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    Default HowTo: Install Google Chrome developer edition in OpenSUSE

    If anyone was wondering how to install the Google Chrome browser in OpenSUSE 11.1 then you've come to the right place. Just to let you know flash is unavailable in Chrome right now. This version that you will be using in considered unstable. The file that we will be downloading was built for Debian. I can NOT guarantee that what I am about to have you do will not break your system. Having said that I am currently writing this in Chrome. So let's get started. First you're going to need to check if your environment is up to par by doing the following.
    Open the yast package manager and search for the following

    1. mozilla-nspr
    2. mozilla-nss
    3. alien

    If you did not have the aforementioned packages installed please install them.

    Step 2
    Download Google Chrome by going to
    Google Chrome

    Step 3
    Convert the .deb file that you just downloaded to a .rpm by doing the following (Mind you that you must change ./Desktop to whichever directory you downloaded the .deb file to.)

    alien -r ./Desktop/google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb

    step 4
    install the newly created .rpm file by doing the following

    sudo rpm -Uhv --nodeps ./google-chrome-unstable-3.0.192.0-1.i386.rpm

    Step 4
    Create an environment that allows Google Chrome to run by doing the following as root

    ln -s /usr/lib/libnspr4.so /usr/lib/libnspr4.so.0 d
    ln -s /usr/lib/libplc4.so /usr/lib/libplc4.so.0d
    ln -s /usr/lib/libplds4.so /usr/lib/libplds4.so.0 d
    ln -s /usr/lib/libssl3.so /usr/lib/libssl3.so.1d
    ln -s /usr/lib/libsmime3.so /usr/lib/libsmime3.so .1d
    ln -s /usr/lib/libnssutil3.so /usr/lib/libnssutil 3.so.1d
    ln -s /usr/lib/libnss3.so /usr/lib/libnss3.so.1d

    Step 5
    run Google Chrome by doing the following.

    google-chrome

    Step 6
    Notice how much faster Chrome is compared to Firefox on Linux.

    Have Fun.

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install Google Chrome developer edition in OpenSU

    Has anyone else gotten this to work?

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install Google Chrome developer edition in OpenSU

    was thinking about trying this but haven't made up my mind yet

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install Google Chrome developer edition in OpenSU

    I haven't tried it on SUSE but I have installed the DEB on an Ubuntu machine at work. Lots of things are still missing, in particular proxy settings, which meant that I couldn't view external sites. So I decided to wait until they have implemented more functionality. It's a rapidly moving target anyway.

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install Google Chrome developer edition in OpenSU

    I must say that it is A LOT faster than Firefox and if they will have thing like AdBlock in chrome then i dump FF and go to google's camp.

    Later you can just unpack the deb file and overwrite the old ones by copying it as su.

    To unpack the lzma packaged data file you need to have lzma installed and unpack it from command line since Ark does not support lzma.

    P.S. If you follow planet SUSE then you'll see that Ben Kevan is spewing out rpms with google-chrome inside
    How does a linux geek make love??

    - rtfm; unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; umount; zip; sleep;

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install Google Chrome developer edition in OpenSU

    well i tryed it cant get it to work

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install Google Chrome developer edition in OpenSU

    Try here ( i did and it works great).

    http://www.benkevan.com/blog/google-...-opensuse-rpm/

    P.S. The 64 bit rpm is in fact 32 bit so try to start from console first to see what you need and install missing 32 bit packages. Of course only if you run 64 bit SUSE
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    Default Re: HowTo: Install Google Chrome developer edition in OpenSU

    Quote Originally Posted by BenderBendingRodriguez View Post
    Try here ( i did and it works great).

    http://www.benkevan.com/blog/google-...-opensuse-rpm/

    P.S. The 64 bit rpm is in fact 32 bit so try to start from console first to see what you need and install missing 32 bit packages. Of course only if you run 64 bit SUSE
    thanks for the link
    and i did run it from console saw the error tried to link it then got another error and was tired of messing with it lol
    but will try your link thxs again

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install Google Chrome developer edition in OpenSU

    i'm sorry to see that its the fastest browser i've seen I always had this thing against google, i dont like to "google" i prefer yahoo, and now i'm surfing on chrome, thats why im sorry lol

    Agree with benderbending, if adblock would work inn chrome, it would be goodbye for ff. I dont think that would happend.. google IS ads, they breath and live for ads.
    Well maybe adblock will turn up in chrome, but someone else than google will have to make that wet dream come through..
    Anyone who can fix adblock in chrome? Pleeease
    Without loosing any speed in chrome of course..

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install Google Chrome developer edition in OpenSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by shinieb
    i'm sorry to see that its the fastest browser i've seen I always had
    this thing against google, i dont like to "google" i prefer yahoo, and
    now i'm surfing on chrome, thats why im sorry lol

    Agree with benderbending, if adblock would work inn chrome, it would be
    goodbye for ff. I dont think that would happend.. google IS ads, they
    breath and live for ads.
    Well maybe adblock will turn up in chrome, but someone else than google
    will have to make that wet dream come through..
    Anyone who can fix adblock in chrome? Pleeease
    Without loosing any speed in chrome of course..
    Hi
    Have you tried adsweep?

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