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I tried to start google chrome in terminal several times, and I keep receiving the following message:

... :ERROR:process_singleton_linux.cc(309)] The profile appears to be in use by another Google Chrome process (8629) on another computer ("previous name of the computer").  Chrome has locked the profile so that it doesn't get corrupted.  If you are sure no other processes are using this profile, you can unlock the profile and relaunch Chrome.
... :ERROR:simple_message_box_views.cc(208)] Unable to show a dialog outside the UI thread message loop: Google Chrome - The profile appears to be in use by another Google Chrome process (8629) on another computer ("previous name of the computer").  Chrome has locked the profile so that it doesn't get corrupted.  If you are sure no other processes are using this profile, you can unlock the profile and relaunch Chrome.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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This looks like Chrome bug #367048 - Cannot start chrome after changing hostname, try:

rm -rf ~/.config/google-chrome/Singleton*
  • This helped me out after the same error, all after a change of the hostname of the workstation which this was happening on. – Dmitri DB Sep 15 '14 at 19:53
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    On Raspbian: rm -rf ~/.config/chromium/Singleton* – emc Feb 3 '17 at 20:00

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