How To Install Google Chrome on openSUSE

Install Google Chrome on openSUSE

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Google Chrome on openSUSE. Google Chrome, a web browser developed by Google, has gained immense popularity due to its speed, simplicity, and security. It’s a preferred choice for many users worldwide, offering a seamless browsing experience across various devices.

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 openSUSE.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: openSUSE.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • You will need access to the terminal to execute commands. openSUSE provides the Terminal application for this purpose. It can be found in your Applications menu.
  • You’ll need an active internet connection to download Google Chrome and its dependencies.
  • You’ll need administrative (root) access or a user account with sudo privileges.

Install Google Chrome on openSUSE

Step 1. Keeping your system updated is a fundamental aspect of maintaining a secure and stable operating environment. Before installing any new software, it’s advisable to update your system to ensure compatibility and prevent potential issues. To update your openSUSE system, open the terminal and enter the following command:

sudo zypper refresh
sudo zypper update

This command updates the package list and ensures that your system is ready for the new software installation.

Step 2. Installing Google Chrome on openSUSE.

Google’s signed key plays a crucial role in the installation process. It verifies the authenticity of the packages, ensuring that they are genuine and have not been tampered with. To download and import Google’s signed key, use the following command:

sudo rpm --import

These commands download the key and import it into your system, respectively.

A repository is a storage location from where software packages are retrieved during the installation process. Adding Google Chrome’s repository to your system allows it to fetch the necessary packages for installation. To add the Google Chrome repository, use the following command:

sudo zypper ar Google-Chrome

This command adds the Google Chrome repository to your system’s list of repositories.

With the repository added, you can now install Google Chrome. The following command will install the stable version of Google Chrome:

sudo zypper in google-chrome-stable

During the installation process, your system retrieves the necessary packages from the Google Chrome repository and installs them on your system.

After the installation, it’s important to verify that Google Chrome has been correctly installed. This can be done by checking the installed version of Google Chrome. Use the following command to display the version:

google-chrome --version

Step 3. Launching Google Chrome on openSUSE.

You can launch Google Chrome directly from the command line. Use the following command to start Google Chrome:


This command launches Google Chrome, and you should see the browser window appear on your screen.

Install Google Chrome on openSUSE

If you wish to remove Google Chrome, use the following command:

sudo zypper rm google-chrome-stable

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Chrome. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Google Chrome on your openSUSE system. For additional or useful information, we recommend you check the official Chrome website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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