Brave will not launch on Ubuntu 18.04LTS

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#1

Hi,

I had a software update on Ubuntu 18.04LTS and after I noticed that when trying to launch Brave, it does not launch the Browser.

I see that the version is: v0.56.12-5.dev and was last updated 15/12/2018.

Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to solve this issue or whether this is the updated version? It just stopped working altogether.


#2

Maybe something on Brave was overwritten during the update or something similar. Have you ever done a new installation?


#3

Hi MediaBird,

I just went through the release channel installation on the link you provided and on the last bit I got this message:

E: Unable to locate package brave-browser
E: Unable to locate package brave-keyring


#4

Hi, I can’t help that.
But maybe @Mattches @eljuno ?


#5

I uninstalled Brave via the Ubuntu Software center and then re-installed via the link you provided. I was greeted with a message that I had to install curl: sudo apt install curl

After doing that and applying the commands for the new install from the link you provided, Brave is now working again.

Thank you.


#6

If you don’t add the repository, the Ubuntu software center install Brave via snap packet.


#7

No problem :slight_smile:


#8

Hi N.Abraham,

It’s weird, as when installing via the Ubuntu Software center, it is installing an older version of Brave.

When installing under the link provided by MediaBird (above), it has installed the latest version: Version 0.57.18


#9

That’s because they install/run parallel to run another so that you can have any number of brave builds on your machine without them conflicting or orcerwritting data between one another.


#10

It’s because it installs via snap package.


#11

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