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Accessing IDBI Bank account using Google Chrome on openSuSE/Linux

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I’m writing this because some brilliant developer who designed the IDBI Bank internet banking site does not allow it to be accessed from Firefox or Chrome. I wish he someday grows up and realizes that Internet Explorer is not the only browser and Windows is not the only operating system around. Sigh! Ok let’s proceed now.

I’ve found a way of accessing it using Google Chrome after a number of trial and errors. The good thing is that the hack is really simple.

Just use the following command line to start chrome and you will be able to logon to your IDBI Bank account


/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --enable-plugins %U --user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0)"

Instead of having to type this each and every time, you can also permanently add this parameter to the Menu Editor, so that Chrome would every time start with this switch and you’ll be able to access your IDBI Bank account from it.

I have already posted a detailed how to on installing Google Chrome on openSuSE and making changes to the menu editor. It can be found in the below link

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Installing Google Chrome on openSuSE 11.2

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Download the appropriate version of Google Chrome from here.


If you are unsure whether to download the 32-bit or the 64-bit version, open Terminal and type

uname -i

If it says x86_64, download the 64-bit version or the 32-bit version otherwise.

Open the Terminal and go to the folder where you’ve downloaded the rpm file and type

sudo rpm -i google-chrome-beta_current_x86_64.rpm

Enter the root password and wait until the prompt  reappears. Installation is now complete but you may need to create shortcuts on Application launcher and enable plugins in order to watch YouTube. So, read ahead.

Create a directory called plugins in /opt/google/chrome

sudo mkdir /opt/google/chrome/plugins

Create a symbolic link on this directory to the directory where the browser plugins are already installed. Note however that this process assumes that Firefox is already installed and that you’re able to watch YouTube on Firefox.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/* /opt/google/chrome/plugins/

Note :- You may have to use lib instead of lib64 if you are running a 32-bit OS.

Create shortcuts

Right click on Application Launcher (The icon on the bottom left corner of your screen, assuming KDE is your choice of Desktop Environment) and select click on Menu Editor.

Click on the + sign next to Internet and then right-click on Web Browser, select New Item and type Chrome in the box that appears.

Enter a Name and Description as you wish and type the following on the Command text box as shown below,

/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome %U --enable-plugins

Click on the ? icon as shown in the above image to select an icon. A window as the one shown below appears

Click on other icons and click on Browse and select the icon product_logo_48.png in /opt/google/chrome/ and click on ok

Click on the Save icon on the Menu Editor main window, wait for it to save the configuration and then exit the Menu Editor.

Now you can find the application installed on Application Launcher -> Applications -> Internet -> Web Browser -> Chrome

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