I have written this before in my old post, but I could not find it.
By default chromium-browser does not allow root to launch, you need to be a non-root user in order to launch chromium-browser, this works the same for google-chrome.
first find the filename chromium-browser:
find / -type f -name chromium-browser
This is one of the location of chromium-browser, however this is the file we need to hack using hexedit program.
If you do not have hexedit installed, use apt-get install hexedit.
hexedit will jump to the keyword, change geteuid to getppid. Then save by pressing ctrl+x, then press y to save.
People who used backtrack-linux distribution may prefer chromium to firefox, as backtrack linux tools need root privilege it is preferred to be used as root instead of non-root user account. Chromium has good security like sandboxing hence it is a good browser to choose.
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it works in Chromium 17.0.963.65!
I cant find geteuid, i searched it but it cant find it. any tips?
you are probably not in the right column, press tab and search once more.
geteuid is not there. I had previously used this method to get it to work, but after fresh install this does not work.
Hi Craig, it should have geteuid, press tab and search again, most likely you are at the wrong section/column
that’s working before i make update the chromium
but now i can’t run
any solution?? please
just edit /etc/chromium-browser/default to have CHROMIUM_FLAGS=”–user-data-dir”
/etc/chromium-browser/default to have CHROMIUM_FLAGS=”–user-data-dir”bash: /etc/chromium-browser/default: Permission denied
Adding “–user-data-dir” to the launcher OR to the file the /etc/chromium-browser/default does not work on BT5 R3. I also tried “-u ” with no luck… I will now try the hex editing way, or install the beta!
It screwed up the “-u” because after it I put which was filtered by the site (looks like HTML)
I meant to say “-u “
It screwed up the “-u ” because after it I put which was filtered by the site (looks like HTML)
I meant to say “-u “
It screwed up the “-u <>” because after it I put which was filtered by the site (looks like HTML)
I meant to say “-u <>“
WTF THIS IS ANNOYING! WEBMASTER FIX YOUR DAMN FILTER TO FILTER ONLY HTML!!!