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Flatpak is a packaging format for distributing sandboxed applications on GNU/Linux distributions. Use this tag for all questions related to creating, distributing and running Flatpaks.

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OpenRGB does not run via flatpak

I'm using Ubuntu 23.10 and I've installed OpenRGB via: flatpak install org.openrgb.OpenRGB I've also installed the rules via openrgb-udev-install.sh ls /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/60-open* /usr/lib/udev/...
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Flatpak install freezes when downloading resource. Can I find source URL to download file manually from browser?

I am trying to update the Gnome Web (org.gnome.Epiphany) flatpak, on Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS (on WSL2). One specific resource, "org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264" always freezes when downloading. ...
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How to see the difference between two installed versions of a program in Activities Overview?

Now we have flatpaks, snaps and deb versions of a program, they always show up the same in the Activities overview. E.g. I have a deb version of Inkscape, and I also tried out the Flatpak version. But ...
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How do I make the VLC flatpak adapt to the my system's theme?

system information My system is Ubuntu-MATE Release 22.04.4 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) 64-bit, the desktop environment is "MATE 1.26.0". I have both Flatpak and Flatseal installed on my system. ...
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GPG verification enabled, but no signatures found

I am Ubuntu 22.04 LTS user. I am getting this error when trying to install "Varia download manager": [error: error pulling from repo: gpg verification enabled, but no signatures found (use ...
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Can running gtk app in kde via flatpak cause issues in KDE?

I am very new to linux so this is probably a silly question. I am getting used to the various desktop environments, and different frameworks around linux. I am using KDE (on kubuntu) and installing an ...
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Flatpak hub OS updates

Hi there I installed the flatpak hub and repository but it offered an OS update that i installed however the default Ubuntu repository did not offer this OS update Why did the flatpak repository offer ...
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Set proxy for a flatpak app

Is there a way I can permanently connect the Flatpak app to Tor (that is accessible with SOCKS5://127.0.0.1:9050) in my laptop to bypass the government censorship? Specifically, I want to be able to ...
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Help me understand "Remote ‘flathub’ found in multiple installations 1) system 2) user"

When I try to install a Flatpak from the Flathub website, I get a message like this one: $ flatpak install flathub app.organicmaps.desktop Looking for matches… Remote ‘flathub’ found in multiple ...
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Flatpak asks for password several times

Using kubuntu 23.10, I enabled flatpak in Discover. Now everything works, including installing an app but everytime I tried, flatpak will ask me for my password several times (around a dozen times or ...
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Drag and Drop files to Firefox browser is working but not to Microsoft Edge in Ubuntu 22.04

I am using Ubuntu 22.04.3 and I've installed Microsoft Edge for Linux using flatpak. I am not able to drag and drop files to Edge browser from my Desktop or Files app. However, the drag and drop to ...
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Is there a simple way to find the location of any given application

The apps on my machine are a growing hodge-podge of snaps, flatpaks, appimages, cargoes, python-whatevers and so on. Some are in /usr/bin some are in /snap/ some are in ~/Applications or ~/.local/bin ...
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How to purge old Openshot files?

I want a fresh install of Openshot using its latest Linux(64-bit AppImage) file on a machine that had previously installed Openshot via apt, snap and flatpak. I have purged all its old installations. ...
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Flatpak repository error on 23.10

so I have removed snap and installed flatpak. After flatpak list the following pkg's are installed Name Application ID Version Branch Installation Freedesktop Pl… org....
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Flatpak system operation ConfigureRemote not allowed for user

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 ...
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Why does 'flatpak install' change the repo URL?

I am building my own flatpak application in a Focal VM, and it seems to work fine. However, I just created a second Focal VM, and even though it should be identical, it fails in some weird ways. ...
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How can I create my own app package?

I will give an example: There is .deb, .appimage, flatpak, snap, AUR, etc, but I want to create my own (Example app.fictionalpackage) Maybe zipping a folder with files inside and renaming ".zip&...
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Need flatpak 1.14.4 on Ubuntu 22.04, but apt installs flatpak 1.12.7 as latest

I want flatpak 1.14.4 for the resolution of this issue when attempting to run kmail on WSL Ubuntu. When I run sudo apt upgrade flatpak, it says that the latest version of flatpak is 1.12.7-1. flatpak ...
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Apps using Webkit, like Foliate, Wike, Caveliar or GNOME Web do not show content Ubuntu 22.04 with NVIDIA graphics

This only seems to happen to snaps and flatpaks (not even AppImages). Several apps like Wike, Foliate, Cavalier (Snaps), Wike-Flatpak, and even GNOME Web (Flatpak) run but then show no content / do ...
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Starting flatpak inside WSL 2, using X Server on host crashes org.gnome.Epiphany.Devel

Well, I as the title says I have installed flatpak, and org.gnome.Epiphany.Devel inside my WSL 2, and I the app crashes everytime I open it. Below is the bash script I wrote trying to summarize the ...
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Can’t run any flatpak app

Every flatpak app fails with this message: $ flatpak run org.mozilla.firefox bwrap: Unexpected capabilities but not setuid, old file caps config? error: ldconfig failed, exit status 256 Ubuntu ...
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How to unpin and remove specific flatpak packages?

I am getting messages like this: Info: (pinned) runtime org.freedesktop.Platform branch 21.08 is end-of-life, with reason: org.freedesktop.Platform 21.08 is no longer receiving fixes and security ...
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im trying to install flatpak on qemu utm ubuntu mac m1 jammy but i get errors

When I install flatpak (attempt to) I get these errors: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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The apps that I downloaded have broken and weird square titlebars

I downloaded Krita (flatpak) and its titlebar was square. When I maximized it I couldn't move certain parts of the titlebar. This also happened in VLC (snap).
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How to access the manpage fo a flatpak application?

Where does one find the manpage of a flatpak application? For example, I know that Thunderbird usually has a manpage. However, I have tried the following two commands to no avail. [user ~]$ man ...
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Can't remove flatpak software application anyway

I'm sorry I know there is another question like that here Can't remove Flatpak software application. It is also already answered, nonetheless I couldn't figure out the solution from there. I also ...
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How to give portal access to a Flatpak app using cli

After installing and launching the app com.tomjwatson.Emote I get prompted to give it the Background portal access. I know I can toggle access to a portal conveniently via the Flatseal app, but I am ...
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configuring a flatpak app (BlackBox) as the default terminal

So I recently installed the BlackBox terminal. I like it, and would like to set it as the default terminal. However, it's installed through flatpak and when I try running sudo update-alternatives --...
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flatpak run aplication error

i tried to run flatpak apps after install it on terminal but it shown this : MESA: warning: Kernel 4.1 required to properly query GPU properties. after I run the run apps code it shown like above. can ...
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How to Recover Firefox Configuration With Flapak?

I recently updated to Ubuntu 22.04, and therefore, the default firefox was uninstalled (since I uninstalled snap). Nevertheless, the profiles seem to be present: reichelt@reichelt-desktop:~$ ls ....
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How do I run flatpak apps on discrete GPU by default?

I want some flatpak apps to run on my discrete Nvidia GPU by default. I can always right-click on the app and launch via discrete graphics but that's tedious. I followed these steps but it did not ...
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How to run the the latest cli version of Monero?

How would I install v18 of the cli monero wallet? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ sudo apt install monero Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state ...
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Where would Monero node or blockchain data be stored?

I'm trying find particularly large files to free up some working space. This is in the context of scanning the Monero blockchain for recovering a wallet. Operating on the assumption that Monero has ...
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How can I install jmeter 5.5 in ubuntu 22.04 LTS(GNOME 42.5, windowing system->wayland)

I tried installing .zip binary of jmeter from it's official website, but kept showing error. It doesn't install successfully. After then, I tried installing it from flatpak, but couldn't find the bin ...
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Is there an equivalent snap command to the Flatpak's `permission-show` and `permission-set`?

I am asking, because I have to handle a permission problem with a Firefox webextension and the sandboxed Firefox in Ubuntu 22.04. (See https://github.com/mi-g/vdhcoapp/issues/139) The solution turns ...
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Flatpak downloads more than originally intended

In the lines number 1, 6, 7, 8 Flatpak downloaded less than initially intended, which is understandable: some parts of the bundle were already present on my system. But why did it download more than ...
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Inconsistent dark theme for GTK apps on 23.04

I have encountered the following issue with using Flatpak apps on Ubuntu 23.04. Basically, some (parts of) programs will pick up the dark mode I have selected in the settings, while others will not. ...
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What are the pros and cons of having both snap and flatpak on enabled on Ubuntu? Would you recommend it? [closed]

What are the pros and cons of having both snap and flatpak on enabled on ubuntu? Would you recommend it? I'm currently running ubuntu version 22.10 and plan to upgrade to 23.04 in a few weeks.
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Gamepad mapping in Hurrican game

I tried to install the old but fantastic Hurrican game (developed by Poke 53280) on Kubuntu 22.04 via flatpak (https://holarse.de/wiki/hurrican). The game seems to run fine but I'm unable to configure ...
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How to check if the are app's dependencies on platform (feedesktop, gnome, kde) from Flathub in order to remove them safely?

The place taken by flathub/flatpak repo (/var/lib/flatpak/repo) is insane, this issue is known. I already uninstalled applications unused or replaced by snap repo equivalent when they exist. ...
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how to find whether an app is a snap or a flatpak or a native app "in terminal"?

I have installed both flatpak and snap versions of several apps (I sometimes even have appimage and deb file of some other apps installed too) to find which one works better for me. Now I want to ...
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flatpak program - add to path such that terminal knows the program

I can usually fire op blender via the terminal by executing blender. This worked out of the box, when using snap. However, the version in snap was very old so I found a newer version in flatpak. ...
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Password protection on flatpak apps

I found a bash script to password protect one of my flatpak apps but it doesn't seem to work, please tell me where I got it wrong script-> #!/bin/bash read -s -p "Enter password: " ...
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SSL connect error when to try add flathub repo

I'm trying to add the flatpak repository with this command: sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo But I'm getting this error: error: Can't load ...
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How can I give Android Studio update permissions?

I installed Android Studio using flatpak. But now I cannot update it because of write permissions. How can I give write permissions to it? I know about Flatseal but don't know what to turn off or on.
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I installed OBS from using .flatpakref but don't know where it is installed

I downloaded the OBS Studio .flatpakref from the official website's flathub link. I was able to run the .flatpakref and get everything installed fine, but I can't find where it downloaded, so I can't ...
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Evince complains about missing --filesystem=xdg-run/gvfsd privileges, how can I add those privileges

On 22.04, when using evince on the command line to add text annotations to a PDF and then save it, evince complains The peer-to-peer connection failed: Error while getting peer-to-peer dbus connection:...
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Gestures flatpak app cannot read configuration file. says "please check permissions"

I recently installed the "Gestures" app from flathub and when I launch it, it says "cannot read the configuration file, please check permissions". How can I run this program ...
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How to match flatpak themes with GNOME dark theme?

I'm a beginner with Linux and I think I messed up the command lines when I tried to match flatpak apps with ubuntu's dark theme because not only it didn't work but now flatpak apps look ugly (a bit as ...
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How to install Obsidian 1.0.3 on Ubuntu 22.04?

I am currently referring to the Obsidian note taking app. (see www.obsidian.md). The Obsidian AppImage did not work for me. Ubuntu Software Center just could not open it. Same goes for the Snap or ...
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