11.4. m6 KDE and Google Chrome

Anyone have success installing Google Chrome on 11.4 m6 KDE. I tried stable, beta and unstable and could not get any of them to pop.

Thanks!

Have you tried Chromium instead?

You would probably want:
Index of /repositories/openSUSE:/Factory:/Contrib/standard

Yes, I am using the i386 chrome 9.0.597.67 beta on a 64 bit system to stream radio at the moment.

It starts with “google-chrome” from bash. /usr/bin/google-chrome is a symbolic link to /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
The command in Kickoff is “/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome %U”
I added the repository: http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386

On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:36:03 +0530, eng-int
<eng-int@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

>
> Yes, I am using the i386 chrome 9.0.597.67 beta on a 64 bit system to
> stream radio at the moment.
>
> It starts with “google-chrome” from bash. /usr/bin/google-chrome is a
> symbolic link to /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
> The command in Kickoff is “/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome %U”
> I added the repository:
> http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386
>

google-chrome is working for me too, on openSUSE 11.4 / KDE 4.6 (x86_64)
from this repo: http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64.
usually i prefer to use chromium, the free version, but when i tried to
install that a while ago, it didn’t work, so for now i’m using the google
version instead. once something goes wrong with that, i’ll switch back to
chromium, etc., etc.

(by the way, i believe the chromium version mentioned by caf4926 does work
now, but so does google-chrome, for me.)

what error messages do you get trying to use google-chrome?


phani.

Ok I will go back and re examine the problem knowing it is working for you guys. There was no error message just a working cursor then it would close. I am on a 64bit with kde for now.

On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:36:01 +0530, Glasairmell
<Glasairmell@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

>
> Ok I will go back and re examine the problem knowing it is working for
> you guys. There was no error message just a working cursor then it
> would close. I am on a 64bit with kde for now.
>

please start the application from a terminal (user, not root), by typing
“google-chrome”. if anything goes wrong, i.e., the app. doesn’t start,
this should provide some feedback, which you can post here.


phani.

It eventually happens with me on new OS installation, google chrome needs a specific library, install it, but to know library it is, I second it, open in terminal, type google-chrome and verify what dependencies are needed!!

Good Luck

For me, Chrome needed libpng12 while libpng14 is what is installed by default. I did a little research and found a bug report about this that claimed it had been resolved.

I installed libpng12 and chrome started fine.

Simple as libpng12.so.0 missing. I will make sure I run in terminal from now on before asking questions. = P

Added:
google-chrome
[20956:20956:4165549069:ERROR:chrome/common/json_pref_store.cc(48)] Error reading Preferences: File doesn’t exist. /home/trip/.config/google-chrome/Local State: No such file or directory
Created new window in existing browser session.

Heh, I will keep fiddling with it.

Thanks everyone!

Just deleting the .config/google-chrome directory fixed my last error. All is well now.

To day , with suse 11.4 kde when i launch Chrome it does not strat and when i try to do it with Terminal I get this result

pierre@Maison:~> google-chrome
/usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
pierre@Maison:~>

libpng12.so.0 is missing , but, what can I do ??

Thanks

zypper in libpng12-0

This was for me:

simone@192-168-1-5:~> google-chrome
/usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Then install libpng12.so.0: by YAST and Google-chrome start.

bye

It’s my experience: Google Chrome working properly if libpng12.so library is installed.
Unfortunately, the library isn’t installed automatically with the official RPM package.