That helped a lot. All I needed was to run "upgradepkg --install-new /tmp/google-chrome-21.0.1180.81-i386-1.txz" and the program went to town.
But when I open the "Network" panel (using XFCE) there's no Google icon. Don't know if I have to log out, or reboot, or if I still have to do something else.
When I tried searching this, I came across this old thread asking how to install Google Chrome from the DVD. It's author was me, about a year ago.http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ve-dvd-908077/
I'd forgotten I'd done this, but as the saying goes, those who refuse to learn from history are bound to repeat it.
Hey, what do you know! Typing "google-chrome" into the terminal starts Google Chrome! May mark it solved, is there anything I need to do to get the icon in the XFCE menu?
Is it possible to mark a thread "Mostly solved"? Just kidding.
Edit: After rebooting, the icon is there, and everything works.