Install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 14 ‘Nadia’

You just installed Linux Mint 14 aka Nadia and want to install your favorite browser Google Chrome? If so, you may need to read this tutorial on how to install Google Chrome browser on Linux Mint.

There are two ways to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 14. The first way is via Linux Mint Software Manager and the second one is via command line after downloading the binary file from Google website.

1. Install Chrome browser via Software Manager

Find and click the Software Manager from the Menu then search ‘google-chrome’. Double click the package and then click install button.

Software Manager Linux Mint


2. Download manually from Google website

Go to page then click Download Chrome button. Select the Debian/Ubuntu version. Once it is downloaded, run the following command to install Chrome browser:

$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
[sudo] password for fuad:
Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
(Reading database ... 138618 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking google-chrome-stable (from google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up google-chrome-stable (23.0.1271.97-r171054) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome to provide /usr/bin/x-www-browser (x-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome to provide /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser (gnome-www-browser) in auto mode
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...

Now you are ready to start Chrome browser (it is located under Menu > Internet). Below is the screenshot of Google Chrome on Linux Mint 14 Nadia.

Google Chrome on Linux Mint

13 thoughts on “Install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 14 ‘Nadia’

  1. Also tried installing it after moving the package to the personal folder. Just tried because i thought maybe it would be a problem for installing from the dowload folder.
    But…Too bad, it didn’t work either..

  2. Well did the command in the right folder now(Downloads) But still i have problems with it… Anyone have a tip for me? Check the image below…

    1. libnss3 is missing. You need to install it first prior to installing google chrome. Simply run ‘sudo apt-get install libnss3’ to install it first. Then re-run ‘sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb’. Hopefully it solves the problem.

      1. Ok, thanks i’ll try to do that! :) Hope it’ll work then! (Btw, this is my last post now… It’s all a bit messy here now;)

      2. Just tried to install libnss3, but Linux say’s it already has the latest. Check:
        theo@LinuxMint ~ $ sudo apt-get install libnss3
        [sudo] password for theo:
        Pakketlijsten worden ingelezen… Klaar
        Boom van vereisten wordt opgebouwd
        Statusinformatie wordt gelezen… Klaar
        libnss3 is reeds de nieuwste versie.
        0 pakketten opgewaardeerd, 0 pakketten nieuw geïnstalleerd, 0 te verwijderen en 177 niet opgewaardeerd.
        theo@LinuxMint ~ $

  3. It doesn’y work for me..

    Terminal say’s:
    “dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb (–install):
    kan archief niet benaderen: No such file or directory
    Fouten gevonden tijdens behandelen van:
    Please help!! :S

    1. Hi Theo, Are you in the correct directory where the ‘google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb’ file located. If you download a file using Mozilla, the downloaded file shall be saved in Downloads directory / folder. Check inside Downloads directory!

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