Nothing happen when I click icon of Chrome under VNC, tried both GNOME and XFCE. No error log in VNC. I am using TigerVNC, Here is my ~/.vnc/xstartup

if [ -e "$HOME/.Xresources" ]
    xrdb "$HOME/.Xresources"

if [ "GNOME" = "$MODE" ]
    if which gnome-session > /dev/null
        gnome-session --session=ubuntu &

If I enter google-chrome under terminal, I will get error:

[7027:7027:0622/011058.037849: ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(378)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.

I can open other programs like Firefox under VNC without issue.

Update 2018-06-24:

If I delete ~/.config/google-chrome, I can open Chrome under VNC, but it took about 60 seconds to show up...

Once I logged in my Google account and close Chrome, I can not re-open it again...


There appear to be two issues here.

  1. GPU acceleration. You can resolve this by running

    google-chrome --disable-gpu
  2. gnome-keyring-daemon. This is a fairly common problem with a number of workarounds. The most acceptable to me is to execute this before launching chrome:

    gnome-keyring-daemon --replace --foreground --components=secrets,ssh,pcks11

However, you may find one of the other options more acceptable.


You need to:

  1. kill all chrome processes
  2. kill the gnome-keyring-daemon
  3. start chrome in VNC.

That worked for me in Fedora 28 with Chrome Version 73.0.3683.103 (Official Build) (64-bit)

I had the EXACT same issue and error message. I started using VNC :11 and on the main displkay doing vnc to so that I can jump to another desktop on get to my desktop via chromebook and back without loosing my work.

Yes I could just vino but VNC is easier and I don't have it autostart so it's easier to secure (manually turn it on only when needed then off when I don't, etc) and easier to start on a mate desktop as I am NOT a gnome 3 fan at all! If I want to see fancy graphics/animations I'll play *craft from blizzard or go watch cartoons. :-D


it is fixed by sudo apt install gnome-keyring

after starting chrome again .. wait somewhat longer than usual.

Et wholla!

  • 2
    I already have gnome-keyring installed... not working
    – Yuji
    Jun 27 '18 at 2:42
  • In many cases definitely not fixed by installing gnome-keyring
    – jpp1
    Mar 15 '19 at 14:17

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