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When I try to open Google Chrome from the launcher, nothing seems to happen. (this is a new phenomenon, it used to work). I'm on Ubuntu 13.04.

When I try to open via the terminal with either

google-chrome
google-chrome --incognito

I get,

FATAL:zygote_host_impl_linux.cc(138)] The SUID sandbox helper binary was found, but is not configured correctly. Rather than run without sandboxing I'm aborting now. You need to make sure that /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox is owned by root and has mode 4755.

Any help would be appreciated.

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    Thx. I'm also looking through this right now ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1522741 – Mike Strand Jun 28 '13 at 3:03
  • You can answer your own question so that people can find and use. I'm glad you find it. – user170534 Jun 28 '13 at 3:12
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    Thx :), looks like with a very low rep score, I can't answer my own question until after 8 hours. Thanks! – Mike Strand Jun 28 '13 at 3:18
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Fixed by Mike Strand.

Cause was the ownership and permission of the sandbox files.

In this order, type the following into the terminal (ctrl + alt + t):

sudo chown root:$USER /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox
sudo chmod 4755 /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox
  • I feel so stupid for not reading the error properly. Tks for the respose. PS: I fixed reinstaling the package. – Fabricio Buzeto Apr 19 '14 at 13:53

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