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    Default Chromium web browser doesnt start after latest updates

    openSuse 11.4 + Gnome 3 (upgraded from oneclick install).
    a couple of ago i ran zypper update and there were some updates available for chromium (and a few other things). I installed them, did some work in libreoffice (dint use chromium then) and turned the computer off.
    Tday i needed to do some web surfing, so boot up my computer, launch chromium and get the following message (i translated it from spanish as i use the spanish version of opensuse)...
    Failed to launch <<Chromium web browser>>
    Failure executing child process <<chromium>> (The specified file or folder doesnt exsists)
    Before the "update" chromium worked perfectly. Now it doesnt even start.
    Any idea of what might have went wrong, or how can i fix it?

    thanks

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    Default Re: Chromium web browser doesnt start after latest updates

    It appears the update failed to install the bin file. I solved the problem by going to YaST>Software Management and forcing install (N.B. YaST had it registered as installed.)

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    Default Re: Chromium web browser doesnt start after latest updates

    To solve this issue simply adjust the shortcut to the application like this:
    for 32 bit system, Chromium is located here /usr/lib/chromium
    for 64 bit system, Chromium is located here /usr/lib64/chromium

    Choose from one of the executables when adjusting the shortcut: chromium chromium-generic chromium-kde
    For me as a KDE user, chromium-kde works to start the browser; i may work under a Gtk medium as well
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    Default Re: Chromium web browser doesnt start after latest updates

    Quote Originally Posted by creatura85 View Post
    To solve this issue simply adjust the shortcut to the application like this:
    for 32 bit system, Chromium is located here /usr/lib/chromium
    for 64 bit system, Chromium is located here /usr/lib64/chromium

    Choose from one of the executables when adjusting the shortcut: chromium chromium-generic chromium-kde
    For me as a KDE user, chromium-kde works to start the browser; i may work under a Gtk medium as well
    For GNOME users there is chromium-gnome

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    Default Re: Chromium web browser doesnt start after latest updates

    thanks for your answers.
    I just went to add remove programs, and reinstalled chromium, and now it works perfectly.
    I dunno if it corrected the shortcut, installed a missing file, or what. But it works now.
    Before even if i tried to launch it from a terminal, or by the ALT+F2 dialog it dint work.
    But problem is solved now
    Thanks!

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