There are some users who find difficulties installing Google Chrome using Ubuntu Software Center. Here is what they get when they double click the Deb package for Chrome:

"Internal Error"
The file "google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb" could not be opened.

I always recommend the installation of Deb packages through the terminal because it will show you where the problem lies to guess possible solutions and to find out missing dependencies. In this tutorial we will help you install the latest stable version (16.0.912.77) of Google Chrome using the terminal under Ubuntu 11.10/12.04.

Start the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and install first these dependencies:

sudo apt-get install libcurl3 libnspr4 libnss3-1d libxss1

Then install Google Chrome with the following commands:

  • Ubuntu (32-bit):
wget -O google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb http://goo.gl/TDZWW
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

  • Ubuntu (64-bit):
wget -O google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb http://goo.gl/j9Bdj
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Google Chrome is now installed. You can start it from the Unity Dash.

That's it!

Post a Comment