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How To Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 13.04

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libudev0 error in Ubuntu 13.04

Having trouble installing Google Chrome in Ubuntu 13.04? You’re not alone.

A dependency change in Ubuntu means that the libudev0 package Google Chrome needs to run isn’t currently available from Ubuntu’s repositories.

The good news is that Google are working to fix this issue, and the next stable release will install just dandy.

But if you want to install Chrome right now you’ll need to fix the issue by hand. Install one of the following packages first, choosing the right one for your architecture (you can find this out from System Settings > Details):

libudev0 32bit .deb   libudev0 64bit .deb

As .Deb files these are easy to install: simply double-click on them and follow the prompts that appear on screen.

Once you’ve install libudev0 you can proceed to download and install Google Chrome itself.

Download Google Chrome

End result:

Google Chrome in Ubuntu 13.04

Google Chrome in Ubuntu 13.04

  • Punti

    Just did it yesterday, after one week on FF, found out that Chrome is considerally faster.

    • Jon A.

      I’ve been living on Chromium. I might actually stick with it, the webapps integration is handy.

  • cakezula

    Chrome beta installs fine without the need for the extra lib. Or at least it did on my machine.

  • Ismaël Rodmacq

    I installed Chrome 27 directly from their .deb package on official chrome’s website wth no problem

  • Ryan Karolak

    Thanks for sharing the fix, although isn’t Chromium in the repositories?

    • Bacchus Nysa

      The one in the repositories is several releases behind the current, unfortunately.

  • Tarek

    chromium work great withe me…

  • haziq

    How to run it from visual icon, not from console using $google-chrome

  • Evy

    I followed your steps and got the following error:

    /usr/bin/google-chrome: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15′ not found (required by /usr/bin/google-chrome)

    Already tried 1million ways to install Chrome or Chromium neither works

  • John

    Thank you so much for posting this! I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and Chrome wouldn’t start up afterwards. So I followed your instructions, and voila! You saved me a lot of frustration!

  • Codezp

    Thank you perfect instructions, upgrading to 13.04 and first thing I opened was chrome and it was a no go!

  • Leezl

    Cool. I already had chrome, it just wouldn’t open after the upgrade.

  • Arpan
  • techgeekin

    I am new to Ubuntu and I followed the above given instructions. It says ” Dependancy is no satisfiable: libxss 1″. Please help.

    • Paul

      sudo apt-get install libxss1.

      If this is unssuccesful then you must first install your updates for ubuntu which is done by:

      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

      • techgeekin

        Thank you Paul. I already had resolved this problem.

  • CrazyPotato

    Thank you very much!

  • Treesong

    It worked! Thank you!

  • SunPowered

    Excellent advice. thanks. thought my chrome was broken after the upgrade, but libudev was all that was needed. +1

  • Ozz

    Thank you so much! It worked perfectly! :)

  • websoftix

    Excelent, thank you.

  • besho

    is this work for ubuntu
    12.10 cuz i still have the same problem

  • Qazi Mashhood

    it dosent work for 13.10 :(……… any solution?

    • Cuatto

      sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
      Works in Ubuntu 13.10

  • Philippos

    Thanks for the info worked a treat – but it’s about time things like this were fixed in the initial release

  • Neha Praveen

    I was looking for Download Google Chrome offline installer but unable to find any good source. I found a website http://www.downloadgooglechrome.co.in/ and i think this is helpful