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Install Chrome on Debian 11 - Step by step guide ?


Google chrome is a cross-platform and well-known web browser that is developed by Google. It is more safe, fast, and easier to use. It comes with bundles of extensions and utilizes fewer system resources.

Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how to install the google chrome browser on Debian 11 bullseye distribution.

By following a similar procedure, you can install google chrome on Manjaro Linux system and on other Linux distributions.


Steps to install Google Chrome on Debian 11 bullseye

1. Adding Google Chrome Repository

Chrome browser can install on Debian 11 bullseye distribution by including the Google Chrome repository in your system.

To install chrome using this method, download the Google Chrome signing key and install it on your Debian system:

$ wget -qO - https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/googlechrome-linux-keyring.gpg

Now, add and configure the Google Chrome repository on your Debian system by using the below command:

$ echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/googlechrome-linux-keyring.gpg] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list


2. Perform System Update 

Now, update the Debian repository packages by executing the below apt command:

$ sudo apt update


3. Install Google Chrome on the system

Once the repository is updated, install the google chrome stable version on Debian 11 system by running the following command:

$ sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

You can also install the Google Chrome beta version by using the below-mentioned command:

$ sudo apt install google-chrome-beta


How to Access Google Chrome browser on Debian 11 ?

Once the installation of the chrome browser is completed, you can use it on your Debian system. To access the Chrome browser on your Debian 11 system, type the below-given command on the terminal:

$ google-chrome

You can also open it using the application menu. Find the google chrome icon in the application menu. Alternatively, type the 'google chrome' keyword in the search bar.


How to Uninstall Google Chrome from Debian 11 system ?

To remove Google Chrome, use the following command:

$ sudo apt autoremove google-chrome-stable -y

This will remove any unused dependencies that were installed with the Chrome installation as well.

If you have the beta or unstable builds installed:

$ sudo apt autoremove google-chrome-beta --purge

To remove the repository, use the following rm command:

$ sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.*


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Conclusion

This article covers how to install Google Chrome on Debian 11 Bullseye. In fact, Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows, built with free software components from Apple WebKit and Mozilla Firefox. It was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android, where it is the default browser.


How to Update Google Chrome ?

To update Google Chrome, run the APT update command in your terminal:

$ sudo apt update

If one is available, use the upgrade option:

$ sudo apt upgrade google-chrome-stable

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