I've checked various older guides on how to install Google Chrome until I finally got it working, but once I finally got it installed (after much trouble manually installing some missing packages) it didn't open, not even once.
- HP Notebook, pretty old.
- 2 GB RAM
- AMD CPU Dual Core 1700 MHz
- Running LUbuntu 16.10 64-bit
I downloaded the file from the official Google page for Ubuntu 64-bit, then I installed it through GDebi, while having to install missing packages manually.
Chrome doesn't open, never has since installed.
$ google-chrome /usr/bin/google-chrome: line 55: /opt/google/chrome/chrome: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error /usr/bin/google-chrome: line 55: /opt/google/chrome/chrome: Success
And nothing happens (same for google-chrome-stable).
$ whereis google-chrome-stable google-chrome-stable: /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable
Installing the file:
$ sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting 'google-chrome-stable:amd64' instead of './google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb' The following NEW packages will be installed: google-chrome-stable:amd64 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/46,2 MB of archives. After this operation, 180 MB of additional disk space will be used. Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable:amd64. (Reading database ... 194730 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../google-chrome-stable_55.0.2883.87-1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking google-chrome-stable:amd64 (55.0.2883.87-1) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Setting up google-chrome-stable:amd64 (55.0.2883.87-1) ... update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide /usr/bin/x-www-browser (x-www-browser) in auto mode update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser (gnome-www-browser) in auto mode update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide /usr/bin/google-chrome (google-chrome) in auto mode
Suggestions from David Foerster
$ readlink -f /usr/bin/google-chrome /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
$ file /opt/google/chrome/chrome /opt/google/chrome/chrome: ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2, for GNU/Linux 2.6.26, BuildID[sha1]=77d30c39976a4947b23b12abb107e28f66637823, stripped
I saw another thread (Google chrome not opening in ubuntu 16.04 LTS) that spoke about the same thing (only in 16.04), but it has been dead for the last 2 days...