Installing Google Chrome in Open Suse

I couldn’t install Google Chrome browser by single-click. I found it a little bit difficult to install that browser on Open Suse, that is why I am writing this post.

I hope my post will be useful for most of the people . Smile

First of all LSB (Linux Standard Base Core) package should be installed.

The goal of the LSB is to develop and promote a set of open standards that will increase compatibility among Linux distributions and enable software applications to run on any compliant system even in binary form. In addition, the LSB will help coordinate efforts to recruit software vendors to port and write products for Linux Operating System.

Connect as a root user:

mariam@linux-jg40:~/Downloads> su

Install that package

linux-jg40:/home/mariam/Downloads# yast2 -i lsb

Download Google Chrome installation package for Open Suse from here.

Choose appropriate radio button: 32bit or 64bit.
Accept the license terms.

After that install Google Chrome.

linux-jg40:/home/mariam/Downloads# yast2 -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm


i386 indicates that this package is for 32bit OS
x86_64 —-is for 64bit

If after that Chrome is installed but doesn’t start up then run the following:

linux-jg40:/home/mariam/Downloads# zypper in libpng12-0

You can show the shortcut on the desktop by the following way:

Right click on the Desktop Folder-> choose Create New-> Link to Application.

Go to the Application tab and fill the following textboxes.

Note: In Command field there is written /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome.

Properties for Program.desktop

Click OK.

To change icon for the shortcut : Go to the General tab and click squared box, choose Other icons and clickbrowse, choose icon and click OK.

Happy browsing!



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