I installed Google Chrome while logged in as the root user but couldn't open it as root.

I then logged in via a normal user and tried to start Google Chrome but again, nothing happens.

I am not getting an error message or anything, Google Chrome just doesn't start.

Any ideas what is causing this issue and how I can fix it?

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    Can you try running Chrome from the terminal and posting errors you get? Thanks. – Seth Jan 27 '13 at 1:04
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    Could you please edit your question to explain why you "installed Chrome via root"? – user25656 Jan 27 '13 at 4:19
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    BTW, did you search for "how to install Chrome as root"? There are several hits with ways about doing so. But it's not something the "average" user should be doing, IMO. – user25656 Jan 27 '13 at 4:26

Try in your terminal( CTRL +ALT +T ) with

gksudo google-chrome

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