Chrome Remote Desktop with Sound on Debian Linux HOWTO  
Here's how to get Chrome Remote Desktop with sound to work on Linux Debian.
First download the chrome remote desktop debian package. This can be done by launching the chrome remote desktop chrome app from the chrome web store. Chrome will put this file in the ~/Downloads directory. You can install it as follows:
sudo dpkg -i chrome-remote-desktop_current_amd64.deb
Then, add yourself to the chrome-remote-desktop group:
sudo usermod -a -G chrome-remote-desktop yourusername
Check that you are part of the chrome-remote-desktop group by typing:
The file ~/.chrome-remote-desktop-session should contain:
/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start
startxfce4 :1030
Note that starting pulseaudio within the .chrome-remote-desktop-session file is critical to get sound to work. Also note that should multiple users use chrome remote desktop, each user should change :1030 for another screen such as :1031, :1032, :1033 etc where the number is the user ID. You can find your user ID in the file /etc/passwd. The resolution can be set by adding the following to ~/.profile:
Restart chrome-remote-desktop:
sudo service chrome-remote-desktop restart
Then, go to, click on “REMOTE ACCESS”, go at the bottom of the page where the current machine should be available to be setup for remote access.
Stopping, Starting, or Restarting Chrome Remote Desktop Per User
The chrome remote desktop can be started per user using the command:
systemctl start chrome-remote-desktop@$USER
The chrome remote desktop session can be restarted per user using the command:
systemctl restart chrome-remote-desktop@$USER
To stop all previously started sessions, type the following at the prompt:
/opt/google/chrome-remote-desktop/chrome-remote-desktop --stop
Warning: don't use the latter command unless you can access your account through ssh. Ask the admin to do it for you instead.
To check the status of chrome-remote-desktop for a specific user, type:
sudo systemctl status chrome-remote-desktop@$USER
If chrome remote desktop is active for this user, you will see the string active in the output somewhere.
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