How to Install LastPass on Ubuntu 13.04

Using the LastPass password manager has been something that i have been using here lately to manage my passwords. In order for LastPass to work for me it must be able to run on every operating system that I will be using. So far LastPass has been able to do that for me. In this tutorial I will be showing you how to install LastPass on Ubuntu 13.04.

The first step to installing LastPass on Ubuntu 13.04 is to go to and download the “lplinux.tar.bz2” file.

Ubuntu_Install_LastPass_01 Once you have downloaded the file from above you will need to open it. It will open with the Archive Manager which will allow you to extract the “” file.


Extract the file to a place that you will remember such as the “Downloads” folder.


Once you have extracted the file from above you should go to the dash launcher and open the terminal program as shown below.


From the Terminal you will need to navigate to the folder in which you extracted the “” file. This can be done with the “cd” command as shown below and by replacing my username and folder with yours.

cd /home/jeremy/Downloads/

You will then need to run the script to install LastPass to your computer by using the command shown below.

sudo ./


If the installation is sucessfull then your screen should look similar to the screen shown below.


If the terminal states that the LastPass installation  is complete then congratulations on installing LastPass on Ubuntu 13.04. If you have any questions or comments don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. Also, if you found this tutorial helpful then please like and share so that other people can find this tutorial more easily.

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  • nasht00

    ~/Downloads/lplinux$ [15960:15960:0401/] Startup refusing to run as root.

    • The Linux Startup

      Is that what the terminal gives back when you try to install the lastpass script? Can you give me a little more information on what it is that you are posting?

      • nasht00

        Sorry yes, when I install lastpass, it shows a lot of processes (inflating…), then “lastpass installation complete”, and then what I posted.

        For a second I also saw a popup from chrome saying it can’t be opened as ROOT.

        I’ve tried running the install without su, but it failed because of permissions..

        • The Linux Startup

          Did it install the lastpass extension in chrome or firefox?

          • nasht00

            It seemed to have worked on Firefox but not on Chrome.

          • The Linux Startup

            It seems like a google chrome problem to me. You can try purging google chrome by using:

            sudo apt-get purge google-chrome

            This will completely remove google chrome including your bookmarks. You may want to sync them with your google account if you have not already. Then reinstall google chrome and then run the lastpass script again. Hopefully that will work.

            Another option is to post on to see if you can get advice there.

            Let me know how it works out for you or if you have any additional questions.

          • Alf Sagen

            No need/point to purge & reinstall Chrome, I think — it won’t run as root (at least unless you manually do some manual setup under root’s user account, i.e. manually configurate Chrome to point to another directory to find/store the user info).

  • Thanks a bunch, I always forget the ./

  • massachusettsmatters

    EXCELLENT tutorial. I too encountered nasht00’s problem regarding “Startup refusing to run as root.” I am loading this tutorial into my Buffer app for sharing purposes.The w

  • massachusettsmatters

    The weird thing about Lastpass (the only thing that concerns me) is that it seems to be joined at the hip with Chrome. I don’t know why.