Package Details: google-chrome 78.0.3904.97-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: google-chrome
Description: The popular and trusted web browser by Google (Stable Channel)
Upstream URL:
Keywords: chromium
Licenses: custom:chrome
Submitter: None
Maintainer: luzifer
Last Packager: luzifer
Votes: 1852
Popularity: 15.42
First Submitted: 2010-05-25 20:25
Last Updated: 2019-11-06 20:10

Dependencies (13)

Required by (29)

Sources (3)

Pinned Comments

Det commented on 2017-10-01 00:35

The final vote. “What should be the pkgdesc of AUR/google-chrome?” With 82 votes:

● "One fast, simple, and secure browser for all your devices (Stable Channel)" - 17 votes (21%)
● "The popular and trusted web browser by Google (Stable Channel)" - 65 votes (79%)

Now, my deciding vote of 49 votes will be cast and the winner is...
, I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Pkgdesc changed. ^^

Det commented on 2016-03-09 05:01

✔ NOTE. If the sha512sums don't match, there's a new version. Simply flag the package.

You can check for new Linux releases in:, or use:

$ curl -sL | gzip -df | tr ' ' '\n' | grep -e name= -e ver= | cut -d '"' -f2 | sed 'N;s/\n/ /'

For new MD5: $ curl -sL | sed -n '35p'

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Det commented on 2019-11-07 12:31

@NeonCLoud, did you try clean profile or Chromium that's actually built for Arch?

NeonCloud commented on 2019-11-03 03:44

@birdmun: Can confirm, worked fine until a full system update recently and now it's completely broken. I've tried reverting mesa and libglvnd back several months to no avail. With --disable-gpu provided, it silently hangs. With --disable-software-rasterizer as well, it then provides a different error entirely.

Curiously: sudo google-chrome-stable --no-sandbox allows Chrome to load, but it's quite unstable, not connected to my user account, and seriously far from ideal!

Edit: Ok, I downgraded to 77.0.3865.120, and it's working again. The jump to v78 seems to have been the commit that killed it.

birdmun commented on 2019-10-24 09:43

Am I the only person having errors trying to run the latest stable version of Chrome? [714745:714745:1024/] Failed to create GL context with glXCreateNewContext. [714745:714745:1024/] gl::init::CreateGLContext failed [714745:714745:1024/] Could not create context for info collection. [714745:714745:1024/] gpu::CollectGraphicsInfo failed. [714745:714745:1024/] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization

Worse yet the process continues to run in the background without offering anything to interact with.

alanmartinpmp commented on 2019-09-29 23:18

Can I simply just say what a comfort to find somebody that really knows what they're discussing on the internet You definitely understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More and more people really need to read this and understand this side of your story. It's surprising you're not more popular since you certainly possess the gift.

luzifer commented on 2019-09-09 09:35

@tomrlopes When installing I've just used the package as is without changing anything (built in a freshly created Docker container). The CastLabs Demos are not working for me either. What does is the Bitmovin Player Demo [1]. On that page you also should see widevine EME detected and the video should be playable.


tomrlopes commented on 2019-09-08 23:24

@ruario First I apologize I'm a noob. I have the file in /opt/google/chrome and in the aur git directory I use /home/tom/software/google-chrome/pkg/google-chrome/opt/google/chrome but the drm videos on won't play.

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7893124 Jun 2 19:07

luzifer commented on 2019-09-04 09:11

@det good question. I don't have any power to clean those comments here though I'd prefer to keep the comments clean of spam and it seems there is no anti-spam measure in place to keep the bots out… :(

Det commented on 2019-09-04 09:09

How did spam like take over AUR since I left and there's nothing to be like done about it?

ruario commented on 2019-09-02 04:39

@tomrlopes That is not a problem. It has never been listed in chrome://components/ on Linux because it does not use the components mechanism to update on Linux. It is just a bundled file. Look for within the package. If you want to see if it is working, go to and select one of the videos tagged with DRM.

tomrlopes commented on 2019-09-02 04:28

No widevinecdm in chrome://components/