Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 12.04 with deb file

Google Chrome is one of the most used, popular, fastest and secure web browser. It is available for Linux(rpm,deb), Mac and Windows.

You can download and  install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10 / 12. 04 / 11.10 / 11.04 using debian file or you can also install using apt-get by adding google repository to your repository.

To Install

Download the current stable version from here. After downloading the “.deb” file, open a terminal and move to the directory where the debian file is downloaded. For example, if the file is in Downloads use the below command to move to the Downloads directory.

cd Downloads

After changing the directory, use the below command to install the google chrome from debian file. Type the password for the user when prompted.

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

If you find any error and the installation fails because of dependency like below screen shot.

Then try using the below command, type the password for the user when prompted.

sudo apt-get -f install

The above command will install dependency automatically. Check the screen shot below. If the error remains then try installing the dependency first and re-install the google chrome.

That’s it. Now enjoy using the chrome in ubuntu 12.04 / ubuntu 14.04 / ubuntu 13.04 / Ubuntu 13.10.

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

  • an

    This doesn’t work for me. When I try the second option it just removes the failed install instead.

    • the easiest way: Downloadthe *.deb file, either the 32 bit or 64 bit versin, and double click on it!!!

  • Same here, 2nd part doesn’t work as described. It just remove the failed install of the chrome. :-(

  • Tried 2nd one . haven’t Got any error , but not working …

  • Hi an, Abdullah, N0B0Dy,

    Try installing the dependency by following this guide.

  • TeaBagger_1

    Seems to work GREAT. Thanks

  • gm

    Thanks man!
    Cool command apt-get -f install

  • Bala

    Thanks a lot for sharing this.

  • Sudhir Sangwan

    Thanks its useful.

  • Steveyknoxville

    Thanks heaps, I am a total novice just starting out, really enjoying ubuntu so far. It would not work at first because I didnt realise if I just copy and pasted the script I would have the $ twice……once I removed the second $ it worked great. Thanks again.

  • lemcus

    work great on all commands.

  • kaspi

    Thanks! :)
    This works perfectly!

  • Dave Smith

    When I do this it just removes the partially installed Chrome.
    Also: This is pretty advanced. Why does it take a computer science degree to install… CHROME? Srsly.

    • Wunderpie

      I know… and the ubuntu method of installing software is said to be SO MUCH EASIER because you only need to use the ubuntu software center – but most of these programs AREN’T IN the ubuntu software center. So it does, in fact, require a degree to install a program.

  • Arletta

    After repeated attempts, it finally worked. So, now, wehre is Google Chrome? I can’t find it under accessories or sotware or anything!

  • Arletta

    Seriously, I tried another method and I know Chrome is installed because it told me that the one I was trying to install was not co-installable with the one already installed. So, I know it is installed but, I cannot find it, whatsoever. I have searched and it is not anywhere to be found. So, now what?

    • Piet

      Do you have an answer yet? Because i have the same problem….

    • Piet

      I have solved it! Go to Dash home, make a choice (sorry: dutch) installed (i guess) en drag en drop the icon in the toolbar. grz.

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  • Linux4Ever

    Thank you very much , it worked .

  • ambrose

    pls help getting following errors

    ambrose@ambrose-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
    [sudo] password for ambrose:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Correcting dependencies… Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    libnss3-1d libxss1
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    libnss3-1d libxss1
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 22.0 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 157 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
    libnss3-1d libxss1
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]? n
    E: Some packages could not be authenticated
    pls help trying this from past 2 days ;(

    • Did you try installing the dependency libraries?

  • Hey, thanks very much for the tutorial. I’m just doing a bit of research about Ubuntu and stumbled onto this page. I’m keen to get away from windows for sure but I’m with Dave Smith on this one – why is installing something like a web browser so complicated? It makes me think, for an average user, that windows still might be the easiest option.

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  • tom

    Great I had problems installing it thx

  • It worked. Domo Origato

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  • I noticed on the third try that at the end of the install it it was Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index…
    So I did a CD /usr/share/applications
    Lots of stuff with a dir
    That is where all the applications are located!~) Open the folder under File System and navigate to usr then share then applications and Drag the Google Chrome icon to the task list

  • Bjpp21

    Thanks man I installed this in my 12.10 using your command and it’s work!… 😀

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  • It installed chrome but did not create an icon to run it, so I kept thinking it was not installed when in fact it was. Robert gave me the clue I needed and I went to File Systems……usr…..share……applications………..and drag and dropped the Google chrome icon to the Desktop or task list and viola it works. Now I need to get flash working, because it doesn’t by default
    Thanks loads Robert.

    • Manivannan M

      Hi Tim,

      Check this link “”

    • alfie0077

      Got the icon! Thanks… Chrome is Useless… Google Chrome now says ‘run from terminal”.

      Now have the screen for google chrome…. run from terminal. Useless screen because I cannot access any place on the internet!… Cannot go to ‘’ nor any other place.

      will remove it and put up with firefox blowing up about 4x per day.

  • Kan Han

    I have the following errors:

    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:

    google-chrome-stable depends on lib32gcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1); however:

    Package lib32gcc1 is not installed.

    google-chrome-stable depends on lib32stdc++6 (>= 4.6); however:

    Package lib32stdc++6 is not installed.

    google-chrome-stable depends on libc6-i386 (>= 2.11); however:

    Package libc6-i386 is not installed.

  • priyan

    thanks very much for this.

  • Boris Ostruznjak

    Seems to be working when I also do the apt-get -f install but how to get past the EULA screen for ttf corefonts??

  • Noob43

    student@UBUNTU-32:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
    dpkg: error: unknown option –

    Type dpkg –help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];
    Use `dselect’ or `aptitude’ for user-friendly package management;
    Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
    Type dpkg –force-help for a list of forcing options;
    Type dpkg-deb –help for help about manipulating *.deb files;

    Options marked [*] produce a lot of output – pipe it through `less’ or `more’ !

  • Metal

    thank you very much! :)

  • Sukhi

    Gr8 post…u did it very short & enough…thanks & keep it up..

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  • jackkessler

    This has to be an eye-roller for most of you but…..
    Should I install it using my admin account or my user account? I would like it to be visible and usable from all accounts including future ones. Thanks.

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  • posion

    nice tutorial it’s work

  • Randay

    I once had Google Chrome installed in 12.04. Then after regular updates of 12.04, Chrome stopped launching. I followed your very good instructions and Chrome re-installed. However, now I get the message: “This computer can no longer run Google Chrome because its hardware is no longer supported.” Mine is indeed and old computer. Is it worthwhile to try to install an older version of Chrome or should I just forget it?

    I have tried several methods of installing Chromium instead, and it installs but it just never opens so I guess I can’t use that as an alternative.

    • Matthias

      I get the same message when trying to run Chrome, although Chromium works just fine (Gmail gives a message that the browser is not supported though). Did you ever get a resolution?

      • Alex R

        Hmmm. Gmail saying the un-commercialized, open source basis of Google Chrome is unsupported. Innterrresting.

  • Sobin E S

    great .. its working

  • Lathian JD Horton

    I had major problems getting Chrome to run following these instructions and the below comment “So it does in fact require a degree to install a program” is really apt. It took me over an hour and a half. 1) I had unmet dependencies that sudo apt-get -f install did not resolve from me 2) I took the suggestion to sudo apt-get autoremove without consideration and ended up un-installing things I needed. I resolved this by taking note of the dependencies called for by sudo dpkg -i google-chrome… and installing them manually. It was an iterative process. After all that was done I ran into a file permission problem. Somehow a lot of the config files in /temp and my home ~/.config directory where owned by root. sudo chown owner:group filename resolved that. ALL THIS JUST TO WATCH NETFLIX IN LINUX!

  • Ahmed Majid

    thanks that was very helpful

  • Khrisna Kusuma

    Nice it`s tutorial

  • Egambaram

    cd /tmp


    sudo apt-get update

    sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

    sudo apt-get -f install



  • Egambaram


    Try this out

    sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable


  • Rahul Patel

    Google Chrome 32 bit .deb file for Ubuntu can be downloaded from these links:

    Thank you.