Unable to start Google Chrome on Fedora 16 / 15 / 14

After installing Google Chrome in Fedora 16 / 15 / 14. Chrome Browser failed to start and no window appears when you click on the chrome icon.


Error on starting the Google chrome in terminal. See the error below.

/opt/google/chrome/chrome: error while loading shared libraries: cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied

SELinux stops Google Chrome from executing.

Check the screen shot below.

To Solve this Error

Run the following commands one by one and type the password for the user, when prompted.

sudo semanage fcontext -a  -s system_u  -t usr_t /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox

First run the above command then the below one.

restorecon -v /opt/google/chrome/chrome-sandbox

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

  • prabha

    i have installed fedora 9 in my sysytem which consists of 64bit processor but i could not install google chrome in it plz help me

  • Peter_Flass

    Finally!!! Worked for me except that the restorecon also needed “sudo”. Fedora 17. Thank you!!!