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Cannot open Chrome

asked 2012-10-27 18:36:16 -0600

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updated 2012-10-30 10:14:05 -0600

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I just installed Fedora today, and downloaded chrome from the google website. I then installed it using the "add software" program. It shows up in the list of programs, and I added it to the favorites.

However, when I click on it, nothing happens. I have installed all the available software updates for all programs on the computer. I restarted the computer as well.

I tried to reinstall using yum, and get the following message:

[mike@Fedora ~]$ su -c 'yum -y localinstall'
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm                    |  40 MB     01:12     
Examining /var/tmp/yum-root-ztjF6q/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm: google-chrome-stable-22.0.1229.94-161065.i386
/var/tmp/yum-root-ztjF6q/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm: does not update installed package.
Nothing to do

I would appreciate any guidance on how to get Chrome working.

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answered 2012-10-30 09:51:48 -0600

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It is probably due to selinux. I think selinux in enforcing mode does not allow chrome. But it definitely gives you notification about blocking chrome. You can try setting selinux in permissive mode. People please correct me if I am wrong.

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answered 2012-10-30 13:40:25 -0600

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updated 2012-10-30 13:42:02 -0600

The yum command is telling you that chrome is already installed and the package you want to install doesn't contain any updates. So there's nothing to do.

Try to launch chrome directly from the gnome-terminal and take note of the printed errors, if any. The command name is: google-chrome

Also, you can use the system monitor to check whether there is any chrome process that is stuck because of some bug or something like that. If there are google-chrome processes running in your computer, kill them and then try to launch google-chrome from the terminal and take note of the printed errors and warnings, if any.

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