Google Chrome has been reinstalled on a virtual machine running Ubuntu 18.04, however after confirmation of install the icon does not appear in applications or the 'internet' section of the menu bar.
If I run
dpkg -l | grep google I see:
'google-chrome-stable' with current version installed ( 79.03945.88-1 ) pulled directly from their download site.
The interesting thing is I can run
sudo /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --no-sandbox and that pulls up the browser, however I do not wish to run with this flag, as I am wanting this to be opened from the application icon. I tend to place the shortcuts in the system tray.
I uninstalled Chromium as well as Firefox to see if these are also replicating. They are not. Chromium is running fine. The same issue is not replicating with Chrome vs. Chromium.
What started this all you ask? All I can remember is inadvertently clicked and dragged the chrome icon, and never saw the icon / browser again.
I'm not even sure which logs I would look under to tell me more about what is being experienced.
I've tried a few different things, such as removing with apt-get in this order:
- Verify installed packages:
- Remove package:
sudo apt-get remove 'google-chrome-stable'
- Purge related code:
sudo apt-get purge 'google-chrome-stable'
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get clean
I attempted to reinstall as instructed from 2 Ways to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver, but still no icon appears in Applications or 'internet'.