Install google chrome with wine in Ubuntu

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Note:- Wine 1.1.4 has been released, and includes fixes for running Chrome.You need to make sure you have the wine version 1.1.4 installed

Install latest wine in Ubuntu

New WINE releases arrive every two weeks; the version in Ubuntu 8.04’s repository is already out-of-date. To be able to run Windows applications as well as possible, you should stay with the latest WINE releases.

Using GUI

Open System->Administration->Software Sources, and select the Third Party Software tab. Click Add and paste in the official WINE Ubuntu repository

deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt hardy main

When prompted, reload the repositories. Install the package wine from your package manager. Whenever a new version of WINE is released, you should see it in your Ubuntu updates.

Using Command line

First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following line save and exit

deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt hardy main

Update the source list file using the following command

sudo aptitude update

Install wine using the following command

sudo aptitude install wine

After installing you can check the wine version using the following command

wine --version

You need to make sure wine version is 1.1.4

Google’s net-installer for Chrome doesn’t work in Wine. Instead, use the standalone installer.Download it from here http://gpdl.google.com/chrome/install/149.27/chrome_installer.exe

Now you need to Open a terminal to and change to the directory you downloaded the installer to. Run the installer with Wine using the following command

wine chrome_installer.exe

The installation should complete.Now you need to Start Google Chrome and the Chrome window should open, but will appear to be broken. Close Chrome for now.

Run Chome with the–-new-http and –-in-process-plugins options to make it work (the command below is all one line):

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/profiles/$USER/Local\ Settings/Application\ Data/Google/Chrome/Application/chrome.exe --new-http --in-process-plugins

Use the previous command whenever you want to start Chrome. At this point Chrome is working fine, but the fonts are not good looking. The fonts can be improved by using winetricks

Install winetricks using the following commands

wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks

chmod +x winetricks

./winetricks corefonts tahoma

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23 thoughts on “Install google chrome with wine in Ubuntu

  1. Why would you want to install Chrome? If you want speed and innovation use Opera which has tremendous user control/customisation such as cookie management, and provides downloads for Ubuntu.

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    AJ Reply:

    guess you haven´t tried chrome

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  2. @Terry:
    Yep, I WAS a big big fan of Opera.

    but since Ubuntu 8.04 it doesn’t work on my computer anymore…
    moreover it became slower than Firefox!

    The last point is that I am using Windows to play and so I tried Chrome… I must admit that it is very cool ! (very quick to start up, wel thoughts in a lot of eature… and I love the multiple threading… I mean, when a site is broken it doesn’t screw the whole chrome but only the tab that contains it…. and this really is a cool feature!)

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  3. Hi, I have followed all the instructions and installed Chrome with latest wine. But as I request for a new page using Chrome, the program immediately halts. Why is that? Can you help?

    Regards
    Tarif

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  4. Note:- Wine 1.1.4 has been released, and includes fixes for running Chrome.You need to make sure you have the wine version

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  5. wine chrome_installer.exe doesnt work I get the error windows requires update, update via windows update.How could i fix this?

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  6. I had to install msxml3 using winetricks. Otherwise the installation always failed.
    No other changes were necessary using the latest Wine with a bare .wine directory.

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  7. Hm…. Maybe they’ll release a version for Linux soon. Cause Google is coming out with their OS remember?. And their gonna be using linux’s Kernel.

    But I’m gonna hate the New OS From Google cause you save all your data online the internet and if you have personal stuff they’ll check it…… No privacy. Makes it easier for Hackers.

    I rather stay with Ubuntu.

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