Questions tagged [flatpak]

Flatpak is a cross-distribution packaging format that was originally called xdg-app. While not officially tied to any specific desktop environment or Linux distribution it is best supported by the GNOME desktop environment and Fedora Linux distribution.

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Flatpak app indicators not showing in top panel

Under the GNOME desktop, app indicators for applications installed as Flatpaks are not showing up in the top panel. App indicators for applications installed as Snaps, as well as through APT, show ...
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How to install mist (browser) and wallet on Linux Ubuntu?

From my research, it looks that the "mist" browser for Ethereum must be installed by manually downloading the .deb file. Is this correct?
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How to fix: Could not connect to the IPFS API (InterPlanetary File System)?

Just getting started with the IPFS (InterPlanetary File System), and looking to serve index.html locally and through the IPFS generally. Running the daemon returns: Initializing daemon... go-ipfs ...
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How to lanuch Visual Studio code when installed through flatpak?

Running flatpak list shows: Visual Studio Code com.visualstudio.code 1.55.1-1617807524 stable system but how is that application launched? (The search ...
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Assign flatpak run org.chromium.Chromium to an alias

I am using https://www.cypress.io/ for react components e2e testing. The CypressJS could not detect the installed Chromium on my computer, because I have installed it with flatpark. One of the ...
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Flatpak: total used space on harddisk?

can the totally used storage space on harddisk (ubuntu 20.04) used by all flatpak files be shown by using this command? du -hc /var/lib/flatpak/* If not, what would be an appropriate command? ...
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Flatpak installation contradiction? [duplicate]

After believing that I had installed flatpak successfully on Ubuntu 20.04, when I tried to install a package on it, I eventually received an error message telling me that I needed the latest version ...
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flatpak - is this possible to add my system's library files to flatpak?

It seems flatpak support only ibus and fcitx as input method. But I don't use both of them. So I need to add my system's IME's *.so files into flatpak. How can I do that??
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Custom cursor theme is ignored inside Spotify application installed hrough flatpak

I have a custom cursor theme. I also have the Spotify application installed through flatpak. When the cursor is inside the Spotify windows, my custom cursor theme is ignored. Instead, a normal black ...
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GNOME software center hangs when searching for software

Running Ubuntu 20.10. My software center hangs whenever I search for a software using the magnifying glass. I have the flatpak extension enabled, it that's relevant.
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How to set default source of a package that exists in multiple sources on gnome-software?

I use ubuntu 20.10 with gnome software, the deb version with snap and flatpak plugins and there are some applications that are available from different sources like the official repo, snap or/and ...
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How do you offload a flatpak application to run on the nvidia graphics card when using prime?

For some flatpak applications, it is better to use the dedicated GPU but how do you ensure that PRIME is offloading correctly when you cant run the usual testing commands inside the sandboxed ...
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how to launch flatpak calibre from the console?

How do I start calibre from the bash console? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ com.calibre_ebook.calibre com.calibre_ebook.calibre: command not found nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ ...
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Authentication popup stopped showing, Discover shows “Failed to obtain authentication”

I now face the exact same issue my 18.04 and 20.04 installation suffer from. I'm currently on 20.10 and the issue I have is that when I open Discover to update apps it always comes up with "...
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Flatpak nofilesystem sandboxing does not work on Xubuntu 20.04

I am on Xubuntu 20.04 and installed avidemux using flatpak. I tried to deny avidemux access to my home folder using flatpak override, and the following is the output of flatpak info --show-...
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App icons missing from installed flatpak like Spotify, Simple Note in Kubuntu

When i install an app from Flatpak the app icon is missing. If i use snap it is okay icon comes. How can i solve this issue? Maybe it is some sort of permission related issue? Kubuntu 20.04 KDE ...
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Icon problem installing two different versions of the same application via flatpak

I recently installed both versions of the same application via flatpak (QGIS, "stable" and "lts" branches). After installation, however, I could start only the last installed ...
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How can I run old linux packages on new distro without VM or Virtualbox?

I want to run an old version of MythTV written for Ubuntu 12.04, on my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop. I don't want to run the latest MythTV, I want my MTV! Obviously I can (and am currently) run it in a ...
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Flatapak Skype webcam & audio input & output issue

I am unable to setup audio & camera on skype. Skype webcam & audio input & output issue with the permission. I tried with command line flatpak override --user com.skype.Client --socket=...
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Old Flatpak version in Focal repo: no Chromium for me?

Tried to install flatpak Chromium, to no avail: 5. [✗] org.chromium.Chromium stable i flathub < 102.8 MB Error: org.chromium.Chromium needs a ...
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Can I install/run multiple copies of a flatpak app?

Is it possible to install or run multiple copies of a flatpack package (example: Teams), each with its own isolated copy?
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Determining commands in packages for apt, snap, flatpak

Consider apt search util-linux. This shows me that the package util-linux/bionic-updates,bionic-security,now 2.31.1-0.4ubuntu3.7 amd64 [installed] is available. Additionally, I have worked out that I ...
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How to correctly install LibreOffice using FlatPak to have libreoffice command in $PATH environment variable?

I have just removed deb-packages of LibreOffice from my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system with sudo apt purge --auto-remove $(dpkg -l | grep "^ii libreoffice" | awk '{print $2}') To replace it with ...
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gnome-passwordsafe on Ubuntu 20.10

Are there any ways to install gnome-passwordsafe on Ubuntu 20.10? I have not found this package in the standard repositories, snap store contains only beta version and flatpak tries to download over ...
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What is /home/me/.local/share/flatpak and how to remove it?

I have a pretty small Ubuntu 20 LTE install. It is essential that it is small, however fully functional with LibreOffice, Thunderbird, etc. I have noticed recently that /home/me/.local/share/flatpak ...
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Why am I getting a “font error” after installing WPS-Office via flatpak?

I have installed WPS-Office from https://flathub.org. When I open WPS-Office an error message is shown saying: Some formula symbols might not be displayed correctly due to missing fonts symbol. Now, ...
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How to run inkview in installed flatpak inkscape

I have installed the last version of Inkscape via flatpak in Xubuntu 16.04. and it runs smoothly. The problem is that I would like to use inkview as standard .svg viewer, but I do not find inkview in ...
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Can't remove Flatpak software application

I installed Flatpak from this guide: https://flatpak.org/setup/Ubuntu/ and I want to remove it now but this icon doesn't go and I can't remove it. Also, I can open that application. It's same with ...
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What does this Discord update notification mean?

Ubuntu gave me a notification saying Discord has been updated. I did not manually update Discord (it is set to automatic updates), and it is not open on the computer. Discord typically updates on ...
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Run visual studio code flatpak as normal user

The Visual Studio code flatpak opens as a super user when I type: flatpak run com.visualstudio.code How do I make it run on my user account?
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Installation of WPS from Falathub stuck

Installation was stuck here Looking for matches… com.wps.Office permissions: ipc network pulseaudio x11 dri file access [1] tags [2] [1] /media, /run/...
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What is the best strategy in choosing between the various package types? [duplicate]

What is your strategy in picking between appimage, snaps, flatpak or anything else ? Does it matter with the type of app or do you just devote yourself to one packaging system entirely ? My first ...
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Viewing the contents of a flatpak

When I install a package, I like to see what it's installed. With apt I can use apt-file show, with AppImages I can view the mounted filesystem, and with Snap I could mount the snap without running it ...
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How can I keep Ubuntu updated automatically?

I want help to make Ubuntu 'update && upgrade' itself automatically, select the settings for this automatic system. How can I do it? Please advice about where to find the menu (GUI) or file ...
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Can I install Visual Studio Code in Docker for security?

Would installing Visual Studio Code in a Docker container offer better isolation than a snap or Flatpack?
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Kubuntu 20.04 Kodi auto restart on crash

I have installed kodi from flatpak on Kubuntu 20.04, I want to make a script in systemd to restart kodi on failure crashes, but can’t find kodi in systemd. Kodi installed in ~/.var/app/ Any one can ...
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Flatpak viber doesnot run on wayland

android@inspi:~$ flatpak run com.viber.Viber QSocketNotifier: Can only be used with threads started with QThread sh: xdg-mime: command not found Flatpak viber doesnot run in wayland on 20.04.
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GIMP and github plugin issue

I have Gimp 2.10.14 on my Ubuntu 16.04 (32-bit) installed via flatpak. Since i wanted to make use of re-synthesizer plugin available from https://github.com/bootchk/resynthesizer i downloaded it and ...
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Run FlatPak Application in Background (18.04)

I am trying to have a FlatPak programme (DejaDup) run a "Backup Automatically" - which means it runs in the background. How do I give a FlatPak programme the permissions to run in the background on ...
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Install Flatpak apps on Ubuntu 20.04

I just installed Flatpak recently but after installing it, I can't find the apps in Ubuntu Software. I installed the Flatpak plugin for Ubuntu Software Center and I can't find any apps. Actually, I ...
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two different gnome-software stores - same os Xubuntu 20.04lts - starting snap-store starts gnome-software?

I recently fresh reinstalled Xubuntu 20.04lts on two of my pcs. Suddenly after a few weeks, i discovered a couple of differences between these pcs, were i did not alter anything. It seems that the ...
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Flatpak Libreoffice has blank icons in dock/dash

I installed LibreOffice as a Flatpak in Ubuntu 18.04. The same behavior was observed with the Snap version. When I open a Writer or a Calc file the icon in the GNOME dash (vertical dock bar on the ...
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Launchers for installed snap applications (including Ubuntu Software) disappeared after installing GNOME Software

I installed regular gnome-software to be able to install Flatpaks as well. Right after I did that, all was fine: I could see both "Software" and "Ubuntu software" in the launcher overview and launch ...
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Flatpak Android Studio cannot access /usr/lib/jvm even after permission was given

I have installed Android Studio as a flatpak and I want to set OpenJDK 11 to run unit tests (because I am using robolectric which needs Java 9+). From what I understand, the /usr directory is ...
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How to uninstall a flatpak application “Open Drive”

I installed a Flatpak after figuring out that the equivalent Snap did not properly work on my device. Now I do not manage to uninstall the application via the remove button. The app is OpenDrive, the ...
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Flatpak not available on 20.04?

Just did a clean 20.04 install on my laptop. Tried to install flatpak (cli), to install some additional software Doesn't work: sudo apt install flatpak Package flatpak is not available, but is ...
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How to clean cache and orphan dependencies in snap and flatpak?

Is there an equivalent of sudo apt clean in snap and flatpak (to delete the cached installation files)? That might free up a considerable amount of space. Also, is there any equivalent of sudo apt ...
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Installed kdenlive twice using apt then flatpack, terminal and software app telling me different version? Why?

First I installed Kdenlive using apt-get intall kdenlive, this installed version 17.12.3 Knowing some features're not available, I was gonna upgrading Kdenlive using flatpak, using following command: ...
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Allow flatpak application to “Open with” other applications

Is it possible to configure a Flatpak application so that it is able to send files ("Open with") to other programs? For instance, I have Thunderbird installed as a Flatpak and would like to open PDF ...
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How to uninstall dolphin file manager

Hello i post the way i install dolphin to my ubuntu 18.04. flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists kdeapps --from ...