I am new to Slackware and most Linux distributions. I have properly installed the Chrome package, yet like most other packages, I do not think it created a binary for me to run; or at least I don't know where the package put it. I have found numerous tutorials online about how to install chrome from Slackware, but not a single one tells you how to run it after it is installed. Help would be much appreciated and I can provide any other information for solving this problem if necessary.

  • /usr/lib/google-chrome/chrome?
    – new123456
    Commented Feb 28, 2012 at 21:23

3 Answers 3

  1. How did you installed it?
  2. How are you launching it?
  3. What whereis google-chrome says?

If I were you I'd go to SlackBuilds, get the google chrome slackbuild, built it and installed package from /tmp/


If you use the build script from Slackbuilds.org, and install it afterwards, a menu item is automatically added to the menu in KDE under Internet.

BTW, if you don't use it, get and install sbopkg to automatically build and install packages on Slackware.

  • I am using fluxbox as my de and nothing was added to to my internet selections. I did try installing it from slackbuilds as well. I got both the source and the slack build neither seemed to work.
    – NSNolan
    Commented Feb 28, 2012 at 23:15
  • You can find instructions on adding items to fluxbox menu here: fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php?title=Editing_the_menu
    – uSlackr
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 12:12

The slackpkg install script installs to the following directory: /opt/google/chrome/chrome

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