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    Default Google Chrome installs but does not start up

    I was able to install Chrome from the Google website. But when clicking chrome to start it, I just get the bouncing chrome icon for a little bit before it disappears and nothing happens.

    11.4 x86_64.

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    Default Re: Google Chrome installs but does not start up

    I use chromium from this repo

    Index of /repositories/openSUSE:/11.4:/Contrib/standard

    Code:
    zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/11.4:/Contrib/standard contrib
    Code:
    zypper ref
    (a) to accept
    Code:
    zypper in chromium
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    same problem here , installed beta chrome from google fails to start.

    Installed the above repo, starts and crashes ,
    tried to launch it from terminal
    Code:
    linux-t4a1:/home/user # chromium
    **
    GLib-GIO:ERROR:gdbusconnection.c:2279:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)
    Aborted
    inux-t4a1:/home/user # [7928:7928:1932002907:ERROR:zygote_main_linux.cc(433)] write: Broken pipe
    11.4 32 bit fresh install

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    I get the same reaction from Chrome in my fresh install of 11.4. However, adding the Contrib repo gave me a working copy of Chromium. This has happened in earlier versions of opensuse. Usually, an update (or two) of Chrome resolves the problem. I want Chrome back because I find this new Firefox ug-ly !
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    Adding the mozzila repo and switching on it will give FF3 back
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    Yeah I had the same issue, seemed to be a problem with libpng12.so when I tried running google-chrome from the terminal. I'm running OpenSuse 11.4 64 bit.
    Running:
    zypper in libpng12-0
    fixed it.
    Now to get VMWare player / Workstation working ..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmccrackan View Post
    Yeah I had the same issue, seemed to be a problem with libpng12.so when I tried running google-chrome from the terminal. I'm running OpenSuse 11.4 64 bit.
    Running:
    zypper in libpng12-0
    fixed it.
    Now to get VMWare player / Workstation working ..............
    Ah libpng, thankyou.
    whats surprising is i had this dependency error all over when i tried the milestones , so this time i didnt get any . I assumed it was installed already.

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    Thank you. Fixed it for me too. Had no idea that was the problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmccrackan View Post
    Yeah I had the same issue, seemed to be a problem with libpng12.so when I tried running google-chrome from the terminal. I'm running OpenSuse 11.4 64 bit.
    Running:
    zypper in libpng12-0
    fixed it.
    Now to get VMWare player / Workstation working ..............
    Thanks for the chrome tip. Gotta have my chrome and inverter extension.

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    worked for me too - thanks.

    chrome did work fine on 11.3 x86 upgraded to 11.4 x86, although i guess thats because it was already was.

    (im now on 11.4 x64 fresh install)
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