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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

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

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google-chrome-stable may also be the command. – Dodgie Mar 7 at 6:35

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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Enter to opengoogle-chrome, and exit google-chrome for close the Chrome browser

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We can also use following command:

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In Ubuntu 15.10 this command works very well


for more options you can use

google-chrome --help
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I use this command and it works for me. I too installed it using the .deb package. So this should work for you too. Typing an url after the command opens the url.

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Please make your answer more complete as only the code is not accepted here. – Star OS Jan 1 at 9:13

If it is Ubuntu 15.10, and you downoaded it from the chrome webpage, then instaled it with command line, then it should be:

chrome google-chrome
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Most likely this is incorrect, from what i think. – Star OS Jan 1 at 9:42

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