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How to allow only certain users to launch a snap

I'm currently in the process of segmenting my installed programs to where I can only access certain programs, like games, when logged in with the proper user, for productivity. This is very easy for ...
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Snap store does not display characters

I have issues with the snap store and with snap packages in general on Ubuntu 20.04. My problems started when I tried to install VLC media player, which I detailed in this question: LINK TO POST I ...
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can't load raw files in to gimp version installed by snapd on 20.04

When I installed 20.04 I loaded the version of Gimp from the ppa and everything worked with the .config files I brought across from 18.04. I had to reinstall the system, probably due to an error I ...
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If I remove snap-store, what impact will this have on already installed snaps?

Will I still be able to use installed snap apps without any limitations, except perhaps the update feature? Xubuntu 20.04lts
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Can a fresh installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server run without snapd?

I know, that there ist this Question: Can a vanilla Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server run without snapd? But the situation is different on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server. If I run snap list on fresh installed VM I ...
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“Chromium didn't shut down correctly” message after almost every snap update since Ubuntu 19.10, 20.04

Almost every time my Chromium browser on Ubuntu 20.04 gets an update, next time I start Chromium I will get this annoying message "Chromium didn't shut down correctly" and the option to restore tabs. ...
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How do you report bugs in snaps? [duplicate]

I've used the ubuntu-bug command and launchpad to report bugs against deb packages in the past. But with the drive to move to snaps, when I find an issue in a snap how do I go about reporting it. Do ...
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Cannot save files in Kdenlive snap, why not?

For some reason, Kdenlive (snap version) is not saving files. The program things it is saving, but nothing is actually written to the disk. I've enabled removable drive access permissions, but that ...
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Is snap store a surplus now that ubuntu software center contains snaps?

So I was wondering, Ubuntu Software Center (USC) allows downloading snaps now (I'm assuming it's somewhat of a new feature). If that so, does snap store have any uniqueness? Does it offer anything ...
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What does it mean when I get the error “cannot verify snap ”vlc“, no matching signatures found”?

What does it mean when I get the error "cannot verify snap "vlc", no matching signatures found"? I've been trying to install vlc from the terminal using "sudo snap install vlc" and I got the above ...
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How can I get snap icons to use my icon theme and not change back after updates?

Snap .desktop files are stored in /var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications. The icons used there have a hard coded path. I can change the path to just the application name so that it uses my gnome icon ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 not booting “hold until boot process finishes up”

When I am booting the computer the following message shows up and is stuck on it: I already tried to restart the computer with the recovery mode and cleaning up some space. I also tried to move the ...
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Snapd won't install on Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

I can't get snap to work on an Ubuntu 16.04 vps. I get this output when trying to install: The following NEW packages will be installed: snapd 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 ...
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system does not fully support snapd: cannot mount squashfs image using "squashfs - mount failed

I'm attempting to install PowerShell on my Ubuntu instance using snap, but it generates an error: # sudo snap install powershell --classic error: system does not fully support snapd: cannot mount ...
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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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System proxy for snap-store in Ubuntu 20.04

I upgraded my work PC from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. I always work behind a proxy. I added proxy configuration in: /etc/environment /etc/profile.d/env.sh /etc/apt/apt.conf (for APT) Before the upgrade, ...
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Is the size of loopback devices considered for calculating total disk space

I am in a dilemma and want to confirm whether the size of loopback devices is considered while calculation disk size using df -h command. Here is the output of my df -h command. Filesystem ...
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Japanese Input Ubuntu 18.04 Applications installed via Snap

I have re-installed Ubuntu 18.04 and did all the necessary steps to install Japanese (Mosz). On this window, I can use it 日本語 but on Skype application I cannot. (I could before). On Google Docs I also ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Snap installed Chromium - Impossible to read Nextcloud folders [duplicate]

Since Ubuntu 20.04 has switched to snap package, I can't upload/download anymore files inside ~/Nextcloud/ Obviously, everything works normally using the OS file browser, command line and Firefox. ...
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gvfsd-admin asks for authentication but window doesn't close

After running Ubuntu 20.04 for about 1 month, for the first time a window opens asking for gvfsd-admin authentication. That window would not respond to any input, be it clicking on Cancel or entering ...
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Chromium Snap new profile with master_preferences

Chromium provides a few ways to pre-load bookmarks, extensions, and other settings on a brand new profile. One of those is the master_preferences file. https://www.chromium.org/administrators/pre-...
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snap broken in Ubuntu 20.04

Initial question it seems with upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 something with the snapd was broken. If I install and execute any snap package, i get the following error: $ snap --version snap 2.44.3+20....
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No audio (microphone and speakers) on Snap version of Skype

I installed the snap version of Skype (it seems to be the recomended way to install Skype on Ubuntu). Neither microphone nor speakers work, though. I tried the pavucontrol trick I read somewhere ...
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How to give a snap access to an sd card

I was wondering how you give a snap access to an SD card or an external drive. I've tried going into my package manager and changing the permissions through there but I couldn't find anything to give ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: snapd

ubuntu@RHC-395:~$ sudo apt-get install snap Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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Snap Chromium browser and profile problems

After updating from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 my chromium lost it's profile. After some googling, i found that in 20.04 uses snap version of chromium. I copied my profile from ~/.config/chromium/Profile 1 ...
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Ubuntu 20 - Chromium doesn't show anything in Recents

I have a lot of files in Recent, and I can see them in apps like LibreWriter. But when I want to upload a file somewhere form Chromium, I don't see those files in Recent. This is really annoying ...
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Notepad++ does not show files mapped under “Z” drive

Notepad++ installed from Ubuntu Software (snap package) maps the root FS to a "Z" drive. But, when launched, File Open only shows the top level of directories under "/". For example, File Open will ...
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Should the snap-store be using >300Mb of memory?

The snap-store process is intermittently using hundreds of megabytes of RAM. Is this normal? Is there a solution?
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Starting snap manually

Is there a way to start snap, or a needed services manually? I can't use systemd, all I've got is a Stript. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity installed by Crouton.
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How to install net speed incator on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I got nothing on Ubuntu snap store by searching "Simple net speed". So, suggest me a speed indicator for 20.04 and how to install it.
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using ubuntu core on a raspberry pi as a systems integrator

Our company is planning to use embedded raspberry pi boards with Ubuntu core in a product integration. After going through initial setup of the raspberry pi unit, I'm very concerned that this setup ...
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Darkroom snap doesn't find OpenCL libraries

Not sure if this is due to operator error or not, but I have installed the OpenCL libraries. Darktable provides support for using OpenCL, but when I run the snap version of Darktable, it does not ...
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How to install gimp-GAP for gimp snap

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 and I've installed Gimp via Software Manager (so that it became a snap, located in /snap/gimp/252/). Now I want to install gimp-GAP. I see no other way than to ...
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Snap-store in always running

I have noticed that snap-store in always running in Ubuntu 20.04. Whereas snapd service is not, I can’t see it listed in service --status-all. I wonder if this is normal because I would like to lessen ...
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Is snap verified by Ubuntu SnapCraft Team?

Is snap verified by Ubuntu SnapCraft Team similar like Apple in Appstore? Verification about: It contains malware / spyware / virus / stealing information / unnecessary permission usage or not.
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Snap Package Removing [duplicate]

I tried to reinstall vlc. But no matter how many times I uninstall, in subsequent install it doesn't require internet connection. Then it must store the files some where even after using sudo snap ...
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Application starts without text [all text is in blocks] [duplicate]

I have noticed that when I install some applications via snap, the applications themselves, the text, is in blocks and not, as it should be, in text form. It seems as if the font is not loaded. Does ...
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20.04 firefox snap - downloads can't be opened nor can containing folder

When I download a file, if I try to open it or it's containing folder all I get is the Launch Application dialog asking me to choose an application. No applications are listed for me to choose from ...
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How to make snaps access hidden files and folders in ~/home?

OS: Ubuntu 20.04 I installed gedit, kate, and libreoffice as snaps. $ snap list (partial output) Name Version Rev Tracking Publisher ...
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How to remount snap packages after `umount -a`

I have opened my laptop today and several icons on my side panel were blank and the corresponding programs unopenable. The main suspected reason is those programs were all installed using snap, and ...
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ubuntu studio 18.04 LTS snaps successfully create subdirectories but then report failure

I have installed three apps (fre:ac, Inkscape and Okular) from the snap store via the built-in software app (v 3.28.1, presumably gnome-software) in Ubuntu Studio 18.04 LTS. All appeared to install ...
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Where can user inform Ubuntu Snap Store to update snap from third-party?

Where can user inform Ubuntu Snap Store to update snap from third-party? Example: Oracle provide VirtualBox latest statble version for Ubuntu. But Ubuntu SnapStore provide old version. So Where ...
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Why did the launcher for Ubuntu Software disappear 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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snap home read plug kdenlive on 20.04

How do I get kdenlive to open files on a shared user other than my own home directory? Do I have to change the value of the snap home interface read-plug to "all"? If so, how to achieve this?
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I get snap error when i try to installl chromium-browser [duplicate]

When i type this: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will ...
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Chromium Snap WebApps stop working after Chromium update -> Fix!

After having fiddled around and finally fixed my WebApps with Chromium Snap on Ubuntu 20.04, today I discovered that all my WebApps were missing from the dock and no longer available when searching ...
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Multiple users behavior inconsistent in Chromium snap on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Just did a clean install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. After updating packages and installing chromium snap I signed in to my main account (I'll call it profile 1 see attached pic, top right window) ...
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snap mirror for offline use

In my office environment we have several systems that are not connected to the internet. Using apt-mirror I am able to make Ubuntu repositories and PPAs available to all the machines on this "offline" ...
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Uninstalled Snap by mistake

By mistake I removed snapd from my ubuntu 20.04 I ran this command sudo dpkg -r snapd gnome-software-plugin-snap Now, as a result, some of my apps are not opening. How can I reverse this change? ...

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