[Solved] Google Chrome Error

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Jacoby59
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[Solved] Google Chrome Error

Post#1 by Jacoby59 » 26 May 2014, 01:06

I switched to Porteus 3.0 XFCE just today, and I thought it would be a good idea to select 'Root' as user type when building the ISO. Everything installed fine, and Porteus booted with root alright. However, when I tried opening Google Chrome, I got this error:

"Google Chrome could not be started as root. Please open Google Chrome as normal user."

As it was specified when building the ISO, Porteus automatically boots into root account when 'Always Fresh' is selected. This means that I have to log out and log in to guest account every time I boot.

Is there a way to solve this issue? Thanks!
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Re: Google Chrome Error

Post#2 by roadie » 26 May 2014, 02:12

Apparently, the solution is to add "user-data-dir" as shown in this link.

http://computernetworkingnotes.com/ubun ... buntu.html

Personally, I never run a browser as root.

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Re: Google Chrome Error

Post#3 by fanthom » 26 May 2014, 02:21

or yo ucan remove every occurrence of 'login=root' from /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg so you will be logged on 'guest' account automatically.
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Re: Google Chrome Error

Post#4 by Jacoby59 » 26 May 2014, 04:40

Thanks a lot! That solved the problem. :D

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