essentially the meat of my question revolves around launching Chromium from the terminal.

If I launch Chromium through the GUI I can log into my Google account just like normal, although if I try to launch Chromium via the command chromium-browser and try to authenticate, I get the message "Something went wrong Sorry, something went wrong there. Try again." with no further information.

I have tried to install Chromium with the .deb and the .zip (with the commands updated for the proper path), I have also followed these instructions with no success from anything.

I have also tried launching the regular Chrome browser from the command line with the command google-chrome and I am able to authenticate like normal.

This is on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Any ideas?

  • In first paragraph, what browser? in 2nd paragraph is the error message a translation? Did one of them use a different configuration? I use the option --user-data-dir=, to get more than one profile at a time. Jan 15, 2020 at 22:04
  • 1
    @ctrl-alt-delor The first paragraph is an error on my part, I meant "terminal" instead of browser. I didn't use any configuration or flags other than what I said in the original post. Jan 16, 2020 at 13:03

1 Answer 1


remove "Login Data" & "Login Data-journal" files from ~/.config/chromium/System Profile/ That solved it for me

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.