import os os.system("chromium-browser --kiosk")

when i run this code in python it showing error "" please start chromium as a normal user cannot run as root user ""

how to start chromium-browser as normal user in python shell command

  • if you run chromium-browser --kiosk in your terminal window do you get the same error? os.system should run in the context of the user running the script.
    – rob
    Mar 14, 2017 at 9:08

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Run whoami in the shell. If the answer is root create a new account and run the program as the that new user.


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