How to Install Google Chrome on Linux Mint

Linux Mint (and any Debian derivatives) does not come with Google Chrome. You can’t install it even from Software Manager. In this blog, I will show you how to install it from terminal.

Make sure you have vim installed on your machine. (sudo apt install vim)

Next create a new file under the directory.

sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list.d/chrome.list

Paste the following source in the file.

deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

Add the key.

wget -q -O - https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

Execute update.

sudo apt update

Install Google Chrome.

sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

Start Google Chrome

google-chrome

I’m not sure how you can add Google Chrome in the favorite menu yet. I will update this article when I find out.

Edit: It showed up in the menu the next day, so I am guessing it takes some time for the DE to cache the newly installed applications.

Author: admin

A software engineer in greater Seattle area

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