Oh boy... I have been a Linux user for three weeks now, and I really don't know what to do anymore :-( I tried to install Telegram on my Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS through various ways but with no success. Now I have a defunct "Telegram Desktop" icon in Dash, but I am not able to remove it. This is what I did:
- I tried to install "telegram-sergiusens" through Ubuntu Software. This didn't work though, actually I couldn't even find the whole Telegram on my system. Result: I removed the application through Ubuntu Software.
Next, I tried to install Telegram via terminal. I followed the instructions at Pupuweb. This is what I did:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install telegram-desktop
This didn't go without complications either. I received the following error message:
E: Unable to locate package telegram-desktop
Well, I suppose that only the personal package archive (PPA) got installed, not the application. Therefore, I followed another set of instructions to remove the installation (I ran the commands to purge the application though, just to make sure):
sudo apt-get purge telegram-desktop sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:noobslab/apps
Now, I tried to follow YET ANOTHER set of instructions. This time I downloaded I file called "tsetup.0.6.15.tar.xz" from https://desktop.telegram.org. The instructions went as follows:
- Extract the file (right-click the icon and choose "extract here"; you will now have a folder called "Telegram"
- Move the file to /opt. In order to do this, you have to open the file manager with root privileges. To do that:
After executing command number 9 in the terminal, however, I receive the following error message:
(nautilus:1061): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files
** (nautilus:1061): CRITICAL **: Another desktop manager in use; desktop window won't be created Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error No such file or directory Please ask your system administrator to enable user sharing.
Weird enough, some sort of file manager window did pop up, but I am not sure if this happened with the root privileges mentioned above. Well, I tried to move the "Telegram" folder to /opt, but nothing happened. Out of curiosity, I opened the folder that was extracted to the "Downloads" folder, and I was able to open to application. However, the icon on the launcher was a gray question mark, so I wasn't yet quite satisfied. I deleted both the "Telegram" folder and "tsetup.0.6.15.tar.xz". They can be found from my trash bin at the moment.
Last but not least, I gave a try for the final set of instructions (I cannot post the link as a new user, but it's a thread called "How to install Telegram Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]" on the very forum). This is what I did:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/telegram sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install telegram
After this, I still wasn't able to find Telegram through Dash. Therefore, I tried to remove the installation I made by:
sudo apt-get purge telegram sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:atareao/telegram
Now I am baffled. I've been a Linux user for three weeks now, and I really would appreciate your help! :-) I'd like try again from the scratch, but I am not able to remove the ghost icon from the Dash.