Running Chrome 42 on Ubuntu 14.04 results in an error going out to console of:

Check failed: NamespaceUtils::WriteToIdMapFile("/proc/self/gid_map", gid_)

I found this in the Chromium project which might point to the issue: Writing gid_map file is sometimes restricted in the Linux kernel. However, I have no idea how to disable setgroups. It's a single user system, so I'm not worried about other accounts. Kernel version is 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP.


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At this moment you can still use Chromium with parameters: chromium --disable-namespace-sandbox

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    Please provide some additional background information.
    – karel
    Feb 6, 2016 at 10:01

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