Chrome Install On LXDE


After a recent clean install of Debian and LXDE, I tried to install Chrome browser with no luck. I went to Chrome download site and pulled down the latest *.deb file for a 64-bit system.

When I tried to install using aptitude or dpkg, the system would have none of it. I googled and found instructions on one of the forums.

Suggestions included using the Google repository. This required adding the following to /etc/apt/sources.list

deb stable main non-free
deb testing main non-free

Update aptitude package list

aptitude update

As a security measure, the system would not pull download and install any software till Google Chrome servers were authenticated. This required installing a key:

wget -q -O | apt-key add -

It took a few attempts before the key was finally and added.

Next I added the key to Gnupg keyring:

gpg --keyserver --recv A040830F7FAC5991 && gpg --export --armor A040830F7FAC5991 | apt-key add -

There was a long pause while GnuPG connected with the key server and downloaded the key.

gpg: requesting key 7FAC5991 from hkp server
gpg: key 7FAC5991: public key "Google, Inc. Linux Package Signing Key " imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1

Once the key was on the keyring, I could download software from Google Chrome servers without complaints.

aptitude install google-chrome-stable

Or if you want to run the testing version.

aptitude install google-chrome-unstable

This may be a little buggy still.

In minutes Chrome was up and running. And damn quick it is too.

Previous Chrome extensions slowed the browser down to a crawl. This time, the only extension I add is adblock.

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