Two instances of chrome os. SingletonLock and SingletonCookie error.


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I restarted my chromebook and it asked for a login password and passphrase. After logging in I realized my settings, apps, and extensions were missing as if it were a new user logging in. I tried to remove the passphrase by ´´reset sync´´ it only erased the data which was showing all the tabs, bookmarks and extensions that were being synced. I went into the chrome os and found this image below. From my research I found out this means the process that is used to recognize the original chrome os does not, therefore it created another different one with the new instance being a ¨child¨ and the original being the ¨parent¨. There are three representations of a user when i originally only had two,
-----> this is the newest one u-11d70123c6f2770fb077046f73f1a133bfeeb66e, <----



below is from /home/chronos

lrwxrwxrwx 1 chronos chronos 20 Apr 3 22:09 SingletonCookie -> 15231020882235353038

lrwxrwxrwx 1 chronos chronos 14 Apr 3 22:09 SingletonLock -> localhost-1440

lrwxrwxrwx 1 chronos chronos 46 Apr 3 22:09 SingletonSocket -> /tmp/

drwxr-xr-x 3 chronos chronos 4096 Jan 10 15:20 SSLErrorAssistant

drwxr-xr-x 4 chronos chronos 4096 Apr 5 2017 'Subresource Filter'

drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Aug 19 2017 u-11d70123c6f2770fb077046f73f1a133bfeeb66e

drwx--x--- 40 chronos chronos-access 4096 Apr 4 19:30 u-395c47cefe914112166e46d2cbb21e8b759397af

drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Apr 2 23:03 u-62100bbe8980246638c0d68fb17c5917f7324ebb

drwx--x--- 40 chronos chronos-access 4096 Apr 4 19:30 user


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G'day @TuThree8 and welcome to :)

Chrome OS is not specifically a pure Linux Distro, but I hope someone here can help you :D

Good luck

Chris Turner


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Yes I believe that is correct it is not 100 percent linux, I am choosing a linux help forum because it seems most computer os that are command driven or encourages the use of the terminal use the same basic principle. I have found that this concept of Singleton is common among people who are familiar with using the terminal.

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