Install google chrome with wine in Ubuntu

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Google Chrome is an open source web browser developed by Google. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or "chrome", of web browsers.Chromium is the name of the open source project behind Google Chrome,released under the BSD license.

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New WINE releases arrive every two weeks; the version in Ubuntu 8.04’s repository is already out-of-date.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 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 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

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


chmod +x winetricks

./winetricks corefonts tahoma

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23 Responses

  1. Andrew says:

    I’d rather just wait till they release a Linux version, but maybe that’s just me?

  2. Terry says:

    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.

  3. stadja says:

    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!)

  4. David says:

    I tried this, but chrome does not run very well. For example, if I try to sign in to gmail, I get

    This webpage is not available.

    The webpage at might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

  5. Al Williams says:

    Very good. Installing Flash crashes here though. Also, despite the Google documentation, it looks like a Java plugin doesn’t work (even in Windows).

  6. Al Williams says:

    Update: These instructions worked for me. Had to create the Plugins directory (don’t forget your user name which was omitted in the path provided).

  7. Konstantin says:

    It seems, that anybody cares about the information chrome is might sharing …

  8. Al Willaims says:

    In comment #6 the URL got cut. I meant this url: got flash working.

  9. TarifEzaz says:

    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?


  10. Franek says:

    Fa@#!$#@. Chrome 😛

  11. Deep says:

    while installing wine with the link it throws a public key error

    W: GPG error: hardy Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 58403026387EE263


  12. Waqaas says:

    Solution for :
    W: GPG error: hardy Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 58403026387EE263

    is :

    wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –

  13. Brian W says:

    The URL is broken. 🙁 Is there another link to download the installer?

  14. Dman says:

    New URL To Download Google Chrome On Ubuntu

  15. WiLL says:

    Where you can get latest installer.
    “The version of Google Chrome available from the link below may not auto-update to future browser releases, meaning you could miss important security fixes and feature improvements. If you install Google Chrome using the link below, bookmark this page and check back periodically to manually download newer releases.”

  16. natu says:

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

  17. david says:

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

  18. Moi says:

    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.

  19. MicroHelper says:

    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.

  20. wmlai says:

    Install Ubuntu Chromium Browser (Google Chrome for Linux)

    First Step : add the following lines to Ubuntu Software Sources

    deb jaunty main
    deb-src jaunty main

    Final Step : install Chromium browser:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
    sudo aptitude install chromium-browser

  21. Gerke says:

    Google has made a linux version of Chrome
    This isn’t relevant anymore

  22. AJ says:

    guess you haven´t tried chrome

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