Package Details: chrome-remote-desktop 84.0.4147.39-1

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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: 112
Popularity: 1.32
First Submitted: 2014-04-27 23:43
Last Updated: 2020-06-26 18:04

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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

ava1ar commented on 2014-07-10 05:18

Few more notes:
- simple replacement gksudo with pkexec as done currently will not work. I am kdeuser, so I installed kdesudo from AUR and made a gksudo->kdesudo symlink. pkexec can also be used I believe, but it will requite command line parameters update, not just gksudo->pkexec binary substitution in script;
- I am using KDE, but service is currently working with lightdm or gdm, so I can't proceed without serious update here;
Here is the patch, that will fix compatibility with python2-psutil version 2.x:

If somebody using gdm/lightdm, you should get working setup after applying all this, but I will wait for official KDE support (I am too lazy to add it myself since I don't really need unattended access to my laptop)

ava1ar commented on 2014-07-10 03:37

Thanks for the quick update. Actually, there is another problem exists: chrome-remote-desktop requires python2-psutil of version 1.x, while only 2.x exists in Arch repos.
With 2.x I am getting following exception while trying to launch it:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/opt/google/chrome-remote-desktop/chrome-remote-desktop", line 1210, in <module>
File "/opt/google/chrome-remote-desktop/chrome-remote-desktop", line 971, in main
pid = get_daemon_pid()
File "/opt/google/chrome-remote-desktop/chrome-remote-desktop", line 509, in get_daemon_pid
except psutil.error.Error:
AttributeError: 'ModuleWrapper' object has no attribute 'error'

I am currently trying to patch it for version 2.x. Will post an update shortly.

ava1ar commented on 2014-07-10 02:06

Symlinking whole directory /opt/chrome/native-messaging-hosts to /etc/chromium/native-messaging-hosts is not a good idea. If user has something installed to /etc/chromium/native-messaging-hosts (i.e. lastpass), package will fail to install due to attempt to overwrite existing dir. Much better is symlinking of required files. Only thing you need is replace last line

ln -sr opt/chrome/native-messaging-hosts chromium/native-messaging-hosts
ln -sr opt/chrome/native-messaging-hosts/* chromium/native-messaging-hosts

This will symlink every individual file and avoid conflicts with other chromium addons.

sacarde commented on 2014-07-09 18:27


thanks a lot

Anonymous comment on 2014-07-09 16:25

Ops, "systemctl --user enable chrome-remote-desktop.service"

Anonymous comment on 2014-07-09 16:18

@sacarde It's a user service, you need to use systemd on user mode (--user) to start it.
Try "systemctl --user list-unit-files" and "systemctl enable chrome-remote-desktop.service" as your own user.

sacarde commented on 2014-07-09 15:49

if I try:

systemctl enable chrome-remote-desktop.service

Failed to execute operation: No such file or directory

sacarde commented on 2014-07-09 09:45

I dont view "chrome-remote-desktop" in "systemctl list-unit-files"
is this OK ?


dlh commented on 2014-06-30 06:32

Please update pkg to create symlink.

Anonymous comment on 2014-06-25 20:05

Grr, I still don't get when the hell that host json file is created. Maybe creating the hashes is important for it?
Also, I tried creating a systemd service for it, currently it will run in user mode, I still have to test it when I manage to create that host file.
Also, about the chromium issue: You should have a symbolic link so that /etc/chromium/native-messaging-hosts redirects to /etc/opt/chrome/native-messaging-hosts. I have already created this on the next pkgrel.