Package Details: chrome-remote-desktop 85.0.4183.39-1

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Package Base: chrome-remote-desktop
Description: Access other computers or allow another user to access your computer securely over the Internet
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Keywords: Chrome Chromium Google Networking Remote
Licenses: BSD
Submitter: None
Maintainer: frealgagu
Last Packager: frealgagu
Votes: 113
Popularity: 1.79
First Submitted: 2014-04-27 23:43
Last Updated: 2020-07-28 05:00

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victorbrca commented on 2020-04-03 01:04

Thanks @frealgagu for packaging this, @nightuser for the existing session patch and @Brinsky for the instructions.

I've compiled both instructions with screenshots and added it to my blog if anyone is having issues with the install. Otherwise, just follow the instructions in the comments by @Brinsky from 2019-12-06 13:58.

Brinsky commented on 2019-12-06 13:58

Here's how I got this working with the new web app (

  1. Build and install the package
  2. run crd --setup
  3. (Optional) Configure execution of your preferred window manager in ~/.chrome-remote-desktop-session
  4. Go to
  5. Click "next" and "authorize" through each instruction
  6. Copy/paste and run the provided "Debian" command, which should look like the following: DISPLAY= /opt/google/chrome-remote-desktop/start-host --code="<UNIQUE_CODE>" --redirect-url="<>" --name=
  7. Set up a name and PIN
  8. Wait for successful output containing "Host ready to receive connections."
  9. Run crd --start

camio commented on 2015-01-08 00:15

When installing I received the following error "groupadd: invalid group ID 'chrome-remote-desktop'". I'm not sure how critical this is.

agnotek commented on 2014-12-23 16:49

use this PKGBUILD:

# Maintainer: Mateus Rodrigues Costa <charles [dot] costar [at] gmail [dot] com>

pkgdesc="Allows you to securely access your computer over the Internet through Chrome."
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
depends=('python2' 'python2-psutil' 'gconf' 'gtk2' 'nss'
'xorg-xdpyinfo' 'xorg-setxkbmap' 'xorg-server-xvfb' 'xorg-xauth')
if [ "$CARCH" == i686 ]; then
elif [ "$CARCH" == x86_64 ]; then

package() {
msg2 "Extracting data.tar.gz"
bsdtar -xf data.tar.gz -C "$pkgdir/"

msg2 "Patching Python script"
sed -e '1 s/python/python2/' \
-e '/^.*sudo_command =/ s/"gksudo .*"/"pkexec"/' \
-e '/^.*command =/ s/s -- sh -c/s sh -c/' \
-i "$pkgdir"/opt/google/chrome-remote-desktop/chrome-remote-desktop

msg2 "Removing things that won't work"
rm -R "$pkgdir"/etc/cron.daily/
rm -R "$pkgdir"/etc/init.d/
rm -R "$pkgdir"/etc/pam.d/

msg2 "They forgot the LICENSE file, using the copyright file instead"
install -Dm644 "$pkgdir"/usr/share/doc/$pkgname/copyright "$pkgdir"/usr/share/licenses/$pkgname/copyright

msg2 "Adding a systemd user service"
install -Dm644 "$srcdir"/$pkgname.service "$pkgdir"/usr/lib/systemd/user/$pkgname.service

msg2 "Creating symlinks for chromium compatibility"
mkdir -p "$pkgdir"/etc/chromium/native-messaging-hosts
ln -sr "$pkgdir"/etc/opt/chrome/native-messaging-hosts/* "$pkgdir"/etc/chromium/native-messaging-hosts

txomon commented on 2014-12-17 10:00

md5sum for amd64 deb is c3882feb4f11eea34d7d05bc44d268c9

Stephen12 commented on 2014-11-11 10:47

How does it work?? @Brandon? Others?
@CharlesAtum did jamesan finally adopt it??? I might be interested..

Brandon commented on 2014-11-10 15:54

I had too hard time fixing all the errors, I decided to change whole platform
does anybody have an experience??

btw:@CharlesAtum: I had similar problem as @jamesan and changing the dependencies from python 2 to 3 did not work on my PC either

Brandon commented on 2014-11-10 15:51

I had too hard time fixing all the errors, I decided to change whole platform
does anybody have an experience??

agnotek commented on 2014-10-30 12:19



don't know md5sum for i686

dlh commented on 2014-10-07 07:30

Checksums are wrong

Anonymous comment on 2014-09-18 17:19

@jamesan Could you take a look if CRD still works if you remove the first sed line and change the dependencies from python 2 to 3?

gyurman commented on 2014-09-15 20:53

How can I connect to exciting session?