Running Chrome on Ubuntu GUI via VNC

Posted April 11, 2018 7.9k views
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I followed the setup guide for installing the Xfce GUI and tightvnc. I am able to successfully connect to the desktop environment.

I installed Chrome via the terminal and it shows up under Application > Internet. But when I click on it, nothing happens; it never opens.

Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

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  • Running google-chrome-stable gives me this error:

    [3136:3136:0411/] Running as root without --no-sandbox is not supported. See

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Maybe you can try running Chrome from terminal to get logs. You should be able to run it using google-chrome-stable. It should show you logs, and there you can see if it misses something.

It could be that you’re missing some dependency, but logs should show that.