Need help with installing google chrome on garuda

Hello Garuda users.

need help with installing google chrome on garuda

Welcome to the community @soumodeep8961. :slightly_smiling_face:

sudo pacman -S google-chrome

sudo pacman -S google-chrome
[sudo] password for soumodeep:
error: failed to init transaction (unable to lock database)
error: could not lock database: File exists
if you're sure a package manager is not already
running, you can remove /var/lib/pacman/db.lck

It gives this error

Please, read.

In terminal



alias fixpacman='sudo rm /var/lib/pacman/db.lck'

or use garuda-assistant.
And follow next time the template, post garuda-inxi, and before use the seach functions from web and Garuda Linux.

Sorry, I did not check
bluishhumility 3 hours — Garuda Community → Unsupported Software (AUR & Other)

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If you are running an update, you need to wait until it finishes. Then try again. Otherwise you must delete the db.lck file as SGS described.

They originally posted in Garuda Community and it’s their first post so the template was missed.

@soumodeep8961 this is the template we use for topics posted in Issues & Assistance

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so the thing is i installed google using garuda-assistant and it got installed but the thing is google crashes rightaway after i open it, anyone got any solution? And definitely i will use correct templates from next time

Try launching it from the terminal, to see if there is any informative output when it crashes.


Please also post the output of:


Paste as text into the thread, and use the preformatted text button (looks like this: </>) to format as a code block.

Its fixed man, i reinstalled Google Chrome and its fixed for me

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