Installing Google Chrome in Slackware 13 (13.37)

Trying to install Google-Chrome via RPM (with rpm2tgz) will give you an error with libnss3. Don’t fret, there is already a way to build Google-Chrome without much effort. Below is a quick way using the mirror from Penn State (carroll), but if you have your install media, you can find the same files there in /extra.

Go to:

The README file is pretty self explanatory, but essentially you want to do the following:

  1. Become rootSetup a build directory (mkdir chrome && cd chrome)
  2. Wget these files: [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
  3. Change execution bit on slackbuild file and run it (chmod +x google-chrome.SlackBuild && ./google-chrome.SlackBuild)
  4. Go to tmp and install the file (cd /tmp && upgradepkg –install-new google-chrome.txz)
  5. Go back and install the other files (cd /root/chrome/ && upgradepkg –install-new *.txz)

Now you should have a fully functional google-chrome install.

Copy and Paste to and from the Shell with the Cr-48

Copying and pasting to and from the Cr-48 shell can be a bit tricky when using only the built-in hardware (i.e. no usb mouse). Read on for a quick example of copying text from the browser to a shell session and vice versa.

Copying text from the browser to the shell:

  • Highlight your text of interest in the browser (to highlight by dragging on the touchpad, simply double tap the touchpad with one finger and then move to highlight the text).
  • Copy the text by right clicking (e.g. two finger clicking on the selected text).
  • Switch to your shell (ctrl-alt-t).
  • Paste the text by using three fingers to click the touchpad (it can be a bit tricky on the recognition end).

Copying text from the shell to the browser:

  • Highlight your text as outlined above.
  • Now to copy, don’t do anything further in the shell, simply get back to the browser (ctrl-alt-t).
  • In the browser now, paste anywhere you wish by initiating a three finger click on the touchpad (or doing a quick two finger click twice).