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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 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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    Re: Virtual Package

    Quote Originally Posted by gabmuks View Post
    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.
    On the newer computer, switch Chrome off and check that no Chrome process is running. Then rename
    Code:
    /home/user-name/.config/google-chrome
    to something else. Now see if Chrome works. If it does, you won't have any of your old bookmarks, extensions and history, but that's for later.

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    Re: Virtual Package

    Quote Originally Posted by gabmuks View Post
    ...
    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.
    Type about:version in the address bar for the Chrome browser that works and hit enter. Then post the information here.

    For the Chrome browser that doesn't work, see if you have a folder like this:
    /home/your_name/.config/google-chrome. If you do, look for a file called Local State. (Yes, there's a space in there.) Open it with your text editor or however you wish and look near the bottom for something like "stats_version": "20.0.1132.47" and paste that line here.

    Alternatively, open a terminal and just type:
    Code:
    google-chrome --version
    (No need of "stable")

    As far as repositories go, I don't know how necessary medibuntu is nowadays. The xswat one is for specialised needs and should not normally be found on a computer running Ubuntu that has not given problems.

    My suggestion is that you can just untick them to disable them. That way, you can regain them if you choose by ticking them again. In any case, you can untick any repo that has "source" in it unless you examine source code.

    By the way, could you please mention whether you are the sole user of the computer or are others allowed to use it and install software on it?
    Last edited by vasa1; July 5th, 2012 at 03:57 AM.

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    Re: Virtual Package

    By the way, why do you have Custom Server? How did it get there?
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