When I start Anki on Ubuntu Budgie 18.10 I get the following two messages:

  1. Qt version issue You are using Qt version 5.11.1. Anki has only been tested upstream with version Qt 5.9.x. Upstream suggests only using version Qt 5.9.x, and a standalone version containing the required libraries can be downloaded from the Anki website. Continuing with this Debian version could potentially lead to loss of data (though this is unlikely). Are you sure you want to continue?


  1. Fehler beim Start: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/anki/aqt/main.py", line 50, in init self.setupUI() File "/usr/share/anki/aqt/main.py", line 75, in setupUI self.setupMainWindow() File "/usr/share/anki/aqt/main.py", line 585, in setupMainWindow tweb = self.toolbarWeb = aqt.webview.AnkiWebView() File "/usr/share/anki/aqt/webview.py", line 114, in init self.focusProxy().installEventFilter(self) AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'installEventFilter'

I installed Anki via the terminal with

sudo apt-get install anki

and apt-cache policy anki returns

Installiert: 2.1.0+dfsg-1
Installationskandidat: 2.1.0+dfsg-1
*** 2.1.0+dfsg-1 500
500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic/universe amd64 Packages
500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic/universe i386 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  • How did you installed Anki? Please add output of apt-cache policy anki to the question. – N0rbert Mar 7 '19 at 20:12
  • What is Bungie 18.10? – Pilot6 Mar 7 '19 at 20:28
  • Sorry, that was a typo. Meant to write Ubuntu Budgie – JonJup Mar 7 '19 at 20:59

I can reproduce your issue on Ubuntu MATE 18.10.

So the problem really exists. I reported it to launchpad as bug 1819063.

We can fix it with installation patched version of Anki from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:torkvemada/torkvemada
sudo apt-get install anki

Afterwards it will launch normally.

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