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How to install end start chrome remote desctop #ubuntu
Mostly from but with some of my changes.
1. I manually created the chrome-remote-desktop group, and added myself to it.
2. I manually created the ~/.chrome-remote-desktop-session file with "exec startxfce4" in it.
3. I manually created the ~/.config/chrome-remote-desktop directory.
4. mkdir /etc/chromium-browser/native-messaging-hosts
4. ln -s /etc/opt/chrome/native-messaging-hosts/* /etc/chromium-browser/native-messaging-hosts/
You should now have a 'Enable Remote Connection' button on the CRD extension page.
sudo /etc/init.d/chrome-remote-desktop start
/opt/google/chrome-remote-desktop/chrome-remote-desktop --start
Failed to load config: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/ia-17/.config/chrome-remote-desktop/host#ae3f5ead63df7c4b98ea35d4d09b4e66.json'
2016-07-12 11:21:16,355:INFO:Cleanup.
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Thank you very much!!!

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acjohnson commented Mar 13, 2020

yep this helped me too, I was having the same problem on Zorinos...!

...although I skipped creating ~/.chrome-remote-desktop-session, also I followed the steps in the guide linked below that explains how to modify /opt/google/chrome-remote-desktop/chrome-remote-desktop to share the current xorg screen (:0) rather than spawn a new background session... Why would anyone want it to spawn a background session...? VNC will do that with less headache. You'd think the default behaviour for chrome-remote-desktop would be consistent on Linux as it is on other OSes...

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You only need to do this:

Step 1: install the .deb
Step 2: mkdir ~/.config/chrome-remote-desktop
Step 3: install the extension!

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@sfjuocekr Thank you! I spent hours on tutorials of how to set it up, but this was all I really needed.

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Razem commented Oct 28, 2020

@sfjuocekr OMG, thank you!

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edgarbc commented Oct 28, 2020

This also worked for me. Thank you! I tried it in Firefox with no problems 👍

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Blessed find. Saved a ton of time being able to find this. Many thanks 👍

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Amazing this totally works. I was redirected to this answer here thanks.

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There is a slight drawback using this method btw, you wont be able to use super user authentication graphically!

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Sharafdeen18 commented Jan 9, 2022

@sfjuocekr,thanks it also worked for me after several weeks of trying

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