I installed google-chrome, launched it, everything was fine, until I forgot to plug the cord and battery died. When I re-booted, chrome doesn’t launch. I tried reinstalling it, no luck.
When using command in terminal:
/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable %U or just
Cursor jumps to the next line, nothing happens for a half of minute then it shows:
Gkr-Message: secret service operation failed: The name org.freedesktop.secrets was not provided by any .service files
and nothing more, so I can’t run another command in this terminal window. WTF? What secret service? What is happeining?
The funny thing is, today after anew install, it did started correctly with google-chrome-stable, after turning it off, re-launch is failure with the message above. Chromium and other browsers (vivaldi, firefox) work just fine. So it’s quite possible that the inintial launch for the first time was also showing this pattern and that forced reboot has nothing to do with the situation and chrome just won’t start second time.
On other systems, chrome works well, so there is something specific to this installation.
EDIT: I checked /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable and there is google-chrome-stable file but there is only some variable on how to launch it with flags:
# Allow users to override command-line options
if [[ -f ~/.config/chrome-flags.conf ]]; then
exec /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome $CHROME_USER_FLAGS "$@"
Where do I find a desktop files in xfce? Apart wine desktop files, there is nothing in ~/.local/share/applications
Somehow, xfce gives me more troubles then other DEs. Apart the fact that it works quickly on this old laptop, it’s somewhat disappointing. Other DEs are too heavy for this laptop (it has hdd so… plasma and gnome are too lagging).