Sunday, October 31, 2010

Reinstalling Google Chrome in Ubuntu

After my latest Ubuntu updates, google chrome stopped working. It stopped launching.
So I reinstalled it from Google website, and it now works.
The reinstalling was very simple.

1. Find out if my Ubuntu is 32bit or 64bit.
(I know my CPU - AMD Phenom 9650 - is 64 bit capable. System menu:System:System Monitor )

$ uname -m
$ i686
"i686" means it is a 32 bit kernel.
(See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/246007/how-to-determine-whether-a-given-linux-is-32-bit-or-64-bit)

2. Go to the Google Chrome download site for Linux.
http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?platform=linux_ubuntu_i386

3. Select "32 bit .deb(Debian/Ubuntu)" and Click "Agree and Install".

4. I rebooted Ubuntu - just in case.

Now it works again and my bookmarks are untouched.

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