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    Default Google Chrome not working

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    I added browser chrome by Yast to my system. But it does not start, only a bouncing icon and then nothing. What could be wrong.

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    Most probably a missing library, open a terminal and type
    Code:
    google-chrome
    post the output here, it should contain an error message which tells what is
    missing.

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    I have not been using Chrome, but decided to install it when you indicated you were having a problem. I installed 13.0.767 from YaST using the openSUSE contrib repository. Are you trying to use the same version from the same repository as I? Chrome does load and seems to work OK, at least under openSUSE 11.4 and a 64 bit configuration.

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    jdmcdaniel3 wrote:

    > I installed 13.0.767 from YaST
    > using the openSUSE contrib repository.


    I guess you installed chromium, it is not exatly the same as chrome.

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    OK then, now I have Chrome and Chromium. I did not find Chrome in a YaST repository, but downloaded it from Google. It says it is version 11.0.696.68 and does seem to work as well.

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    jdmcdaniel3 wrote:

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    > OK then, now I have Chrome and Chromium. I did not find Chrome in a
    > YaST repository, but downloaded it from Google. It says it is version
    > 11.0.696.68 and does seem to work as well.
    >
    > Thank You,
    >

    That only means that all libraries needed by chrome on your machine were
    simply already there.
    I still wait for the OP to report back, what the error message is.

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    The error message on a clean system is
    Code:
    opensuse@linux-1jha:~> google-chrome
    /usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0:
    cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Installing libpng12-0 solves that.

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    Installing libpng12-0 solves that.
    Hello martin_helm. So I do have libpng12-0 installed along with several other libpng files. What might have installed these automatically for me, do you know?

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    jdmcdaniel3 wrote:

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    >> Installing libpng12-0 solves that.

    >
    > Hello martin_helm. So I do have libpng12-0 installed along with
    > several other libpng files. What might have installed these
    > automatically for me, do you know?
    >
    > Thank You,
    >

    Honestly no idea what else needs them on your system
    I just remebered that one dependency for chrome was broken (means it did not
    install that package if it was not already there) but I did not remeber
    which one.
    Looking at my real system (not the virtual machine I used for the test) I
    see that for example the qt3 libs require the old libpng12.

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    Well I tried from Google first and downloaded rpm file:
    I get this:
    richard@openSUSE:~> google-chrome
    /usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    So this libpng-thing is missing ?

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