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Old 07-31-2009, 10:31 AM   #1
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Google Chrome + Ubuntu

Hi all.

Hopefully this hasn't been posted before (I'm too lazy to search). However, if not (and in-case you weren't aware), there is an alpha/dev version of Chrome available for Linux here. Out of the box (so to speak) it doesn't officially support plugins like Flash-player, although it is possible to get it working with ease.

It should be noted that this is an alpha version (PLEASE READ THE NOTES FROM GOOGLE), and Google themselves don't necessarily 'recommend' installing it, however in my experience so far, it functions quite well (ie. FAST) compared to Firefox and is definitely worth a look.

To get Flash working with this version of Chromium:

1) Install Chromium from the link above

2) Create a plugins directory

cd /opt/google/chrome
sudo mkdir plugins
3) Copy your existing Flash plugin to this dir (sym links might work -- haven't tried)

sudo cp /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/ /opt/google/chrome/plugins
4) Run with the '--enable-plugins' option (or change your app launcher properties)

google-chrome --enable-plugins
5) Enjoy.

Tested using Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) - 2.6.28-13-generic, Flash and Google Chrome
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While it's very candid of you to admit to being 'too lazy to search..', this sentiment might inspire other members to become '..too lazy to help you..' should you be seeking some form of help elsewhere.


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Touche...thanks for the reminder/kick in the ass! :P
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You can also edit /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome.desktop and change the Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome %U to
Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome %U --enable-plugins , no need to copy plugins it will see the Firefox plugin directory.


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