Run Google Chrome as Root in Ubuntu 11.10

Saturday, 12 November 2011 | posted in , | 2 comments

Google Chrome does not run in Ubuntu as root, while run Google Chrome as root it will display a error message as shown below.

To run Google Chrome as root in Ubuntu follow the steps given below.

1. Open the file google-chrome in any text editor.


2. Remove the last line as given below.

exec -a "$0" "$HERE/chrome" "$@"

3. At the same place add the line given below.

exec -a "$0" "$HERE/chrome" "$@" --user-data-dir $HOME

Now save the file and open Google Chrome, it will run asroot.

Enjoy .............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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on 30 December 2011 at 00:59  

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