Linux Mint 18.3 Brave won't start and F's up my system update


Installed Brave by typing the following into the command line:

curl -s | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -

source /etc/os-release

echo "deb [arch=amd64] UBUNTU_CODENAME main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-{UBUNTU_CODENAME}.list

sudo apt update

sudo apt install brave-browser brave-keyring

Tried to start it from start menu. The cursor turns into the brave logo, bounces for a bit, then disappears. I type brave-browser into the command line and it hangs like it’s waiting for something. I need to CTRL-C out of it.

Also, now my system update won’t work, giving me error message: “The repository ‘ stable Release’ does not have a Release file.Data from such a repository can’t be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.Failed to fetch 404 Not Found [IP: 80]Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.”

Expected result: I expected the browser and my system update to work

Reproduces how often: As often as you like.

Brave Version(about:brave): The latest

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no): yes



Thanks for reaching out with this. Allow me to test this on my end and see if I can reproduce what you’re seeing when you attempt to install/update.


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