I can't find an answer to what seems to be a simple question. I have a regular Chromebook. I'm new to Linux and just installed it today. I was following a guide that had me download a flatpack. I put in the command

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

and get

Flatpak system operation ConfigureRemote is not allowed for the user

Does anyone know how to fix this? Thank you!

  • You've not provided any OS/release details; what Ubuntu product & what release of that product are you using? Ubuntu uses deb and snap packages by default; though flatpak and appimage can also be used, but aren't setup by default.
    – guiverc
    Commented Dec 26, 2023 at 5:27
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    From a normal (non-root) prompt, adding flathub for all users on the system should require sudo. Adding flathub for only your user should be possible by adding --user to your command.
    – user535733
    Commented Dec 26, 2023 at 7:38

1 Answer 1


Adding flathub for all users is not an allowed action. Try adding sudo to your command or only installing for one user.

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