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Need help installing Chrome Remote Desktop

Postby efrpcabo » 2020-06-07 12:18

Hi,

I need help installing Chrome Remote Desktop.

When I reach the phase of "Set up remote access" and click on the Download button, it downloads a .deb file; then a message saying "Accept & install" appears it opens a xarchiver window showing two files and stays there forever.

It happens in Chrome and also in Chromium.
I guess I'm missing something.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Re: Need help installing Chrome Remote Desktop

Postby eriefisher » 2020-06-07 16:08

I tried Chrome Remote Desktop once. Couldn't get it to work. Spent no time on it though.

The .deb you downloaded is ready to install. Change your default to open .debs with Gdebi. You can also right click on it and open with gdebi to install. Another option is to use dpkg or apt in a terminal.
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dpkg -i (path to .deb)

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apt install (path to .deb)


All require sudo or root privileges.
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Re: Need help installing Chrome Remote Desktop

Postby Dai_trying » 2020-06-07 16:55

eriefisher wrote:
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apt install (path to .deb)


Shouldn't this be
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apt install ./(path to .deb)
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Re: Need help installing Chrome Remote Desktop

Postby sunrat » 2020-06-07 23:55

Dai_trying wrote:
eriefisher wrote:
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apt install (path to .deb)


Shouldn't this be
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apt install ./(path to .deb)


If your terminal working directory is the one which contains the .deb, you can use
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apt install ./name_of.deb


If working directory is anywhere else, it needs the full path.
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Re: Need help installing Chrome Remote Desktop

Postby Dai_trying » 2020-06-08 07:07

Yes, but it was the missing ./ that would have prevented it from working.
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Re: Need help installing Chrome Remote Desktop

Postby sickpig » 2020-06-08 11:09

Dai_trying wrote:Yes, but it was the missing ./ that would have prevented it from working.

eriefisher's advise was
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apt install (path to .deb)
which works perfectly fine. ./ is not needed.
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Re: Need help installing Chrome Remote Desktop

Postby eriefisher » 2020-06-08 13:29

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./

Refers to the current working directory. Otherwise you would need to explicitly state the path.
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Re: Need help installing Chrome Remote Desktop

Postby Dai_trying » 2020-06-08 18:38

If the file is in your cwd you cannot install using filename only, either full path must be used or ./ for cwd.
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Re: Need help installing Chrome Remote Desktop

Postby eriefisher » 2020-06-08 19:34

Yes either will work. ./ is a path. By default apt looks at repos so by giving it a path it avoids the repos and follows the path.
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Re: Need help installing Chrome Remote Desktop

Postby Dai_trying » 2020-06-09 08:28

tbh I have much on my mind and probably should have just kept quiet, I will leave my error in the thread to keep the rest of the posts relevant. Have a good day all, and stay safe.
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