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  • bushgrad 1:30 pm on February 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: browser, buzz, chrome, chrome extension, google, , mandriva 2010, zbuzzr   

    Google Chrome Beta v5.0.307.11 :: Mandriva 2010 

    Google Chrome Binaries
    Google Buzz is still in it’s early phase and so the user experience leaves a few annoyances to be dealt with. A useful extension has been written by Jeremy Chone for the Google Chrome Browser . You are advised to follow Jeremy Chone for updates about the extension. As of today, the link provided at the end of this post, has been tested and works fine.

    To use the extension, you will need the very latest version of Chrome. The version in Contrib doesn’t allow extensions yet. So here’s how you should go about that:

    Download the binary file.

    Select the rpm version for Fedora/OpenSuse

    Use Mandriva’s Sotware Installer (either Open it and Install in one step, or save it first then open it with the Installer). Install all dependencies and accept the package as “trusted” (without a signature).

    Now for the fun part. Chrome won’t run. Mandriva 2010  has libbz2.so.1.0 and Chrome is searching for libbz2.so.1.0.0


    Open a terminal

    type this into the terminal



    your root password


    cd /


    create a symbolic link to the absent lib.so like this

    For 32-bit systems

    ln -s /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1.0






    For 64-bit system, the line is like this

    ln -s /usr/lib64/libbz2.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib64/libbz2.so.1.0

    Don’t forget to “exit” [enter] “exit” [enter]

    Find Google Chrome Browser from your starting Menu
    Applications/Internet/More/Google Chrome

    Get the extension by Jeremy Chone here:

    The Chrome Google Buzz Extension affectionately known as ZBuzzR

    Thank you Mr Chone, for a great piece of work. Now we can enjoy Buzzing just a little bit more.

    • evenorbert 7:48 pm on February 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Do you mind if I translate this how-to for the Hungarian Mandriva Linux forum?
      (btw. I’m writing this in Chrome, thanks!)

    • tanclo 3:35 pm on March 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’d be happy if you did that, evenorbert. I’d like to see your translation and link your work to this blog as a reference link for future readers.

    • Drew 8:23 pm on March 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks…. I had been trying to install the ‘missing’ bits! 🙂

    • David McHugh 3:30 am on March 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Big help! Thanks.

    • vikas khemka 11:24 pm on March 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I tried all the stuffs written by u …I have installed google chrome but as soon as i open it it just vanish from taskbar ,I am using mandriva 2010 and not able to get through the problem ,hopong to get the solution as earliest

      • tanclo 12:58 am on March 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry to hear about that, Vikas. Can you run it in terminal and see what happens? Open terminal and enter google-chrome. Please also check that you have not mistyped one of the commands to create the symbolic link. Please come back and report your progress.

    • syauqy 10:09 am on March 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      thank you for visiting and for the tip’s & tricks. sorry my bad english, thanks again.

    • John 7:34 am on April 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      If your getting a libjpeg.so.62 error do the follow.

      ln -s /usr/lib64/libjpeg.so.7 /usr/lib64/libjpeg.so.62 Don’t know if this is officially correct but it works.

    • brits 3:04 pm on April 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      thankyou very much!
      now I can run Chrome in Mandriva 2010 but it’s appear error “Aw, Snaps!” in almost web pages I opened even the open tab
      and when I run it from terminal, it’s appear 2 lines like this:
      #./chrome: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by ./chrome)
      #./chrome: /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0: no version information available (required by ./chrome)
      how can I fix this?

    • Mike 5:10 am on April 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you so much. I was just trying to figure this out.

    • Outcast 9:10 pm on May 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! This got me up and running with the Google Chrome Beta on Mandriva 2010 Xfce Community edition. Prior to your fix, Chrome installed from the downloaded Fedora/Suse rpm, but failed to launch.

    • tanclo 6:08 pm on May 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      @brits.. I have just installed the Mandriva 2010.1 Alpha 3 .. none of the errors that appear on the 2010.0 appear .. not even the one I wrote about in this post. Perhaps you can try upgrading. I might add, the 2010.1 is pretty stable. Just get the cooker media. I will leave some help on my Post Install Instructions to help you add media. The MIB repos are not ready, of course. But MDV and PLF are fine.

  • bushgrad 1:41 pm on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: facebook vietnam, google public dns, mandriva 2010, OpenDNS, OpenDNS wi-fi linux, you tube china   

    Part 1, Post-install Mandriva::2010 Network Settings 

    Network settings

    Automatic connection (WIRED)

    Find the double blue monitor icon by default, on the top right of your GNOME desktop and left click once..

    Or go to System > Administration > Configure your Computer > [root password] > Network and Internet > Network Center >.

    The Network Center window will reveal one or more lines named “Wired (Ethernet) eth0” “Wireless (Wi-Fi) wlan0” and the hardware manufacture name. Hit the small drop down arrow (small arrow on the left of the Name of the connection) and then ‘configure’.

    The next window is named “Network Settings” Scroll down till you see Get DNS servers from DHCP. This will be checked (see screenshot below).

    You should UNCHECK this and then enter the DNS servers of your choice…

    OpenDNS servers
    DNS server 1:
    DNS server 2:
    Hit ‘ok’ then Quit

    Reboot to start the network with Open DNS


    Same as for wired but look carefully by scrolling right down the Network Settings window until you see “Get DNS servers from DHCP”.

    Manual Connection (WIRED)
    You will need the IP from your network admin or from your ISP
    Click on Netmask and the proper entry appears automagically
    Do the same with Gateway.
    Enter DNS server 1 and 2 as above.

    Go to

    You should receive a “Welcome to OpenDNS” message
    If you get an “oops” message, then revisit the steps above, check if you have the correct IP data and Netmask and Gateway from your ISP.

    Google Public DNS (link)

    As of December 4th 2009, Google is testing a public domain name server. You can enter these values instead of the OpenDNS ones if you like. I have not tested these and I would be dubious concerning privacy issues with Google. The company has been known to cooperate with government censorship lobbies as well, so the OpenDNS option is good for me. Google’s servers are as follows. (link, OpenDNS vs Google)

    DNS Server 1:

    DNS Server 2:

    Restricted sites

    Those of you who find you are being prevented from visiting  some sites will be keen to try the OpenDNS routine. Restricted sites like facebook (in Vietnam and China) and you tube (China) do however engage in activities that compromise users’ privacy, so i would follow the persuasion of your public authorities, and refrain from using these sites for anything other than entertainment purposes. It is not illegal for you to visit the site as far as I know. Just be careful of being monitored by the site owners.

    If you still experience problems, see the discussion here at Mandriva Users.org and the Google people were nice to post something to help us too

    • AmPahn 12:15 am on May 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Xin chào mọi người! Tôi mới đến diễn đàn và muốn gửi lời chào đến mọi người.

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