I installed Chrome Version 42.0.2311.90 from an old .deb package, but now I get ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR when trying to load any Google site (*.google.com, where * can be mail, plus, contacts, etc.).


$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
ERROR 404: Not Found

Can anyone tell me a reliable site whence to download this package? The Google PPA doesn't work any more. Presumably, Google has abandoned all users with old but serviceable 32-bit laptops.

Even a 32-bit chrome beta .deb package will do.

Launchpad has a bug report for libnss3 which may be part of the problem. In my case, Chromium works okay but not Chrome, which appears to be the opposite experience to many other Ubuntu users.


Chrome no longer provides 32bit versions for Linux. They also pulled all legitimate installers. Their reasons are something along the lines of a small Linux team not willing to support all systems when the standard is 64-bit, I believe.

You cannot get Chrome 32-bit for Linux anymore. It is simply not possible. And anyone providing links to installation packages I would not trust for security reasons.

  • Can anyone make a copy of their downloaded package available? Although, as Thomas W. says, this is not a good idea. 8^) – Hedley Finger Mar 8 '16 at 3:02
  • Why don't you go for chromium? – Mostafa Ahangarha Mar 8 '16 at 3:36
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    @HedleyFinger Pretty likely not a good idea because you lose all security updates. If you are still using an ancient 32bit platform you may wish to consider updating your computers to match the modern day architecture standards for computers if you want 64bit chrome. Chromium didn't ever drop 32bit support - you just have to compile it as Ubuntu and others do. – Thomas Ward Mar 8 '16 at 6:15
  • Don't tell me the Google developers have lost their 32-bit compile script from previous releases? In a dev shop in which I worked both the testing and compilation were automated to run overnight. How hard is it really? Looks like Chromium will have to do. – Hedley Finger Mar 9 '16 at 6:31
  • @HedleyFinger Whether they did or didn't they chose to stop supporting 32bit and don't provide a compile script - they also don't provide source code for Chrome so it's not something we can fix nor anyone can fix. – Thomas Ward Mar 9 '16 at 14:41

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