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i downloaded a stable version of Google Chrome. A .deb file got downloaded (i386). When I double click on it, Ubuntu software centre opens up and tries to install. But everytime an error pops up-

Internal Error .The file (/path to chrome) cannot be opened.

I have tried many methods but this just won't go. I don't think that the file is corrupted because this is the third time I have downloaded it.

Thanks in advance :)

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Run cd Downloads;sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*.deb in a Terminal window, and post the output here. – Aaron Hill Jul 22 '12 at 18:07
neph@ubuntu:~$ cd Downloads;sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*.deb [sudo] password for neph: Selecting previously deselected package google-chrome-stable. (Reading database ... 125666 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking google-chrome-stable (from google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb) ... – Jonesh Sharma Jul 22 '12 at 18:12
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable: google-chrome-stable depends on libnss3-1d (>= 3.12.3); however: Package libnss3-1d is not installed. dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for man-db ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Errors were encountered while processing: google-chrome-stable neph@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ – Jonesh Sharma Jul 22 '12 at 18:12

You are getting this error because a package the Google Chrome depends on to run is not installed. Run sudo apt-get install -f to fix this. You should then be able to run Google Chrome.

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LOL should have tried that earlier. Thanks Aaron :) – Jonesh Sharma Jul 22 '12 at 18:28
You're welcome :) If you are satisfied with my answer, click the check mark next to it. This lets people know that you have found an answer to your question. – Aaron Hill Jul 22 '12 at 23:43

Try to edit your sources.list file by adding this line :

 deb stable main

Then update your system:

 apt-get update

And install google chrome normally :

apt-get install google-chrome-stable
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