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Chrome installation with Ubuntu

Postby Colin White » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:23 pm

Has ANYONE managed to get Chrome browser installed onto Ubuntu 9.10?
Mine keeps diving out with an error:
Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libasound2 (>> 1.0.22)

Much as I love Firefox....

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Postby RedWillow » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:33 pm

Your main problem is that Karmic/9.10 has been unsupported since April - no more updates, no more security patches. Even if the version of libasound2 in Karmic is > 1.0.22 you're only going to get it by changing your sources.list to the old-releases server.

You'd be better off running a supported version of Ubuntu, 10.04 or later.
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Chrome on Ubuntu 9.10

Postby Colin White » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:00 pm

Yes, I'd dearly love to upgrade! But soon as I attempt to go to later versions, the screen update of any dragging window apps. and cascading menus really slow down to an unusable rate.

I am seriously considering trying Mint 11, but apart from the Chrome issue I'm loving my first play with Linux under Ubuntu 9.10
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Postby RedWillow » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:40 pm

Well - since Mint 11 is based on Ubuntu 11.04, that is unlikely to get you very far if versions of Ubuntu newer than 9.10 give you video artefacts and lagging.

Sounds like a graphics card issue, possibly an older chipset where the newer versions of xserver and the video driver have left it behind. What GPU is it? Laptop or desktop? System specs?
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Postby PCNetSpec » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:44 pm

You could try installing libasound2 (1.0.22) from this PPA:
https://launchpad.net/~ricotz/+archive/ ... ld/1685481

or

Try using the Lucid version like this guy did:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1492008

But it must be an "at your own risk" kind of thing ;)

[EDIT]

I'm with RedWillow on this... I'd be more inclined to try sort out the issue with later versions of Ubuntu.
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Postby FranBlakes » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:32 pm

I had problems when installing a "fresh" copy of Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS on my 7 year old Dell laptop with Intel graphics.

I was left with a black/blank screen until I modified the GRUB.

What are the specs of your machine???
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Sorry for the delay in reply

Postby Colin White » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:40 pm

I'm running a Toshiba Tecra laptop.An Intel(R) M pentium 1.73GHz with 497.4MiB of memory. Do we think that's ok to support something more modern than Ubuntu 9.10?

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Re: Sorry for the delay in reply

Postby RedWillow » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:04 pm

Colin White wrote:I'm running a Toshiba Tecra laptop.An Intel(R) M pentium 1.73GHz with 497.4MiB of memory. Do we think that's ok to support something more modern than Ubuntu 9.10?


Don't know. You've not answered this question:

RedWillow wrote:Sounds like a graphics card issue, possibly an older chipset where the newer versions of xserver and the video driver have left it behind. What GPU is it?


:?:

(GPU = Graphics Processing Unit)
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Postby heiowge » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:33 pm

Perhaps you would have more luck with Xubuntu? The desktop is lighter so you might not have so many graphics problems.
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Postby PCNetSpec » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:27 pm

If you're unsure of the GPU, enter this in a terminal and post the output:

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sudo lshw -C display


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Postby loebus » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:20 pm

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Acer Travelmate laptop running at 1.3Ghz, with 1GB Memory of which 16Mb shared for Intel Graphics.

Gnome Desktop, works ok for me.
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Postby Colin White » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:44 pm

Yes, it's strange I can't get it to work. I get the same problem with 11.04 and whether I try the LXF disks or downloads. Only 9.10 works and it works great.
I'm tempted to try Xubuntu but can I still install Spotify under wine and java etc for iplayers and the like?
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Postby loebus » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:24 pm

Looking through this
http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2010/05/06/ ... orkaround/
got Ubuntu 10.04 working on my laptop
Had to use: i915.modeset=1 to install from live cd boot from grub.

Everything works fine, one bug I found is trying rhythmbox with visuals crashes, but it doesn't bother me since I run it minimized in the system tray. This might help with the graphics problems you're having.

Anything that runs on Ubuntu should run in Xubuntu, provided the packages and dependences are installed
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Postby Colin White » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:40 pm

Oh right. Thanks. away atm but looking forward to trying this when I return next week.

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Postby PCNetSpec » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:07 pm

Why aren't you answering peoples questions ? .. it will be impossible to diagnose the issue with anything more than a guess unless you post the *exact* make/model of your graphics chip.

Again... enter this in a terminal:
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sudo lshw -C display

hit enter, and your password when asked... then post the output back here.

i915 mode setting may or may not be the issue here... it will be impossible to give a definitive answer without knowing more about your hardware.

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