Google Chrome won't start - Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS

Asked by Sven Paas on 2020-01-13

Latest Google Chrome won't start on my fully patched Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS box.

Linux enno 4.15.0-74-generic #83~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 18 04:56:23 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial

Launching Chrome within a shell throws

[5696:5704:0113/210713.327824:ERROR:nss_util.cc(283)] After loading Root Certs, loaded==false: NSS error code: -8018
[5715:1:0113/210713.519577:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.
[5715:1:0113/210713.519936:ERROR:child_process_sandbox_support_impl_linux.cc(79)] FontService unique font name matching request did not receive a response.

process is stalled after that.

Any hints welcome!
--Sven

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Sven Paas
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2020-01-14
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2020-01-14

If you rename the chrome config folders which live inside of ~/.config then run the browser, does it run OK? You will get vanilla settings but it will sync up once you log in to the service

Sven Paas (sven-paas) said : #2

This worked fine, thanks!!! --Sven