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    Installing Chrome Browser

    I'm trying to install Chrome on Ubuntu Desktop 20.04LTS.

    1) Go to:
    https://www.google.co.uk/chrome/than...r=0&brand=MRUS
    2) Click "Download Chrome"
    3) Select the 64bit Debian/Ubuntu package and click "Accept and Install"
    4) Open with the default software installer
    5) And guess what - it doesn't work and reports back the error message "Failed to install file: not supported"
    6) This is amusing because during installation it states that chromium is supported, or would that be different to chrome?

    I've just installed a new version of Ubuntu and already encountered 3 issues in the first 3 tasks I've done.

    This is why I hate Linux and Ubuntu. It's so amateurish and always ends in having to seek help for the simplest of tasks.

    ***
    Chromium

    So even though Google Chrome suggests a .deb package for Ubuntu 20.04LTS, the installation appears to fail.

    Using the "Ubuntu Software" toolbar app I searched for Chroumium and installed that, which appears to have worked.
    Last edited by gmseed; November 13th, 2020 at 12:51 PM.

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    Re: Installing Chrome Browser

    Never had a single issue installing Chrome.....ever.
    Code:
    wget -O ~/Downloads/chrome.deb https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/chrome.deb
    sudo apt-get -f install
    rm ~/Downloads/chrome.deb
    4 commands, dead easy

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    Re: Installing Chrome Browser

    This is why I hate Linux and Ubuntu.
    go away


    xubuntu 20.04 LTS (focal fossa)

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    Re: Installing Chrome Browser

    @3nd

    +1

    I installed Google Chrome using the method suggested by ActionParsnip. It never fails. I actually do not use Chrome as a web browser. I make use of its ARCWelder extension to run an Android app that is not available as a Linux app.

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
    Ubuntu user #33,200. Linux user #530,530


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    Re: Installing Chrome Browser

    And yet ... millions of people have installed Chrome without the slightest hint of an issue.
    Please read The Forum Rules and The Forum Posting Guidelines

    A thing discovered and kept to oneself must be discovered time and again by others. A thing discovered and shared with others need be discovered only the once.
    This universe is crazy. I'm going back to my own.

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    Re: Installing Chrome Browser

    dito

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    Re: Installing Chrome Browser

    Funny how installing Chrome on 17.04 and 20.04 doesn't work for me, but Chromium does.

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    Re: Installing Chrome Browser

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update -y
    Code:
    sudo apt upgrade
    and try your procedure again
    xubuntu 20.04 LTS (focal fossa)

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    Re: Installing Chrome Browser

    Post back any error message that might come up when running the above commands.

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    Re: Installing Chrome Browser

    Quote Originally Posted by .[COLOR=#000000
    This is why I hate Linux and Ubuntu.[/COLOR]
    Very robust way to ensure a negative response on a Ubuntu linux forum. Best to show more maturity next time.

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