Ubuntu – Google Chrome Won’t Open


When I try to open Google Chrome from the launcher, nothing seems to happen. (this is a new phenomenon, it used to work). I'm on Ubuntu 13.04.

When I try to open via the terminal with either

google-chrome --incognito

I get,

FATAL:zygote_host_impl_linux.cc(138)] The SUID sandbox helper binary
was found, but is not configured correctly. Rather than run without
sandboxing I'm aborting now. You need to make sure that
/opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox is owned by root and has mode 4755.

Any help would be appreciated.

Best Answer

Fixed by Mike Strand.

Cause was the ownership and permission of the sandbox files.

In this order, type the following into the terminal (ctrl + alt + t):

sudo chown root:$USER /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox
sudo chmod 4755 /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox