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I have remote box accessed by VNC and jwm desktop. No menus, not desktop icons, only a terminal window.

I have downloaded Chrome's .deb package and installed it. Now how can I run it from the terminal window?

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You might be interested in this generalised question: How can I know which commands were installed with a package? –  Flimm Dec 31 '12 at 16:00

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Well simply typing "google-chrome" works fine for me. It might not work if you installed Chromium. "chromium-browser" is for Chromium.

  • For Chrome:


  • For Chromium:


However if it's a remote box... At least via ssh you must use -X when option connecting to be able to run windowed apps. Like this:

ssh -X username@server.lt

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If you get the path where the application is installed then you can run the application from there

For example to know the path where google-chrome is located run this command:

whereis google-chrome

You will get the path like:

google-chrome: /usr/bin/google-chrome /usr/bin/X11/google-chrome /usr/share/man/man1/google-chrome.1

Now you can run chrome by either executing two commands:


Note: it will be applied for all installed applications. Also, It would be possible that you would not get the path /usr/bin/X11 or would get something different.

Hope you like this way to find the path and run chrome :)

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