Ubuntu – Google Chrome not starting


I am running 14.04 with latest update 3.13.0-30-generic. After restarting post update I found that Google Chrome is not launching.
I am able to launch Google-Chrome from command line but if I close the terminal window the chrome window closes too!
A new icon appeared in launcher so I locked into launcher but after closing the terminal window (the one used to launch Chrome), the icon does not relaunch chrome.

I also found that the incorrect app name appear up in the menu "SecuStore" instead of "Google Chrome"

Best Answer

I was able to fix this by deleting all files in /home/USERNAME/.config/google-chrome/ which forces Google Chrome to regenerate all configuration and profile files. You should be able to do this with a single command:

rm ~/.config/google-chrome/*

Keep in mind that this will delete all of your bookmarks and settings. So (hopefully!) you have them synced with your Google account or backup somehow.

You can change folder's owner.. it worked for me sudo chown username ~/.config/google-chrome/... Good luck.

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