Howto:Running Google Chrome as root | Fedora 15 | RHEL 6 | CentOS 6 | Ubuntu 11.04 | Linux

Hello,

I am back with one another post with a trick to Enable Google Chrome as Root.

As Google Chrome is available for Linux but because of some purposes they have disabled access of Google Chrome via Root user.

As I am working with a root user and also expecting that lots of users are working as a root and they wants to run google chrome as a root then this post will helps them.

There are some users who does not like to work as a root and they don’t recommend to work as a root, So i will request them to ignore this post.

This howto is tested on Testing Environment, I request you to follow if you are sure what its going to do, If something or anything anwhere goes wrong you’ll be the only responsible for the same. DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Now First Let’s look at the Error which you are getting when you try to run Google Chrome as a root. If you are getting error exact like below screenshot then follow this post it will helps you to enable Google Chrome as a root.

Google Chrome Error through root user
Google Chrome Error while running as a root user


Please perform following steps to Run Google Chrome as root.

0) Of Course, Google Chrome Must be installed.

1) You need to be root to perform this steps.

2) We require following package must be installed.

Fedora / Red Hat Users execute this command as root :- [root@tejas-barot-linux-ahmedabad ~]# yum -y install alacarte

Ubuntu Users execute this command as root :- [root@tejas-barot-linux-ahmedabad ~]# apt-get install alacarte

3) Once above package is installed Execute Following command as a root on your terminal

[root@tejas-barot-linux-ahmedabad ~]# alacarte

Once alacarte Window is opened Click on Applications and from Right Panel Select Google Chrome. Look at Below Screenshot.

Google Chrome as a root
Running Google Chrome as a root – Screenshot 1

4) On Google Chrome Menu click on Properties, You will able to see exact details like following screenshot.

Google Chrome Menu Properties
Google Chrome Menu Properties

5) Move to Command Text Box of Google Chrome Menu Properties.

Change this line from  /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome %U to /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --user-data-dir %U. Look at screenshot below.

Enable Google Chrome as a root
Enable Google Chrome as a root

 

====> UPDATED : If This GUI Steps doesn’t work than do following Steps it will work. Thanks manish for your comment.

# vi /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome

and Find line exec -a “$0” “$HERE/chrome” “$@” and change it to following

exec -a “$0” “$HERE/chrome” “$@” –user-data-dir ( Two Hyphens at start of options )

Save and Close File

6) Now Close all windows, Don’t click on Revert.

7) Now Click on Applications -> Internet -> Google Chrome

8) That’s it. It will open Google Chrome as root.

9) If you want to run Google Chrome as root from Terminal then execute following command on Terminal.

google-chrome –user-data-dir

Hope guys this helps you. Waiting for your comments and Feedback.

If this works for your then Please Click Google +1 Button and Show Your Support. Your Support will encourage me to write more articles.

Enjoy Google Chrome as root 🙂 Enjoy Open Source 🙂 Enjoy Linux 🙂

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exec -a “$0” “$HERE/chrome” “$@”

Howto: Installing Firefox 5 on Fedora 15 | Linux

Hello Friends,

Today I am posting a Trick to Install Firefox 5 on Your Linux Box.

I have Successfully tested this trick on Fedora 15.

Before Following This trick i would like to tell you that, We’ll use Non-Standard Repository for this, Non-Standard means this repository is not from any official Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

If you are sure and you want to perform this then Please take a back up of your all Mozilla Firefox’s Current Version, like BookMarks and all that stuff.

So You have to Use this on your own risk. If you are not ready to take the risk then Don’t move ahead.

Fedora 14 and Fedora 13 Users can also Install Firefox 5 by using same method but for the same Fedora 13 and Fedora 14 users have to install following RPMs, It might work or not, I haven’t tested this but should work.

RPM To Install Firefox 5 on Fedora 13 :-  http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-13.rpm

 

 

RPM To Install Firefox 5 on Fedora 14 :-  http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-14.rpm

Perform 5 following steps to Install Firefox 5 on Fedora 15 :-

1) You need to be root to perform this howto. No Need to Switch to GUI, You can use su – and sudo also.

2) Open Your Terminal. ( Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal )

3) Now Execute Following Command on your Terminal.
rpm -ivh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-15.rpm

4) Now Execute Following Command on Your Terminal
yum update firefox –enablerepo=remi ( Two hyphens here with space (- -enablerepo)

OR

yum install firefox –enablerepo=remi ( Two hyphens here with space (- -enablerepo)

If you want to install without asking anything then execute Following command :-
yum -y update firefox –enablerepo=remi ( Two hyphens here with space (- -enablerepo)

OR

yum -y install firefox –enablerepo=remi ( Two hyphens here with space (- -enablerepo)

5) To Start Using Firefox 5, Go to Applications -> Internet -> Firefox

That’s it for Fedora 15 .

To Install Firefox 6 On RHEL Post will come soon as soon as possible.

Hope You all like it. IF you are facing error or issue then do let me know for the same through comments i will try to help you out.

Waiting for your Comment :)

Enjoy Firefox 5 on Linux :) Enjoy Browsing on Linux :) Enjoy Linux :) Enjoy Open Source :)

Howto:Installing Firefox 4 on Linux | Fedora 14 | Fedora 13

Hello Friends,

Today I am posting a Trick to Install Firefox 4 on Your Linux Box.

I have Successfully tested this trick on Fedora 14 and for RHEL 6 ( Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6) its coming soon.

Before Following This trick i would like to tell you that, We’ll use Non-Standard Repository for this, Non-Standard means this repository is not from any official Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

If you are sure and you want to perform this then Please take a back up of your all Mozilla Firefox’s Current Version, like BookMarks and all that stuff.

So You have to Use this on your own risk. If you are not ready to take the risk then Don’t move ahead.

Perform 5 following steps to Install Firefox 4 on Fedora 14/13 :-

1) You need to be root to perform this howto. No Need to Switch to GUI, You can use su – and sudo also.

2) Open Your Terminal. ( Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal )

3) Now Execute Following Command on your Terminal.
rpm -ivh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-14.rpm

4) Now Execute Following Command on Your Terminal
yum update firefox –enablerepo=remi ( Two hyphens here with space (- -enablerepo)

If you want to install without asking anything then execute Following command :-
yum -y update firefox –enablerepo=remi ( Two hyphens here with space (- -enablerepo)

5) To Start Using Firefox 4, Go to Applications -> Internet -> Firefox

That’s it for Fedora 14/13 .

To Install Firefox 4 On RHEL Post will come soon as soon as possible.

Hope You all like it. IF you are facing error or issue then do let me know for the same through comments i will try to help you out.

Waiting for your Comment 🙂

Enjoy Firefox 4 on Linux 🙂 Enjoy Browsing on Linux 🙂 Enjoy Linux 🙂 Enjoy Open Source 🙂

http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-14.rpm

Install Prism on Linux for easy to use web apps

If you are a web junkie, or depend upon various web sites and services daily you know how quickly your browser can fill up with tabs. Wouldn’t it be nice if you can just use small web apps for these needs? And since that seems to be the way the computing is evolving, it only makes sense that even your every day tools migrate to – as much as it pains me to say it – Cloud Computing. Although I have been against cloud computing since back in the days of thin clients, I am starting to see the value of these tools.

Thanks to the Mozilla Labs there is Prism. Prism is unlike other proprietary solutions like Silverlight. Prism is basically a way to split web apps from the browser and run them directly on the desktop. Although not always as small as, say, a Google Gadget, Prism tools are far more functional and do not strip features from the tools you use. For example, if you are using the Prism Google Document tool, you will have a fully functioned instance of whatever app you are using. In this tutorial you will learn how to install Prism and some of the apps as well as configure shortcuts for your menu.

For more Information please visit this link :- http://www.ghacks.net/2009/09/26/install-prism-on-linux-for-easy-to-use-web-apps/