[I'm a newbie, so tx for the patience]

I tried to run chrome on an ubunto server and got this: root@stender:/opt/google/chrome# ./chrome.....ERROR:zygote_host_impl_linux.cc(90)] Running as root without --no-sandbox is not supported

I tried to add a user with: useradd chrome3

Got no reply (might as well worked)

Then I tried: gksu -u chrome3 google-chrome

But I got this error:

-bash: gksu: command not found

Please help!!!

  • Question... <i>gksu: command not found</i>. Did you install gksu? You should find it in /usr/bin/gksu. If there you call directly with /usr/bin/gksu -u chrome3 ... where ... means the path to your program (google-chrome in this case). You can locate gksu if it is not in /usr/bin directory. With apt-get install gksu you should be able to install gksu if not present on your system. – Hastur Feb 27 '18 at 6:06
  • It's possible to do in many different ways, from simple to difficult ones. Just to give you an idea (calum.org/posts/running-firefox-as-another-user-using-sudo), but warning there are several serious security issues doing as the link above, fixable but serious...Please edit you question adding what do you mean with a <i>different user</i>: if you want that the cache, the access rights, the configuration files belong to a separate linux user, of you just want a different profile (history/settings/bookmarks) for "physical" users or moods (work / free time)? – Hastur Feb 27 '18 at 6:16

If you need to run Chrome as root, add the appropriate flag as in ./chrome --no-sandbox. As the name implies, this will run Chrome with reduced security.

useradd usually requires flags to create the home folder and set the shell to something other than the POSIX sh shell, so the command should have been useradd -m -s /bin/bash chrome3. Since the user account has already been created, you can fix the shell by running chsh -s /bin/bash chrome3 and create a home folder for chrome3 with usermod -m --home /home/chrome3 as root.

If you don't have gksu, you can install it via apt-get install gksu as an elevated user.

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