Solving Google Chrome's gpu-process error message in Ubuntu Linux

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Overview

There is a common Google Chrome error when trying to run it in Linux due to Chrome’s GPU usage.

Unfortunately there isn’t a clear fix yet, this is a is an easy solution to make it possible to use Chrome browser when the following error message appears.

Error message

This error affects to all Chrome versions:

  • Google Chrome stable
  • Google Chrome beta
  • Chromium

$ google-chrome
[2307:2307:0106/185502.822827:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(364)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.
$ chromium-browser
[2863:2863:0106/185533.087795:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(364)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process
gpu-process.

Solution

The easiest solution is to avoid using GPU hardware acceleration with the following flags: --disable-gpu --disable-software-rasterizer


$ google-chrome --disable-gpu
--disable-software-rasterizer

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Marcelo Canina
I'm Marcelo Canina, a developer from Uruguay. I build websites and web-based applications from the ground up and share what I learn here.
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