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Fixed: Google Chrome Can Not Be Run As Root. (Ubuntu)

December 13th, 2012 by Vikash Trivedi

Google restricted running Chrome from root user account as it is directly linked with security issues. So if you understand the risks, here is how to make Google Chrome work from root.

  1. Open a Terminal Window (Ctl+Alt+T)
  2. Run this command -> sed -i ‘s/geteuid/getppid/g’ /opt/google/chrome/chrome
  3. Launch Google Chrome

This is assuming the google executable is present at /opt/google/chrome/chrome. Otherwise replace it with the correct path.

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