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    Default Google-chrome.desktop

    OS: Linux 3.1.10-1.16-desktop x86_64
    KDE: 4.7.2 (4.7.2) "release 5"

    AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor
    Speed: 3,200.00 MHz
    Cores: 5
    Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    Model:
    2D driver: radeon
    3D driver: Unknown Gallium (7.11)
    Total memory (RAM): 7.8 GiB
    Free memory: 5.3 GiB (+ 1.2 GiB Caches)
    Free swap: 2.0 GiB

    I am trying to uninstall google chrome so I can reinstall it, the uninstaller says it cannot find google-chrome.desktop.
    However, if I navigate to the directory in which it resides, it is right there...

    All I want to do is get a good install of google chrome - can somebody help me plz.

  2. #2
    dd@home.dk NNTP User

    Default Re: Google-chrome.desktop

    On 07/06/2012 02:36 AM, coasterad wrote:
    > the uninstaller says it cannot find google-chrome.desktop.


    what is "the uninstaller"? if it is that thing in the panel at the
    bottom of the screen, it is an applet named 'apper' which is brain
    dead/broken on arrival...you should not use it for anything! (that has
    been said in these fora about a billion times, almost:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=site...l+apper+delete

    i uninstalled apper, some folks just right click it and "disable"
    it...and, then ignore it in the panel..

    so to get chrome working: open YaST Software Repositories and check to
    make sure you have the repo named "google-chrome" enabled and
    refreshed...then close the Software Repository module and open the
    Software Management module..

    do a search on "chrome" and (depending on how badly apper mangled its
    job) you should see that you have installed one of these:
    google-chrome-unstable
    google-chrome-beta
    google-chrome-stable

    a check mark in the little box means it is installed, empty box - not.

    right click on the one(s) installed and select "Delete" then press "Accept"

    then go back and search on 'chrome' again and select the version you
    want...all three work fine here, and 'unstable' is the newest...this
    time single left click on the box to turn it from empty to a green
    check, and then "Accept"

    that should get you a working Chrome..

    now: since you have killed apper, you need to occasionally (some say
    weekly, some say daily) run YaST Online Update which will then keep your
    system security patched..

    --
    dd


  3. #3

    Default Re: Google-chrome.desktop

    no joy, I followed the steps you outlined above but when I installed chrome through the software manage I got the same results - chrome will not load.

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    Default Re: Google-chrome.desktop

    Code:
    bilbo@linux-barl:~> google-chrome
    /usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    bilbo@linux-barl:~> ^C

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    Default Re: Google-chrome.desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by coasterad
    Code:
    /usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Hi
    Have you installed libpng12?

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  6. #6

    Default Re: Google-chrome.desktop

    yes, I did install libpng12 and chrome does open now but something is still not right.

    yast did not install chrome into "applications/internet/web browsers" - instead I can only find it under "recently installed"

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    Default Re: Google-chrome.desktop

    also, there is no google chrome icon

  8. #8

    Default Re: Google-chrome.desktop

    On 07/06/12 11:26, coasterad pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > also, there is no google chrome icon
    >
    >

    If installed from the Google Chrome repo it should be under:

    <code>
    Applications Menu-->Internet-->Web Browser
    </code>

    The "Applications Menu" is the green gecko button on the lower left of
    your screen (KDE).

    Ken

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    Default Re: Google-chrome.desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by kensch View Post

    >
    >

    If installed from the Google Chrome repo it should be under:

    <code>
    Applications Menu-->Internet-->Web Browser
    </code>

    The "Applications Menu" is the green gecko button on the lower left of
    your screen (KDE).

    Ken
    I agree, however, that is not where it was installed - I have absolutely no idea where it is installed - actually, it is almost like it is just cached somewhere - sounds weird but thats what it seems like

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    Default Re: Google-chrome.desktop

    Easy enough to just add it to the menu. Apparently for some reason it did not get added. Note that the menu is just a short cut to the actual code. You can use Find File/Folders to locate exactly where the code is in the system.

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