First use import from chromium not working

Description of the issue:
first use of brave fails to import from chromium. It just repeatedly says “close all chromium windows and try again”. I am certain I have closed/killed all chromium windows/processes.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
first use brave on linux mint 19.x

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
dialog saying “close all chrome windows”… repeats endlessly

Expected result:
it should just import the settings

Reproduces how often:
every time

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
OS:
Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa
Linux xxx 5.0.0-16-generic #17~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 20 14:00:27 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Brave:
Version 0.65.118 Chromium: 75.0.3770.80 (Official Build) (64-bit)

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