How to Install Google Chrome 17 on Fedora 16, CentOS 6 / RHEL 6

Google Chrome is the most rapidly growing web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. As of November Google Chrome is the second most widely used browser having over taken Firefox, it shares around 28% worldwide browser usage. Google Chrome has the inbuilt translate faculty for translation of over 52 languages. Google Chrome has option to install extension and web application to increase the feature and functionality of the browser; you can also install themes for the visual change.


Here is the tutorial about installing latest Google Chrome (Currently 17.0)  on Fedora 16 and CentOS 6 / RHEL 6.

Step 1: Open Terminal (Applications –> System Tools –> Terminal).

Step 2: Switch to root user.

[raj@geeksite~/]$ su

Step 3: Download Google Chrome.

For 32 bit

[root@geeksite~/]# wget

For 64 bit

[root@geeksite~/]# wget

Step 4: Install Dependencies.

[root@geeksite~/]# yum -y install redhat-lsb libXScrnSaver

Step 5: Install Google Chrome.

For 32 bit

[root@geeksite~/]# rpm -Uvh google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm

For 64 bit

[root@geeksite~/]# rpm -Uvh google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Step 6: Start Google Chrome (Applications –> Internet –>  Chrome). Note: Google Chrome can not be run as root (Tutorial about running Google Chrome as root).


[raj@geeksite~/]$ google-chrome

Screen Shot of Google Chrome 17 on Fedora 16.

Screen Shot of Google Chrome 17 on CentOS 6 / RHEL 6.

That ‘s All.

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  • Richard Lloyd

    Unfortunately, Google Chrome 28 or later no longer runs “out of the box” on CentOS 6. Try my script if you want to run it on that platform:

  • ITzGeek Web

    Install it using below command.

    yum install