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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Installing a different web browser Kali 2.0

    Hello everyone,
    I'm new around here and I just installed Kali 2.0 and I'm using it as the main os on my laptop, for personal reasons I need at least 2 browsers so I tried to install Google chrome and after few hours of research I found that I needed the depencies libappindicator1 which I couldn't install, here is the error:
    'The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    google-chrome-stable : Depends: libappindicator1 but it is not installable'

    So I'm looking for a way to install chrome or the depencies if possible, otherwise what would you recommend as a second browser that I can actually install?

    Thanks a lot for your help, and have a good day

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    use
    apt-get install
    google chrome, but in this moment I can not remember what exactly you should type
    is it google chrome or google chrome stabile (research a little)
    and do this from user account with sudo

  3. #3
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    It may be Chromium not Chrome.

  4. #4
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    I have successfully installed google chrome on kali 2.0, you can do this as follows:
    (1) use iceweasel to open "https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html", and download "google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb" or "google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb" based on your system.
    (2) dpkg -i xxxx.deb
    (3) you can see the chrome icon on application menu----->internet
    (3) apt-get install alacarte
    (4) add a new user "chromeuser" using command adduser -m chromeuser
    (5) open application menu--->usual appplications----> accessories---->main menu and find chrome's icon, click preferences, add command "gksu -u chromeuser /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable", and quit.
    (6) click the chrome icon, wait a minute then the chrome run.

  5. #5
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    Thanks for your input, I get a problem on the second step with this message: 'The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    google-chrome-stable : Depends: libappindicator1 but it is not installable'

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    if you get such a problem, you should do other things before the second setp as follows:
    (1) add other source at /etc/apt/source.list 's end:
    ## Regular repositories
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
    deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
    ## Source repositories
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
    deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free

    then you input command :
    apt-get update
    apt-get install -f
    you should begin to install libappindicator1 and update

    (2) By the way, I add one more point.
    on the fifth step, if useing gksu -u xxx, I find that the chrome will happen some problem, other input method is not working as usually. As a result, you should use command " /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --no-sandbox"
    before doing this, you should edit file such as follow:
    leafpad /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome or google-chrome-stable
    add "–user-data-dir" at end.

    good lucky!

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanxing View Post
    if you get such a problem, you should do other things before the second setp as follows:
    (1) add other source at /etc/apt/source.list 's end:
    ## Regular repositories
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
    deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
    ## Source repositories
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
    deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free

    then you input command :
    apt-get update
    apt-get install -f
    you should begin to install libappindicator1 and update

    (2) By the way, I add one more point.
    on the fifth step, if useing gksu -u xxx, I find that the chrome will happen some problem, other input method is not working as usually. As a result, you should use command " /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --no-sandbox"
    before doing this, you should edit file such as follow:
    leafpad /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome or google-chrome-stable
    add "ľuser-data-dir" at end.

    good lucky!
    Hi, after searching for ages your steps seem to get me the closest to success. yet when i run chrome from terminal "google-chrome &" i get an error code back "6132" and no information.

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    At first, you can login the system with other user, then run chrome from terminal "google-chrome", if chrome run normally, the browser is OK. otherwise, you should run again "dpkg -i xxx.deb"
    then you can login using root,
    if you login the system using root, you can read "(2) By the way, I add one more point". After editing /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome, you should input command " google-chrom --no-sandbox".

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by gourraguis View Post
    Hello everyone,
    I'm new around here and I just installed Kali 2.0 and I'm using it as the main os on my laptop, for personal reasons I need at least 2 browsers so I tried to install Google chrome and after few hours of research I found that I needed the depencies libappindicator1 which I couldn't install, here is the error:
    'The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    google-chrome-stable : Depends: libappindicator1 but it is not installable'

    So I'm looking for a way to install chrome or the depencies if possible, otherwise what would you recommend as a second browser that I can actually install?

    Thanks a lot for your help, and have a good day
    I dont mean to question your inteligence and sorry if this seems like a stupid question, but have you manually downloaded the chroot, and updated the app? This has been something i have spent blood sweat and tears to discover. If u have already done this try putting this in your terminal through vnc.

    apt-get update
    apt-get install firefox-esr

  10. #10
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    hey guys,
    following the steps. getting to step 2 and this is what I get:
    Code:
    root@kali:~# dpkg -i '/root/Downloads/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb'
    Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
    (Reading database ... 303607 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack .../google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb ...
    Unpacking google-chrome-stable (57.0.2987.98-1) ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
     google-chrome-stable depends on libappindicator1; however:
      Package libappindicator1 is not installed.
    
    dpkg: error processing package google-chrome-stable (--install):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for menu (2.1.47) ...
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-8) ...
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1) ...
    Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     google-chrome-stable
    root@kali:~#
    what should I do from here?

    thanks

    p.s. here is what I found and how I am running it right now: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questi...-in-kali-linux
    this is not the best way I'm sure but it does the job for now. I am currently searching and trying to make it work the proper way.
    Last edited by martimarti; 2017-03-16 at 20:09.

  11. #11
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    simplest instructions to load google chrome on kali
    download google chrome save file it will autosave to downloads same as frostwire i like to do this while in root before changing to new user for simple reason will save you hours of aggrivation hope this makes it a lot easier for peoples using kali i kinda like kali but the law crack techs in my area penetrate it easily all the time if not for this i would push to make kali the best os in the world.

    first open terminal
    and type the first command and go down the line typing those commands as you go
    hope this simplifies things for all

    if doing frostwire do after google-chrome start withe the cd downloads command then the one below here then skip to apt get -f install and it should load ok and work well again only used kali a few hours all but spent more time tryng to go from video to commands to search and seek than actually getting what i wanted

    dpkg -i frostwire-6.5.0.all.deb


    cd ~/Downloads

    dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

    mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list-backup

    leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list

    when this opens copy and paste the next below

    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free

    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free

    apt-get update

    apt-get install libappindicator1

    now it will ask for this

    apt-get -f install

    okay now loaded do this command

    xhost +

    then do this

    adduser what ever name you choose

    select your password

    and just click enter enter enter untill done

    google chrome will work
    same routine for frostwire most used programs from my side the rest is pretty much taken care of by kali sorr just get irritated tryimg to watch a video and type commands search and seek when it could all be in one doc ur welcome

    been better than 16 years since i played with any linux systems they have come a long ways but have also noticed lots of security breaches from cracks can't call them hacks cause they law techs that crack into systems because they live in corruption so figured would bring this to attention as well haves a good one all and enjoy and if you likes and if kali likes could share enough to make kali top contender in all operating systems of the world

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