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Google Chrome x86_64 on Fedora 21. . .

asked 2015-04-10 03:22:26 +0000

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updated 2015-10-21 01:53:34 +0000

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I did a fresh install of Fedora 21 Workstation (x86_64) on Acer Aspire 5517. The system is now up-to-date. I installed google-chrome (64 bit) but when I click on the google-chrome icon, nothing happens.

I tried via command-line and get the following error: [kamdard@localhost ~]$ google-chrome /usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: /lib64/libXss.so.1: file too short [kamdard@localhost ~]$

[kamdard@localhost ~]$ sudo yum -y update; Loaded plugins: langpacks No packages marked for update [kamdard@localhost ~]$

Will appreciate if someone can help me resolve the issue. Here is some additional info from my set-up:

[kamdard@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release Fedora release 21 (Twenty One)

[kamdard@localhost ~]$ uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain 3.19.3-200.fc21.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Mar 26 21:39:42 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux [kamdard@localhost ~]$

[kamdard@localhost ~]$ sudo rpm -qa | grep -i google-chrome [sudo] password for kamdard: google-chrome-stable-41.0.2272.118-1.x86_64 [kamdard@localhost ~]$

[kamdard@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo [google-chrome] name=google-chrome baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 [kamdard@localhost ~]$

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When you initially installed google-chrome, did u install it with yum install or rpm -i?

anishjp ( 2015-04-10 11:26:29 +0000 )edit

I tried both the approaches with the same results.

kamdard ( 2015-04-10 14:30:40 +0000 )edit

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answered 2015-04-10 21:32:01 +0000

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OK, I resolved the issue by re-installing "libXScrnSaver-1.2.2-8.fc21.x86_64" which created the necessary symlink in /lib64 directory for libXss.so.1 as follows.

[kamdard@gabba lib64]$ ls -ltr libXss* lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 15 Aug 17 2014 libXss.so.1 -> libXss.so.1.0.0 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 15496 Aug 17 2014 libXss.so.1.0.0

Thanks for all those who provided pointers and responses. Appreciate your help.

Thanks, DK.

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answered 2015-04-10 09:19:44 +0000

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When I try the command ldd /opt/google/chrome/chrome it shows that it does use libXss.so Then the command yum search libxss shows that this library is provided by libXScrnSaver so please try to install that with yum install libXScrnSaver and see if that helps.

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My system tells me that it is already installed: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [kamdard@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install libXScrnSaver.x86_64 Loaded plugins: langpacks Package libXScrnSaver-1.2.2-8.fc21.x86_64 already installed and latest version Nothing to do +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

kamdard ( 2015-04-10 14:30:38 +0000 )edit

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