Install Chrome on Linux Mint 12

After i moved to Linux Mint 12, I wanted to install Google Chrome again.
Usual installation through installation manager failed.

solution was found and it is pretty simple.
1. Get deb installation file of Chrome for your architecture
2. run the following command line:

sudo dpkg -i yourdownloadfile.deb

it will install Chrome to your machine.
in output you will see something like:

Unpacking google-chrome-stable (from google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
 google-chrome-stable depends on libnspr4-0d (>= 4.7.3-0ubuntu1~); however:
  Package libnspr4-0d is not installed.
 google-chrome-stable depends on libnss3-1d (>= 3.12.3); however:
  Package libnss3-1d is not installed.
 google-chrome-stable depends on libcurl3; however:
  Package libcurl3 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Errors were encountered while processing:

3. run the following command line to download needed packages:

sudo apt-get install -f

found here Google Chrome and Linux Mint 12 (Lisa)


  1. just wanted to say thanx buddy, i am new to linux and was trying to install chrome, but with my windows exp no luck, u have done a grt job

  2. This was weird. I can’t believe chrome was so difficult to install. Not that it was hard but the simple fact that I had to look up instructions makes it too difficult for something one could argue should be installed by default.

  3. Hi.
    It is very simple.
    As hangga said, go in synaptic package manager (installed by default in mint) and search for Chromium. This is the name google chosen for Chrome in Linux. Tick the pachage and install. Thats all. Cheers!

  4. Linux distributions sometimes require a little extra work I’ve been using many different Distributions since 05 and after the learning curve was conqured you couldent pay me to switch back to MS or shell out the ridiculous price for an intel machine with a picture of fruit and a taylored linux distribution (OSX) so I do agree that chrome should be default but the easy distributions like ubuntu mint fedora etc. do have chromium in the package manager can be installed in a series of mouse clicks but for my time money and peace of mind MSers keep your expensive resource hog anti-virus programs and fruit lovers enjoy your over priced Intel computer with ATI graphics Ill do a little work

  5. With the new packages, if you download them from the official site, all you have to do is double-click on the package (as long as it is a .deb package). At least in Linux Mint 13, thats all you have to do if you dont want to run it in the terminal.

  6. i try to install, i get the massage “you don,t have permission”
    i try on terminal it asks me for password but it freezes.any sugesstion?

  7. Hamid,
    either your user has no no wheel permissions – to execute sudo.
    Or there is something wrong with your root account.

    Try first “su -”
    This will switch you to root account and then install chrome.

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