line using wget command and installing it. The command line method is the quickest and this is what this post is about to show you.

As you may already know, Google Chrome has gone from nothing to one of the most popular web browsers. In fact, it’s my favorite web browser.  I started with Internet Explorer, then moved to Firefox and I’ve finally switched to Google Chrome.

I am not telling you to switch, but if you want Chrome in Ubuntu, then go and get it.

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To get started with Chrome, you have few options. First you can use Firefox and go to Chrome download page and download a copy there. If you’re not comfortable with using the command line, you may want to use this method.

For users who are comfortable using the command line console, use the commands below to download Google Chrome.

cd /tmp

 

For the 32-bit version of Google Chrome, use the link below.

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

 

The 64-bit version can be downloaded using this link.

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

 

After downloading it, run the commands below to install it.

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*; sudo apt-get -f install

 

That’s it! After installing, go to Unity Dash and search for Chrome and launch it.

Enjoy!

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30 thoughts on “Here’s How to Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)”

  1. i got an error when forcing with f ( cannot access archive no such file directory
    errors encountered while processing

    im new to ubuntu and dont know how to do anything yet but im trying to learn little by little quite confused tho

  2. I have received the following error

    chembio@chembio-PC-VN570HS1KB:~$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    –2013-02-07 20:31:00– https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)… 74.125.235.233, 74.125.235.231, 74.125.235.238, …
    Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)|74.125.235.233|:443… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 36782248 (35M) [application/x-debian-package]
    Saving to: `google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.1′

    100%[======================================>] 36,782,248 10.8M/s in 3.9s

    2013-02-07 20:31:04 (8.96 MB/s) – `google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.1′ saved [36782248/36782248]

    chembio@chembio-PC-VN570HS1KB:~$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
    (Reading database … 141805 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking google-chrome-stable (from google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) …
    Preparing to replace google-chrome-stable 24.0.1312.69-r180721 (using google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.1) …
    Unpacking replacement google-chrome-stable …
    More than one copy of package google-chrome-stable has been unpacked
    in this run ! Only configuring it once.
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
    google-chrome-stable depends on libgconf2-4 (>= 2.27.0); however:
    Package libgconf2-4 is not installed.
    google-chrome-stable depends on libnss3-1d (>= 3.12.3); however:
    Package libnss3-1d is not installed.
    google-chrome-stable depends on libxss1; however:
    Package libxss1 is not installed.

    dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for man-db …
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index…
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    google-chrome-stable

  3. hi u can try chromium browser its the same as google chrome!u can go to ubuntu software center and search for it and install it.This a bit complicated for newbies :)

  4. sudo apt-get install libxss1
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    linux-headers-3.2.0-29 linux-headers-3.2.0-29-generic python-gpgme
    Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    libxss1
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 8,646 B of archives.
    After this operation, 77.8 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
    libxss1
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]?
    E: Some packages could not be authenticated

  5. Richard,

    thank you very much…u made it possible for me to watch a netflix movie.. far away from home.

    thanks again

    Joel

    1. Joel, what do you mean you can now watch netflix? Where you able to get netflix to actually work on your Ubuntu 12.04?

      Thanks,
      Matt

    1. Go to Home Folder> File System. You’ll find it there :)
      Search for Google Chrome for faster result.
      You may copy it into your desktop to make it easier for you when you use it later.

  6. i have tried this command first but i face this problem
    amir@amirpc:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*
    Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
    (Reading database … 151162 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking google-chrome-stable (from google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb) …
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
    google-chrome-stable depends on libgconf2-4 (>= 2.27.0); however:
    Package libgconf2-4 is not installed.
    google-chrome-stable depends on libxss1; however:
    Package libxss1 is not installed.

    dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index…
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    Processing triggers for man-db …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    google-chrome-stable

    then i tried this command
    amir@amirpc:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install -f
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Correcting dependencies… Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    google-chrome-stable
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 146 MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    (Reading database … 151266 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing google-chrome-stable …
    Processing triggers for man-db …
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index…
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    amir@amirpc:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install -f
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

  7. This was nice and clear. I got the libxss1 error but saw the solution in the comments. Thankful that simple instructions like this are available easily.

    Steve

  8. “Go to Home Folder> File System. You’ll find it there :)
    Search for Google Chrome for faster result.
    You may copy it into your desktop to make it easier for you when you use it later.”

    I have searched all through my file system and search does not seem to be working…I can not find Google Chrome anywhere.

  9. Well, first thanks for posting this Richard. I finally got it working thanks to this. However, I installed the wrong package (32bit) since I started at the top of the instructions and worked down only to discover that there was a different package (64bit) after all the instructions were done. Since I’m new to Ubuntu, it was rather difficult to figure out how to uninstall and start again. (It didn’t kill me, but I certainly don’t feel stronger.) I would suggest listing both packages at the start of this page.

  10. I cant find the browser anywhere. i will post the terminal thread below.

    jacob@ubuntu:~$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
    –2013-08-16 09:59:46– https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
    Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)… 74.125.226.196, 74.125.226.195, 74.125.226.194, …
    Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)|74.125.226.196|:443… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 40999316 (39M) [application/x-debian-package]
    Saving to: `google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb’

    71% [=============================================================================> ] 29,177,616 123K/s eta 67s ^73% [================================================================================> ] 30,233,729 147K/s eta 62s ^91% [===================================================================================================> ] 37,506,915 221K/s eta 21s ^100%[=============================================================================================================>] 40,999,316 120K/s in 4m 8s

    2013-08-16 10:03:59 (162 KB/s) – `google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb’ saved [40999316/40999316]

    jacob@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*
    [sudo] password for jacob:
    Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable:i386.
    (Reading database … 141081 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking google-chrome-stable:i386 (from google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb) …

    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:i386:
    google-chrome-stable:i386 depends on xdg-utils (>= 1.0.2).
    dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable:i386 (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index…
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    Processing triggers for man-db …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    google-chrome-stable:i386
    jacob@ubuntu:~$
    jacob@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Correcting dependencies… Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    libkrb5-3:i386 libgconf-2-4:i386 libatk1.0-0:i386 libk5crypto3:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libxfixes3:i386 libxcomposite1:i386 libldap-2.4-2:i386
    libroken18-heimdal:i386 libidn11:i386 libnss3:i386 libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libjpeg8:i386 libdbus-glib-1-2:i386 libasn1-8-heimdal:i386 libcairo2:i386
    libgnutls26:i386 libgssapi3-heimdal:i386 libtasn1-3:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libexpat1:i386 libdatrie1:i386 libavahi-common-data:i386
    libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 libxcb1:i386 libp11-kit0:i386 libwind0-heimdal:i386 libxau6:i386 libpixman-1-0:i386 libcups2:i386 libcurl3:i386
    libxinerama1:i386 libkrb5support0:i386 libxft2:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libgcrypt11:i386 libthai0:i386 libkeyutils1:i386 libasound2:i386
    libxrender1:i386 libhcrypto4-heimdal:i386 libnspr4:i386 libhx509-5-heimdal:i386 libxss1:i386 libheimbase1-heimdal:i386 libtiff4:i386
    libjasper1:i386 libavahi-client3:i386 libx11-6:i386 libsasl2-2:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libpango1.0-0:i386 libheimntlm0-heimdal:i386
    libxdamage1:i386 libxcb-render0:i386 librtmp0:i386 libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 libxi6:i386 libxcursor1:i386 libxcb-shm0:i386 libxext6:i386
    libsasl2-modules:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libxrandr2:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libkrb5-26-heimdal:i386 libgpg-error0:i386
    Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    google-chrome-stable:i386
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 289 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 144 MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    (Reading database … 141186 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing google-chrome-stable:i386 …
    Processing triggers for man-db …
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index…
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    jacob@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install libxss1
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    libkrb5-3:i386 libgconf-2-4:i386 libatk1.0-0:i386 libk5crypto3:i386
    libstdc++6:i386 libxfixes3:i386 libxcomposite1:i386 libldap-2.4-2:i386
    libroken18-heimdal:i386 libidn11:i386 libnss3:i386 libjpeg-turbo8:i386
    libjpeg8:i386 libdbus-glib-1-2:i386 libasn1-8-heimdal:i386 libcairo2:i386
    libgnutls26:i386 libgssapi3-heimdal:i386 libtasn1-3:i386 libfreetype6:i386
    libexpat1:i386 libdatrie1:i386 libavahi-common-data:i386
    libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 libxcb1:i386 libp11-kit0:i386 libwind0-heimdal:i386
    libxau6:i386 libpixman-1-0:i386 libcups2:i386 libcurl3:i386
    libxinerama1:i386 libkrb5support0:i386 libxft2:i386 libxdmcp6:i386
    libgcrypt11:i386 libthai0:i386 libkeyutils1:i386 libasound2:i386
    libxrender1:i386 libhcrypto4-heimdal:i386 libnspr4:i386
    libhx509-5-heimdal:i386 libxss1:i386 libheimbase1-heimdal:i386 libtiff4:i386
    libjasper1:i386 libavahi-client3:i386 libx11-6:i386 libsasl2-2:i386
    libfontconfig1:i386 libpango1.0-0:i386 libheimntlm0-heimdal:i386
    libxdamage1:i386 libxcb-render0:i386 librtmp0:i386 libgssapi-krb5-2:i386
    libxi6:i386 libxcursor1:i386 libxcb-shm0:i386 libxext6:i386
    libsasl2-modules:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libxrandr2:i386
    libsqlite3-0:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libkrb5-26-heimdal:i386
    libgpg-error0:i386
    Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    libxss1
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 289 not upgraded.
    Need to get 8,646 B of archives.
    After this operation, 77.8 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main libxss1 amd64 1:1.2.1-2 [8,646 B]
    Fetched 8,646 B in 0s (19.9 kB/s)
    Selecting previously unselected package libxss1.
    (Reading database … 141081 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking libxss1 (from …/libxss1_1%3a1.2.1-2_amd64.deb) …
    Setting up libxss1 (1:1.2.1-2) …
    Processing triggers for libc-bin …
    ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
    jacob@ubuntu:~$

    please help.

  11. I am getting the following error
    ashish@ashish-Studio-1737:/root/Downloads$ google-chrome
    No protocol specified
    No protocol specified

    (google-chrome:6782): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0

  12. I am getting such kind of error while entering command ” sudo apt-get install -f ”
    132 upgraded, 87 newly installed, 1 to remove and 1385 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/

    So Please any one have sugestion for this …

  13. Hello i was looking for offline installer of Google Chrome for Ubuntu please tell me if you have any information regarding that. As i need offline installer for google chrome for ubuntu

  14. Chrome is nowhere to be found, at least with the find command in Lubuntu. Is there any way to simply undo what I’ve done by following your instuctions? I’m new to Lubuntu and, although the install of Chrome has apparently not harmed anything, it now takes up scarce disk space. Can I “back out” or must I reinstall from USB?

    BTW, out of curiosity, in what directrory is the “file system” ?

  15. anubhav@Anubhav-Sinha:/tmp$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*; sudo apt-get -f insta
    Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
    (Reading database … 151146 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking google-chrome-stable (from google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb) …
    Preparing to replace google-chrome-stable 37.0.2062.94-1 (using google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb.1) …
    Unpacking replacement google-chrome-stable …
    More than one copy of package google-chrome-stable has been unpacked
    in this run ! Only configuring it once.
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
    google-chrome-stable depends on libnss3 (>= 3.14.3); however:
    Version of libnss3:i386 on system is 3.13.1.with.ckbi.1.88-1ubuntu7.

    dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index…
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    Processing triggers for man-db …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    google-chrome-stable
    E: Invalid operation insta

    help

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