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0005404Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2020-02-10 17:38
Reporterlinux_canadajeff Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
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 :)


2020-02-10 17:38

administrator   ~0012099

Due to the age of the OS (Kali Moto [v1], Kali Safi [v2], Kali Rolling <= 2019.2), these legacy versions are no longer supported.
We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux -

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
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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
2020-02-10 17:38 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0012099
2020-02-10 17:38 g0tmi1k Status new => closed