How to install Google Chrome in openSUSE

Don’t be confused about Chrome and Chromium. Both are browsers and using the same engines, then what’s the difference?, the difference is one is actively developed by open source community[Chromium] and the other is maintained and developed by Google[Chrome]. Google Chrome can say provide stable version, while Chromium is dev build version[unstable] which is stable though but have new features which then go to Google Chrome stable version later. Chromium is already provided in openSUSE default repositories. But for Google Chrome we need to add new repository. Which will have three versions, stable, beta, unstable. If you want to have different versions of this browser, install both Chromium and Chrome. Currently i’m running both versions, stable version from Google[Chrome] repository and dev build[Chromium] from openSUSE repositories. 1st of all open terminal and become root by su – , and then type, choose your system architecture:

64bit version

zypper ar Google-Chrome

32bit version

zypper ar Google-Chrome

Now type:

zypper ref

And install Google Chrome:

zypper in google-chrome-stable

Now you will have two versions of Chrome/Chromium browser.

  • Pavan

    Excelent, Thanks a lot

  • Appriciated

    Thanks alot the normal rpm didnt work for me for some reason

  • sliksoft

    Excelent, Thanks a lot

  • How to run Google Chrome with normal user
    download okteta Hex editor
    # okteta /opt/google/chrome
    This is the step you need to follow in order to be able to run Chrome as normal user:
    Now search for “geteuid” on the right side.
    Replace it with “getppid” and save.
    start chrome & works great!

  • slymak
    • Are you accessing it in browser directly?, if so, it will not work that way. You need to add the repo to the software repositories by the steps mentioned in the post.

  • Marcel van Mackelenbergh

    Fantastic, good and very helpful explanation. Chrome finally works after having tried 3 times in vain.

  • Succinct and to the point. Thanks!
    Simplicity is beauty.

  • takacs

    Very good tutorial!

    • Glad it helped you and others.

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  • rikardo150

    thank you, I just installed openSUSE 12.3 after using only 1 distribution of linux before(linux mint 14) and this info. was very helpfull

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  • Guinslym

    thanks a lot buddy!

  • siraj

    Thanks a lot

  • rumesh

    thanks buddy

  • fefan

    thanks a lot, works perfect

  • Hector

    thank you very much!

  • jimA thompson

    no valid meta data Google Chrome at specified URL. I’m stuck Yum installed.

  • Matthew Stein

    I followed the posted instructions and after the last step (install) I got the following error message with no workaround possible:

    Problem: google-chrome-unstable-39.0.2150.5-1.i386 conflicts with xorg-x11-libX11 < 7.6_1 provided by xorg-x11-libX11-7.4-5.9.1.x86_64

    Solution 1: do not ask to install a solvable providing google-chrome
    Solution 2: do not ask to install a solvable providing google-chrome
    Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c):