Hi I am new to Ubuntu Linux, I have installed on my dell latitude d600 every thing's smooth and fast, I have bean trying to install Google chrome, which I would like to use on Ubuntu, but unfortunately, it shell will not let me install it on my laptop.

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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu!, what did you try to get chrome installed? And what is the error you get when trying to install via shell?
    – blade19899
    Feb 25, 2014 at 21:36
  • As a an alternative you can try to install chromium, like so: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
    – blade19899
    Feb 25, 2014 at 21:39
  • You can also visit Google Chrome website, download the deb file, install it easily using the Package Installer. Feb 26, 2014 at 5:25
  • See this answer on how to install it using ubuntu tweak
    – Parto
    Feb 26, 2014 at 6:08

2 Answers 2


Try the following.

Use this code for 32-bit system:

sudo apt-get install libxss1
wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*.deb

For 64-bit system use:

sudo apt-get install libxss1
wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

This installs a needed library for Google Chrome, then downloads the latest version of Chrome to the current working directory and installs it.

Run google-chrometo start the browser.

You can also download it here Download Google Chrome.

  • When you open the terminal it is automatically in your home folder, not in the /tmp folder. One needs to do cd /tmp before using wget. And just search for chrome in the dash. google-chrome implies it needs to be started via terminal. Which is only handy when trying to troubleshoot.
    – blade19899
    Feb 25, 2014 at 21:42

Non terminal Method

If you are not a much of a terminal user you can go ahead to this link and download directly.

Using terminal

Step 1: Getting .deb installer

For Google Chrome 32-bit version

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

For Google Chrome 64-bit version

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Step 2: Installing Google Chrome

Use this command to install Google Chrome or you can also do it by double clicking the downloaded file.

Use the code below if you prefer doing it using terminal command

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*

google-chrome* refers to the full name of the file you installed

sudo apt-get -f install

Now you have successfully installed Google Chrome. Launch it by searching Chrome in Unity Dash.


You can also refer to my blogpost here

  • If you are down voting let me know what actually is the problem in the answer.
    – Aatish Sai
    Feb 26, 2014 at 12:03

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