Ubuntu – Chrome remote desktop “failed to start remote access service”

google-chromeremote desktop

Trying to run Chrome remote desktop on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS.


  • chrome-remote-desktop_current_amd64.deb
  • xvfb
  • python-psutil

When I try to connect in the app through "enable remote connection" it searches for a while then says "failed to start remote access service".

Best Answer

I had similar problem on xubuntu 14.04. The last step that solved the problem was to add the user to the group as follows:

sudo groupadd chrome-remote-desktop
usermod -a -G chrome-remote-desktop <username>

You can check if the user is in the group by:

groups <username>

before the last step I also followed the linux section in: