Jun 152010

Google Chrome is the new cool faster browser that has been around and making news for a while but only on Windows until recently they finally released the Linux version of the browser. With google chrome browser slowly gaining traction and acceptance among general internet users, the browser has also evolved from being a simple raw fast browser with features like themes and extensions that made Firefox so very popular and more web app integration.

Install Google Chrome in openSUSE
Google has released RPM files for openSUSE on 32-bit and 64-bit architecture. Installation of Google Chrome in openSUSE is a simple 2 step procedure where we install Linux Standard Base Core (LSB) package and the Google Chrome package itself.
Install lsb
To install Linux Standard Base Core (lsb) package, run the following command:
opensuse:/home/sai/Download # yast2 -i lsb
Once installed, download Google Chrome RPM package for openSUSE from here by selecting the 32-bit or 64-bit version and click “Accept and Install” to accept the terms of service.
Once downloaded, run the following command to install Google Chrome browser:
opensuse:/home/sai/Download # yast2 -i google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
This should install Google Chrome browser under /opt/google/chrome/ directory.
Now, you can start Google Chrome for the first time by running the following command:
opensuse:/opt/google/chrome # /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome
Also, you can add to your desktop by right-click and select “Create New” – “Link to application”

1. Click the “Application” tab, and enter a name, description and enter command as “/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome”

2. Click “General” tab and click the icon and search for google to click and select the Google Chrome browser icon and click OK.
This should add Google Chrome browser to desktop. Click the Google Chrome icon to launch for the first time and choose options like import settings from Firefox and make Google Chrome as the default browser etc if you want to and continue. There you have your Google Chrome browser up and running.
Happy browsing!!! Hope we soon have a 1-click installer for Google Chrome browser in openSUSE