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I am having trouble installing Google Chrome on my Ubuntu 11.10 system. After downloading it from I am trying to open it with a double click. Software Center pops up, I see the loading wheel, then I get a message that the package cannot be opened. Any help would be appreciated.

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You're talking about chromium or chrome? – acolyte Apr 5 '13 at 16:35
try chromium from the app store – user154986 May 2 '13 at 22:37
up vote 9 down vote accepted

Fire up a terminal using Control+Alt+T, then write:

sudo dpkg --install /Path/to/chrome.deb

Ignore the errors, then:

sudo apt-get install -f

Then again:

sudo dpkg --install /Path/to/chrome.deb

The Google Chrome package is missing dependencies; this installs those dependencies. You should be able to install the package.

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Also, all of these answers do essentially the same thing, just in different ways. – Wane5tars Oct 18 '11 at 15:45
Wait, why would you need to run the sudo dpkg -i command again? I never do that and it works fine – MiJyn Jan 3 '13 at 23:45

Fire up a terminal Ctrl + Alt + T and write:

$ wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add - 
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
$ sudo apt-get update 
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

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This worked for me. – abc Sep 24 '14 at 21:03

In order to install Google Chrome you have to run this command in the terminal :

sudo apt-get install libxss1 libnspr4-0d libcurl3

Or just manually install those 3 packages :

  • libxss1
  • libnspr4-0d
  • libcurl3

And then you can install Google Chrome (I've got the same problem at my first install).

Hope this helps :D

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Not Really, It Didn't Work. – Shahe Tajiryan Oct 18 '11 at 19:34
Strange... When I try to install Google Chrome after a fresh install of Ubuntu the same error always appears using Ubuntu Software Center to install it or "dpkg", those packages are not present and I need to install them manually so usually what I do is this : 1 - "sudo apt-get install libxss1 libnspr4-0d libcurl3" and then 2 - "sudo dpkg -i google_chrome.deb" and it works – aliasbody Oct 19 '11 at 6:42
solved problem for me. Thanks! – Zango Jan 12 '12 at 17:26

It might be caused by missing packages in your repository. Try to switch to the main server.


Then re-run update-manager and install any updates.

I had a similar problem with Google Chrome.

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I got the libxss1 deb from here and installed manually:

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I would suggest installing Chrome using the PPA. This can be done two ways.

Simple Way

You can run this bash script, which just wraps the hard way up in a nutshell.


For more info, see Millhousen Tech's Tech-To.

Long Way

The bash script contains the following commands that you can run. (Exact same as simple way, just longer.)

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'
sudo apt-get update

You can then choose what version of Chrome you want to install. Stable, Beta, or Unstable. (Run one of the following commands.)

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-unstable

For more info, see How Open Source's website.

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Just download the older Google Chrome from my Google Drive, i can install it on ubuntu 11.04, this is the link :

Hope you can enjoy it :-)

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Welcome to Askubuntu! The information you provide might be correct, but as you will probably know, 11.04 reached its end of live in October 2012. – Jacob Vlijm Apr 12 '14 at 5:08

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