Run google chrome as root in ubuntu 12.04

Its frustrating that google chrome installed as a different user failed to run while logged in as root. , even if its understood root is the super user.

In such cased lets do some system file edits to tell which directory should chrome take for internal storage thatz it.

Here as of always i prefer GEdit for text editing. , either u can call gedit from command line like

# gedit  /usr/bin google-chrome

or straight away open /usr/bin google-chrome from inside gedit

Now add this line at the end of file


Here is my files last few lines



export CHROME_VERSION_EXTRA=”stable”

# We don’t want bug-buddy intercepting our crashes.

exec -a “$0” “$HERE/chrome” “$@”–user-data-dir


Now try launching google chrome it will work pretty



abhilash, is a programmer by profession and a technology addict with a passion towards browsing , shopping and imaging . My views may be biased on reviews. all images and videos are copyrighted to respective owners.

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