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After seeing the OMGUbuntu article a few months ago, I thought I would give this a shot. But it never worked for me. After the libudev bug that plagued Chrome for a little while was seemingly fixed, I still kept getting an error saying that the “root window was unavailible.” I did lots of Googling but never found the answer that made it work. Some provided a partial fix, which I will address below.

Here’s how I got it to work (at least in windowed mode):

When you download lightdm-login-chromeos, you will end up with a .deb file. When you click on it, notice what it says in the description.

Instead of running chromeos from Terminal, run chromeos-plain.

If you get a fatal error about running without a sandbox, this is where the “partial fix” mentioned above comes in. Edit the /usr/sbin/chromeos-plain file using sudo and your favorite text editor. In the list of all the command line arguments (the double-dashed lines) put this: --disable-setuid-sandbox \, including the slash. Now run chromeos-plain and you should be able to get it working.

I don’t know how to get it working from the login screen but this will allow you to use Aura and Chromium OS in a window.


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