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I installed google chrome on ubuntu terminal. After installation I issued commands chrome google-chrome and several others but the browser failed to show up. I just started learning ubuntu server terminal. I hope someone will help me with commands to open the chrome browser.

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    "Ubuntu terminal"? Are you running X Windows at all (a graphical desktop environment), or are you just working at the text console? What version of Ubuntu are you using and what package did you install? – Kusalananda Jan 19 '18 at 17:19
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    I am using just the text console. – Djesu Jan 19 '18 at 17:32
  • the version server ubuntu 16.04 – Djesu Jan 19 '18 at 17:33
  • I am new to ubuntu so I cannot remember the package. – Djesu Jan 19 '18 at 17:34
  • I think it is google-chrome-stable – Djesu Jan 19 '18 at 17:36
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I believe you need to have some type of x-server running in order to use the application. If the machine you are executing the command on is local and you are logged directly into a terminal you will need to start your x-server first then open a terminal and run the command.

If you are using ssh to the machine that you are wanting to run the command on you will need to use -X to forward X before the application will open on the local machine you are using.

If you are running 100 percent in a terminal environment please look at lynx or links or links2 or elinks for cli only web browsers.

  • Thanks Larry G for your advice. I research on lynx, link2 or elinks. – Djesu Jan 19 '18 at 18:07
  • @Djesu Please accept the answer if it satisfies you. – Tomasz Jan 19 '18 at 23:14

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