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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 02:15    Post_subject:  Run chromium as root
Sub_title: Root forever!

Apparently Chrome/ium users are too stupid to have the right to choose Wink (http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=74594).
And although they claim that you can run as root simply by using the --user-data-dir= option, this is not true!

However, thankfully you don't have to patch chromium and compile from source to run as root - all it takes is a simple edit to the binary as described at http://ksiiitm.blogspot.com/2011/05/running-chromium-browser.html
I used wxHexEditor, but I imagine there is a lightweight scriptable program somewhere that you could use to automatically do the edit every time you get a new version of the browser.

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 04:46    Post_subject:  

Frakkin' Awesome! I haven't tried this approach, but it sounds like it would work. Will test soon- right now i have to do so many stupid things to get Chrome running as spot while insulating a user from that fact.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 06:30    Post_subject:  

Thank you disciple!

The Hex stuff is a little intimidating though for a guy like me..

They also mention this works for VLC as well.


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