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Old 11-26-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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accidental google-chrome pops by itself in linux


Hello, a new windows of chrome browser suddenly pops on top of all opened programs. This only happens if I have chrome browser opened. I tried to re install but the problem persists. I also checked if the that was because of extensions by removing them. But neither that was true. I run google chrome as root in my linux desktop. How could I track the issue causing this problem?
 
Old 11-26-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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As root? hmmm.

Anyway, run chrome from a vt, and see if any clues are provided when the new window opens.

cheers,
 
Old 11-26-2012, 07:12 AM   #3
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Why are you running your browser as root?
 
Old 11-26-2012, 07:23 AM   #4
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Why are you running your browser as root?
Because I use slackware in root's X (it much more comfortable) and google-chrome said it could not be run by root after its installation. So I appended
Code:
google-chrome --user-data-dir
to chrome's executable to make it work.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 07:41 AM   #5
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Running the GUI as root is one of the worst ideas you can have. Instead of using hacks to get Chrome working you should create an unprivileged user for your everyday work, unless you really intend to run a totally insecure system.
 
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Running the GUI as root is one of the worst ideas you can have. Instead of using hacks to get Chrome working you should create an unprivileged user for your everyday work, unless you really intend to run a totally insecure system.
I tried to run chrome with an unprivileged user from root's GUI but then the I sound does not work..
 
Old 11-26-2012, 09:33 AM   #7
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Why do you run the GUI as root? There is absolutely no sane reason for that. Run the GUI as unprivileged user, so no dirty hacks are needed and you are magnitudes more secure.
 
Old 11-26-2012, 10:21 AM   #8
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I tried to run chrome with an unprivileged user from root's GUI but then the I sound does not work..
TobiSGD is correct. Running as root is an extremely dangerous thing to do. No matter how proficient you think you might be, sooner or later your own system will, Oops!, hand you your head on a platter. We have probably all had that experience at one time or another.
 
  


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