Installing Chrome

I am having problems with Chromium (version 57.0.2987.98 amd64) on
a Jessie desktop system.

Drop down menus on certain websites are not working at all (the menus don’t drop down). I understand that Chromium on Jessie is no longer supported.

Rather than going through the whole process of updating from Jessie to Stretch in order to get the latest stable Chromium version (62.0.3202.89),
I was thinking of the possibility of installing the latest version of Chrome on Jessie. I have seen several websites that refer to this process :-

package management - Install google-chrome-stable with apt on 16.04 - Ask Ubuntu … t-on-16-04

How to Install Google Chrome on Linux Desktops … linux-mint

My intention would be as follows :-

(1) Click on the following link and download the Google Chrome Browser from Google’s website, as appropriate to a Debian 64 bit system :-

Google Chrome Web Browser … index.html

I note that Google’s repository will be also be added to my system so that
Chrome can automatically be kept up to date.

(2) Perform an update :-

sudo apt-get update

(3) Install Chrome as follows :-

sudo apt-get install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

(4) Run Chrome :-

$ google-chrome-stable

Would this work okay, with no problems at all ?

Can’t see why not (if Debian supports ‘sudo’) … give it a try :slight_smile:

It’d be easy enough to remove if it doesn’t work

sudo apt-get remove --purge google-chrome-stable

Chrome has now been installed on a Jessie system as follows :-

(1) Logged into home directory as root.

(2) Downloaded google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb from

  https://www.google.co.in/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

  to the home directory.

(3) In the home directory, tried to install Chrome :-

  apt install  ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

(4) This failed, giving lots of error messages such as :-

  E: Release 'google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb' for 'firefox-l10n-hr' was not found

(5) The command :-

   dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

   was then run.

(6) This gave the messages :-

  Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.

(Reading database … 120380 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb …
Unpacking google-chrome-stable (63.0.3239.84-1) …
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
google-chrome-stable depends on libappindicator1; however:
Package libappindicator1 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package google-chrome-stable (–install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for menu (2.1.47) …
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1) …
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58) …
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.0.2-5) …
Errors were encountered while processing:
google-chrome-stable

(7) So the command :-

  apt-get -f install

  and then the command :-

  dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

  were run.

(8) Then the command :-

  google-chrome-stable

 was run to start Chrome.

(9) This produced the following error messages :-

 libGL error: failed to open drm device: Permission denied

libGL error: failed to load driver: nouveau
ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.
[32145:32145:1211/192714.812289:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(351)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.

 Can anyone please explain what these errors mean and how can they be resolved ?

 Chrome runs to some extent but I would like to clear up the above errors.

  Thanks very much.

Chrome has problems with producing dropdown menus.

Has anyone else come across this problem ?

Would the latest version of Chrome solve this problem ?

I’m personally not seeing any problems with Chrome or Chromium (but then I’m on an Ubuntu base) … but it’s always a good idea to have the latest version of a web browser.