Which distro and desktop are you using Vivaldi on?


  • Vivaldi Team

    Hi, We thought it might be interesting to see how you Linux users are getting along using Vivaldi. Since there are so many distro's and desktop environments it's impossible for us to keep up with it all. We do all we can to make everyone happy so maybe this thread is where you let us know how you are getting along with Vivaldi on your chosen distro/DE combo. We would like to hear both praise and criticism. And as always, we are asking to be able to make Vivaldi better for all. And we really mean all, so don't be shy if you are a Pekwm user on Parsix Linux. We love you too but need to understand where there seems to be problems and where we are doing good. So give it to us! :) //Christian



  • Vivaldi 1.3.534.3 (Developer Build) (64-bit) is running on:
    Devuan Jessie Mate desktop environment, xfce desktop environment and Fluxbox desktop environment
    Devuan Ascii xfce desktop environment
    Manjaro (openrc) xfce desktop environment

    It is not running on Puppy Linux Slacko 6 but that seems to be some kind of hardware problem. A script is telling me there are missing special CPU commands.

    It is not running on PC-BSD Fluxbox desktop environment but that's not Linux ;)


  • Moderator

    vivaldi-snapshot 1.3.534.3-1

    System:    Host: debian Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) 
               Desktop: Openbox 3.5.2 Distro: BunsenLabs 8.5 bunsen-hydrogen
    


  • Vivaldi 1.2.490.43 (64-bit) on Fatdog 702, Openbox desktop
    Vivaldi 1.2.490.39 (32-bit) on Puppylinux Tahr 6.0 JWM desktop
    No problems, but it's a tad slow on these old machines…



  • I've been using it on Linux Mint 18, Cinnamon desktop.

    I've only had one minor issue with the 'Settings' window opening up on my secondary monitor. Although, that's not totally a Vivaldi issue. I made a thread about it in the general Linux forum: here



  • My on-SSD OS = Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE 4.14.2. I always use the latest SS. I love V.

    I also have it installed on multiple Linux x64 VMs [all these are just "toys" for me to play with & learn; all my "real" stuff occurs in my on-SSD Mint KDE], not only but including:
    1. Mint 18 Sarah Mate.
    2. Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinnamon
    3. Kubuntu 16.04
    4. Ubuntu Mate 16.04

    Recently i tried but failed to install it into my Fedora 24 KDE VM, as posted here… https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/vivaldi-browser-for-linux/2374-repository-unsigned-warning#67579 (I'd also like the UNSIGNED problem to be entirely eliminated, pls].



  • Nothing special, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with self compiled kernel 4.6.2 (with BFS patch)


  • Vivaldi Team

    @lamarca:

    vivaldi-snapshot 1.3.534.3-1

    System:    Host: debian Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) 
               Desktop: Openbox 3.5.2 Distro: BunsenLabs 8.5 bunsen-hydrogen
    

    Interesting combo! How does Vivaldi run with OpenBox? I have not had time to try that. Any issues?

    //Christian - Clones are people two



  • Linux Mint 17.3 with Cinnamon desktop. Will probably move to Mint 18 soon.



  • Maybe add an opt-in telemetry feature where the user can check what information is being sent?

    I'm using Fedora and KDE.


  • Vivaldi Team

    @milkb0at:

    Linux Mint 17.3 with Cinnamon desktop. Will probably move to Mint 18 soon.

    I was a Mint user for a long time, but then I tried Unity on Ubuntu and loved it! Imagine that? :) Vivaldi runs and looks fully integrated on Unity with the Numix GTK and icon theme. I adjusted the theme in Vivaldi to look Numix and I am very pleased with the result.

    //Christian



  • @christian:

    @lamarca:

    vivaldi-snapshot 1.3.534.3-1

    System:    Host: debian Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) 
               Desktop: Openbox 3.5.2 Distro: BunsenLabs 8.5 bunsen-hydrogen
    

    Interesting combo! How does Vivaldi run with OpenBox? I have not had time to try that. Any issues?

    Openbox is likely the most V friendly WM. No matter the desktop environment it's used with.

    With OB you can set the vivaldi windows as native and get rid of the decoration, while retaining the active windows borders, and the possibility of resize, minimize the windows.

    That scenario is hard to get with other WMs and can solve many corner cases, using multiple monitors or uncommon setups.



  • @christian:

    @//Christian:

    Haha, that's brilliant; i love it!



  • Debian 8 x64 KDE 4
    Ubuntu 15 x64
    Both on separate VirtualBox VMs


  • Moderator

    @christian:

    @lamarca:

    vivaldi-snapshot 1.3.534.3-1

    System:    Host: debian Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) 
               Desktop: Openbox 3.5.2 Distro: BunsenLabs 8.5 bunsen-hydrogen
    

    Interesting combo! How does Vivaldi run with OpenBox? I have not had time to try that. Any issues?

    //Christian - Clones are people two

    sorry for the late reply. Vivaldi runs fine.
    i have small mouse issue. sometimes i need fullscreen to select a text.



  • 1.3.537.5 (Developer Build) dev (64-bit)
    on ChaletOS 16.04.1 64bit



  • 1.3.534.3 (Developer Build) dev (64-bit)

    Arch Linux, MATE desktop 1.15 gtk3

    Been using vivaldi for 4 months, only had one freeze when browser was open for several days (14 days iirc) it suddenly froze and had to force quit.
    Other than that, superb experience! Keep up the good work!



  • System: Host: ascii-vaio Kernel: 4.6-2.dmz.2-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit)
    Desktop: JWM 2.3.5 Distro: Devuan GNU/Linux ascii/ceres



  • Vivaldi Stable on Antergos Gnome here.
    2 big issues (not distro related I guess)
    1 - extensions, no way to get them to pop up via keyboard commands
    2 - Flash with MLB.TV gives a sluggish video streaming, Opera uses the same plug-in on my system and the video streaming is fluid.
    I've had to stop using V as my default browser because of issue #2



  • Do you have turbo mode enabled in Opera?
    When all other browsers had failed (Firefox, Chrome and Vivaldi) found this to be best mode at viewing a fluid livestream video.
    (Did that test on Windows).


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