Just so those who come here will know, if you're using VectorLinux Standard 6 and follow the tutorial, it works beautifully. I just installed Chrome without issue. The problem (detailed in the thread) is VL Light issue, not a VL Standard issue.
Thanks to everyone, BTW. I can't run Chrome on CentOS 5.4 and this is my lightweight "backup" machine, so wanted to try it here. It's fast, but so is VectorLinux, so I'm not sure where the bulk of the speed increase comes from.
Now to take a look at all the other stuff on OpenSourceBistro.