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I have tried to make google chrome run as root using this tutorial but now simply Google Chrome won't start.

If I try from terminal with google-chrome I get:

root@ubuntu:~# google-chrome 
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

If I try to uninstall from the software center, it simply hangs when I click on installed software. I tried apt-get purge but with no success. What do you suggest?

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Run the following command as root: apt-get purge google-chrome-stable.

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That worked, thanks :) –  Nicola Peluchetti Jul 25 '12 at 0:19
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@NicolaPeluchetti Why are you running a browser as root? Please read this: askubuntu.com/questions/16178/why-is-it-bad-to-run-as-root –  Eric Carvalho Jul 25 '12 at 0:21
    
Because i'm lazy and i don't want to type sudo. It's a VM i have to install to develop on node + redis because doing that on windows it's a real pain, i don't see any security issue in doing this. If someone can access my windows user / passowrd i would have problems anyway :) –  Nicola Peluchetti Jul 25 '12 at 0:35
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Go to /usr/bin, edit google-chrome. I did it with Kate.

At the end of exec -a "$0" "$HERE/chrome" "$@", add --user-data-dir, so it looks like this: exec -a "$0" "$HERE/chrome" "$@" --user-data-dir.

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Kill chrome in system monitor and then try removing it.

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I'm new to ubuntu, what is system monitor? –  Nicola Peluchetti Jul 24 '12 at 23:53
    
Equivalent of Windows Task Manager. –  Arup Roy Chowdhury Jul 25 '12 at 1:43
    
@ArupRoyChowdhury This answer would be improved if you were to add instructions for opening the System Monitor and/or a screenshot showing how. (I would edit this in myself, but I am currently on a Lubuntu system, which uses a different utility, launched differently.) –  Eliah Kagan Aug 14 '12 at 11:27
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You can kill Chrome from the System Monitor: Launch it from the Unity ta sk bar (it's just called "System Monitor") or launch it from the terminal with gnome-system-manager -- you'll see all running processes under the "Processes" tab. You might have a few "Chrome" processes running (I had four just now) -- select the processes called chrome and use the "End Process" button to kill them.

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