Cannot run Vivaldi from ubuntu dash [not a Vivaldi problem]



  • Hi, I installed Vivaldi 64bit on Ubuntu 14.04. Downloaded the deb file, which installed via the Software Center, and added an icon to the dash, as usual. Only i cannot run the browser via that dash icon. I can only run it by typing the 'vivaldi' command from the command line. somebody knows the cause? The solution? TIA Johan


  • Moderator

    what's your Vivaldi version?
    can you check where the icon launcher is located?
    on my Debian Jessie the path is:

    • /usr/share/applications/vivaldi-stable.desktop

      • /usr/share/applications/vivaldi-snapshot.desktop

      @johansamyn:

      I can only run it by typing the 'vivaldi' command from the command line.

      edit:have you tried to issue the absolute path. ie /usr/bin/vivaldi-stable & ?



  • Vivaldi version: 1.2.490.43 () (64-bit)
    I found a /usr/share/applications/vivaldi-stable.desktop file.
    And "/usr/bin/vivaldi-stable &" works just fine.


  • Moderator

    glad to know it's working.
    can you mark the thread as solved?



  • As the command you asked me to try works, and I can launch Vivaldi from both the cli and from the Ubuntu launcher, I'd like to mark this issue as "not a Vivaldi problem" instead. And I'll have to go to the Ubuntu forum for help, as this seems to be a Ubuntu Unity problem.


  • Moderator

    @johansamyn:

    I'd like to mark this issue as "not a Vivaldi problem" instead.

    that's very kind of you. thank you!


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