I had apt-key time out too. I just tried again a bunch of times, and finally it got through.
When installing Chrome using this tutorial, to enable flash and java plugins, you must:
- make a symbolic link to your java runtime in chromiums plugin dir
(if your java runtime is located somewhere else, try: locate libnpjp2.so)
ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-188.8.131.52/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so .
- start chromium with the following options
The newtab part is optional. It just opens on chromiums start tab, as is default behaviour for the stable windows version.
chromium-browser --enable-user-scripts --enable-extensions chrome://newtab
I should add that I did this on Ubuntu 8.04, but I suppose it would be the same on different distributions.