[arch-general] Chromium in a systemd-nspawn container?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sat Feb 22 19:30:59 UTC 2020

On Sat, 2020-02-22 at 19:30 +0100, Ralf Mardorf via arch-general wrote:
> I'm using systemd-nspawn only for command line, but I'm using
> google-chrome, not chromium, by another user account. Since I'm a little
> bit lazy, I'm using the sledgehammer, a simple xhost+.
> More or less the whole script:
> xhost +
> gksudo -u chuser "$*"
> xhost -
> exit
> Since a few days back this xhost+ google-chrome instance tends to
> suffer from "Something went wrong when opening your profile. Some
> features may be unavailable."
> Running google-chrome as the regular user works without issues.
> I suspect a new security feature, probably provided for chromium as
> well as chrome.


Since you donÄt experienc the same issue when running firefox, I'm
running other apps not via systemd-nspawn, but by another user account,
too, just using this xhost + script. Firefox is one of them and it
doesn't suffer from any issue.

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