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

AMD Phenom™ II X6 1090T Processor
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Cores: 5
Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
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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.

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:

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:

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…


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.

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

Have you installed libpng12?

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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”

also, there is no google chrome icon

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:

Applications Menu–>Internet–>Web Browser

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


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

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.