How to deploy Google Chrome browser on IGEL OS?


Hello everyone. My company is new to using iGEL. Trying to figure out how I can deploy google chrome browser. I believe I need it requires a custom partition which I believe I found here files.igelcommunity.com/igel/cp/Browser/chrome/google-chrome-stable-81.0.4044.129.zip

Problem is when I import that CP and push to device it appears to install and icon is placed on desktop but it won’t launch/open. Anyone have any ideas? Thank You in advance.


Hello Adrian, is Chromium an alternative? On an actual Firmware like 11.04.240 it is included by default, without the need to use a CP.

The CP mentioned in your post is just a Framework, the proprietary was removed. So, you could try to build it by your own or ask your local Presales Sales to handle out the up and running CP.

github.com/IGEL-Community/IGEL-Custom-Partitions/tree/master/CP_Source/Browsers/Google_Chrome github.com/IGEL-Community/IGEL-Custom-Partitions/tree/master/CP_Source/Browsers/Google_Chrome


ah I see what you are saying. I believe the reason behind needing chrome is a specific internal company app that is coded for google chrome so chromium might suffice.

github.com/IGEL-Community/IGEL-Custom-Partitions/blob/master/CP_Source/Browsers/Google_Chrome/build-chrome-cp.sh build-chrome-cp.sh – does this shell script create the full app instead of just the framework?


Yes, exactly! If you can, I would try Chromium first, just because it is fully integrated and supported. If that doesn‘t should be enough: right, the build script will build it for you.


great! Thank you for the information @member

They also need ability to add network printers. Do you know of a guide to add them on iGEL? Or might that be another custom partition we need.


If you want, you can push Network Cups Driver by a profile:

kb.igel.com/igelos-11.04/en/cups-32871473.html kb.igel.com/igelos-11.04/en/cups-32871473.html

or use a script for that (no CP): Ron created a cool stuff on that, hope that helps:

igelcommunity.slack.com/archives/C8GP9JHQE/p1609905883253900?thread_ts=1609895014.252800&cid=C8GP9JHQE

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