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I tried to install chrome in my ubuntu 14.04 64amd with :

 apt-get install google-chrome-stable

but when I run

google-chrome

I get this error :

ERROR:nacl_fork_delegate_linux.cc(316)] Bad NaCl helper startup ack (0 bytes)

EDIT :

Just a hint, I'm using SSH to connect to the server.

And I'm running a non root User.

What should I do ?

  • It appears that you might be running as root (if you weren't, you would have to run sudo apt-get...). Trying to run Chrome as root is not a good idea, and is the cause of your issue. As a test, please run google-chrome as a non-root user and report back the results. Resource: unix.stackexchange.com/q/175967/60677 – richbl Feb 13 '18 at 22:21
  • I created a normal user with adduser and the problem persists – Moatez Bouhdid Feb 13 '18 at 22:23
  • @MoatezBouhdid, but did you log in as that user ? If you are on the command line / in a terminal - type id to see which user (and user id) you currently are. If you want to change to your new user, you can do that with su - <username> or sudo su - <username> – Robert Riedl Feb 14 '18 at 9:32
  • Yeah, I'm sure, I'm on a user called desktop and not root – Moatez Bouhdid Feb 14 '18 at 9:55
  • I tried that and it didn't work – Moatez Bouhdid Feb 14 '18 at 14:25
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Since you are using chrome on a remote server, via SSH, you need to enable X11 forwarding on your server, where you connect to with ssh.

Add X11Forwarding yes into your /etc/ssh/sshd_config on the server, with an editor

sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

and restart the ssh service

/etc/init.d/ssh restart 

then connect to it with a new (!) ssh session

ssh -X username@my-chrome-host 

and try to open chrome again.

If you don't want to enter -Xevery time you connec to this host, you can also modify your client config

nano .ssh/config

add a portion for your host

Host my-chrome-host
ForwardX11 yes

or to have it always enabled you can use wild-cards

Host *
ForwardX11 yes
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