How to Install Google Chrome 17 on openSUSE 12.1


Google Chrome LogoGoogle 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 openSUSE 12.1.

Step 1: Open 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 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 (Kickoff –> Applications –> Internet –>  Web Browser –> 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 openSUSE 12.1.

That ‘s All.

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