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If I try to open Google Chrome without having my desktop environment running (I run it from a different user account with "su - < user >" or remotely via ssh -X), Chrome tells me my login credentials are expired. When I try to log in again it seems to get stuck.

I've found that if I log into Gnome I can use that shell to open chrome on a different display with my login credentials working, so I'm pretty sure I'm missing something from the Gnome environment when I log in via ssh. I read somewhere the chrome used to use the gnome-keyring to store synced settings but I thought this is no longer the case.

Anyone know how I can get this working so I can run chrome remotely and be logged in?

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  • I found one link, not sure if it helps , computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/… Oct 20 '16 at 16:25
  • @HarshalBenake Thanks, but that's more about desktop sharing/vnc. I'm trying to open a chrome browser from a remote browser with a local x server which is slightly different
    – Jeff
    Oct 21 '16 at 3:27

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