Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Enable Chrome Remote Desktop on Linux (Ubuntu)

On linux when running Chrome Remote Desktop extension in chrome you will notice that it does not give you an option to add the computer as shown in the image below

The solution is not that well documented out there on the web, Google?
the following instructions are for Ubuntu, I have tested them successfully on Ubuntu 14.04
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/chromeos.list
Add the google Repository:
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome-remote-desktop/deb/ stable main
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install chrome-remote-desktop
sudo /etc/init.d/chrome-remote-desktop start

Then go back to Chrome Remote Desktop Extension and the following option will be available.

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