How To Install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 19

Install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 19

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 19. For those of you who didn’t know, Google Chrome is the official Google browser that is available for almost all platforms. Google Chrome is not an open-source browser itself, but it is based on the Chromium browser which is available in default Linux Mint repositories. It is a secure and easy-to-use browser.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Google Chrome on a Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 19 (Tricia).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 19

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing Google Chrome on Linux Mint 19.

Now, we download the Google signing key and install it:

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

Set up the Google Chrome repository:

echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

Then, install Google Chrome Stable using the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install google-chrome-beta

Step 3. Accessing Google Chrome.

Once installed, start Google Chrome by using activities, Click on Activities and search for Google Chrome once the icon appeared click on it to start the program or execute the following command from your Ubuntu terminal:

google-chrome-stable

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Google Chrome. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Chrome browser in Linux Mint 19 Tricia systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Google Chrome website.

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