Login as a normal user (who as sudo rights).
Open the default Debian Iceweasle web browser and navigate to the Chrome Download site:
Select 64bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)
Click Accept and Install
This will actually download the installation file
Choose to save the file.
cd ~/Downloads sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
This will fail.. so next get the missing dependancies with:
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Chrome will now be installed (note that cannot use the browser when logged in as root??)
Install Chrome Remote Desktop on Debian
Open the Chrome browser and sign in to the account.
Add the “Chrome Remote Desktop” app into Chrome if not already installed.
Download the Chrome Remote Desktop from:
cd ~/Downloads sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/chrome-remote-desktop_current_amd64.deb
This will probably fail due to missing dependancies, fix with:
sudo apt-get -f install sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/chrome-remote-desktop_current_amd64.deb
Next we need to create a file that defines the graphical environment. I’m using LXDE.
Create a file called .chrome-remote-desktop-session in your home directory.
cd ~ nano .chrome-remote-desktop-session
Add the following:
See https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1649523?hl=en-GB for details of getting other desktop environment settings.
Reboot the computer.
Open the Chrome Browser a remote Desktop
Click the “My Computers” -> “Access your own computers from anywhere” -> “Get started”
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you should see “Enable remote connections”
Click and enter the remote access PIN number.
You will now be able to access the machine from any other Chrome Remote Desktop app when signed into your Google Chrome account.