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    Virtual Package

    Hello and good day to all.

    I have Ubuntu 12.04 and have been using Google Chrome successfully
    for months. It works faster on my computer than Firefox or Chromium
    and Flash-player doesn't crash with Chrome.

    Yesterday after installing updates from Update Manager, the Chrome
    browser could not be opened. I had to use Chromium to access net.

    With the help of Moderator Ubudog I tried to un-install Chrome.

    This was the response...VirtualPackage.png

    Does anyone know how to uninstall a virtual package?
    Or is there another way fix this problem?

    Would it be better to just re-install Ubuntu 12.04?

    Thank you for your time

    Best regards

    Pat L.

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    Re: Virtual Package

    open nautilus to search "google-chrome", select the package(s) to remove & right-click on it to check the property (address)

    then you can erase the package(s) via: sudo rm /path 2 that package

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    Re: Virtual Package

    How did you install google-chrome?
    google-chrome is not in the official ubuntu repositories.
    Which repository did you use to install google-chrome?
    Did you install by a dowloaded .deb file?

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    Re: Virtual Package

    You could try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable
    I know that that is what Chrome is called for me because after running
    Code:
    dpkg --get-selections > ~/Desktop/installed-software
    and opening the file "installed-software", I see that it is not google-chrome but google-chrome-stable.

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    Re: Virtual Package

    Quote Originally Posted by adit View Post
    How did you install google-chrome?
    google-chrome is not in the official ubuntu repositories.
    Which repository did you use to install google-chrome?
    Did you install by a dowloaded .deb file?
    http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/

    But this page has a lot more information: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel

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    Re: Virtual Package

    Quote Originally Posted by gabmuks View Post
    ...
    Yesterday after installing updates from Update Manager, the Chrome
    browser could not be opened. I had to use Chromium to access net.
    ...
    It's possible you have run into this bug: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/i...tail?id=134940

    There's a help group here: http://productforums.google.com/foru...ux/UVGRyv50t0E

    Basically, if your CPU is unsupported (polite speak for oldish), the new Pepper Flash, if enabled, won't let Chrome version 20 start. I'm assuming you have been updated to Chrome 20.

    So if you just want to run Chrome 20 without using Flash, you should be able to do so by opening a terminal and typing
    Code:
    google-chrome --disable-bundled-ppapi-flash
    Chrome should then run and use another Flash plug-in, if available.

    You will know by checking out YouTube.

    If Flash still doesn't work with Chrome, then, if you have Firefox installed and if Flash works satisfactorily, you could use the Flash plug-in that Firefox uses like this:

    After starting Chrome, type about : plugins (without any spaces) in Chrome's address bar and hit enter.
    Then, on the page that opens, click on the little plus sign near the top right of the page to show details.

    Make sure that the first Flash plug-in is disabled and that the second Flash plug-in is enabled. (The image has the opposite because Pepper Flash works for me.)
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    Re: Virtual Package

    I forgot to mention that the bug I linked to shows that Google have started to work on a fix. Fingers crossed.

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    Re: Virtual Package

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    You could try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable
    I know that that is what Chrome is called for me because after running
    Code:
    dpkg --get-selections > ~/Desktop/installed-software
    and opening the file "installed-software", I see that it is not google-chrome but google-chrome-stable.
    Thank you all for kind replies.

    Here is snapshot....GoogleChromeStable.png

    Another strange thing is that I have two computers both with Chrome browser. Right now I am using the older 2003 model computer and Chrome still works fine. Both computers use Ubuntu 12.04 and it works great.

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    Re: Virtual Package

    Hello and thank you for kind replies.

    I did manage to uninstall the google-chrome-stable from
    both of my computers using the commands that you have helped me with.

    I then re-installed chrome to both computers.

    The old 2003 computer is still able to use the Chrome browser
    with no problems.


    But my newer computer has same problem even with new installation
    of Chrome.

    So something installed by the update manager must be stopping
    the Chrome from loading.

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    Re: Virtual Package

    Hello and good day.

    There is one difference that I know of between the old and new
    computer. I have different repositories listed on each computer.

    The newer computer has more repositories listed.
    One or more of them may have added something faulty to my computer.

    Can anyone tell me how to find and change the repositories in Ubuntu 12.04?

    I can compare the repositories on each computer and delete the ones that may be causing problems.

    Thank you for your time.


    Best regards

    Pat L.

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