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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0005404Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2019-05-29 22:10
Reporterlinux_canadajeff Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2019.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005404: 2019.1 chromium wont start from Applications menu
Descriptionif you try to open chromium from the applications menu it will refuse to open if you attempt to open it from the terminal you will get a warning about it wont run as root however there is a workaround

root@kali:~# chromium
[30475:30475:0419/] Running as root without --no-sandbox is not supported. See

root@kali:~# chromium --no-sandbox



2019-04-19 14:41

reporter   ~0010528

I create a non root user and use this non root account to run chromium, with a kde desktop you can simply assign a specific user to a launcher in the advanced tab in the menu editor. (this also works great for tor browser)


2019-05-29 22:10

reporter   ~0010639

You'll need exec -a "$0" "$HERE/chrome" "$@"--user-data-dir --test-type --no-sandbox at the end of the chrome/chromium option files if you are running as root - see .

I'm told it's a feature :)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-04-19 02:31 linux_canadajeff New Issue
2019-04-19 14:41 salvation Note Added: 0010528
2019-05-29 22:10 ursium Note Added: 0010639