How to Install Chrome on OpenSUSE

One of the first things I need to do after a new OpenSuse installis to add Google Chrome. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Google Chrome on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, but this will also work on leap versions 42 & 43.

Add Google Chrome Repo to OpenSuse

First we need to add the repo and GPG keys. Run the following at the terminal prompt.

wget; \
sudo rpm --import; \
sudo zypper ar 

The above commands break down like so:

1) First we want to download the repo signing key


2) Then we went to install the key so it can be used by zypper

sudo rpm --inport

3) Finally, we want to add the actual repo to the zypper repo list. ar stands for add-repoistory.

sudo zypper ar 

Once you have run that you should see outut like so

--2018-03-04 12:04:42--
Resolving (, 
Connecting to (||:443... 
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 8038 (7.8K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘’

linux_signing_key.p 100%[===================>]   7.85K  --.-KB/s    in 

2018-03-04 12:04:42 (9.03 MB/s) - ‘’ saved 

[email protected]:~> sudo rpm --import;sudo zypper ar Google-Chrome
[sudo] password for root: 
Adding repository 'Google-Chrome' 
Repository 'Google-Chrome' successfully added

URI         :
Enabled     : Yes                                                
GPG Check   : Yes                                                
Autorefresh : No                                                 
Priority    : 99 (default priority)  

Now we simply need to refresh the repo list (think apt-get update) by running:

sudo zypper ref

Installing Google Chrome itself

Now we can install Google Chrome using the following command. The zypper shortcut for install is in.

sudo zypper in google-chrome-stable

This command will install the stable version of Google Chrome. If you want beta or unstable version, use the following commands.

sudo zypper in google-chrome-beta

sudo zypper in google-chrome-unstable

One last point. You can install all three versions of Chrome side-by-side on the same system.