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Linux

Debian / Ubuntu

Snipline Desktop supports Debian based Linux systems. This includes Ubuntu, Mint, Elementary OS and more.

Download the latest .deb package

By GUI

Install gdebi

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sudo apt-get install gdebi

Right click the .deb file and click Open in GDebi Package Installer

By Command-line

Install the .deb with dpkg (Use sudo if needed) from the downloads page

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sudo dpkg -i snipline_0.6.6_amd64.deb

Install the package

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sudo apt-get install -f

The app should now appear in your start menu or when searched.

You can also run the application from the command-line

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cd /usr/lib/snipline
./Snipline

Limitations

Currently only .deb files are available. Because of this updates have to be done manually.

Known Issues

Adding a Desktop shortcut

If it doesn't already exist, create /usr/share/applications/snipline.desktop with the following content

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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Snipline
Comment=Snipline
GenericName=snipline
Exec=/usr/lib/snipline/Snipline --disable-gpu
Icon=snipline
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
Categories=Utility;

Make sure to chmod +x /usr/share/applications/snipline.desktop

Blank screen

If you're greeted with a blank screen on Debian try running this command instead

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 /usr/lib/snipline/Snipline --disable-gpu

If you're using the GUI installation do the following:

Go to /usr/share/applications and right click Snipline > Properties.

Change the Command property to

/usr/lib/snipline/Snipline --disable-gpu

Ubuntu Properties

In the permissions tab make sure "Allow executing file as program" is checked.

You should then be able to run Snipline

Fedora / Redhat (Beta)

The Fedora version of Snipline uses Nativefier to load the latest version of Snipline.

The following has worked on Fedora 29.

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# install Nativefier/Electron dependency
pkcon install libXScrnSaver 

# Download Snipline to your home directory
cd ~/ && wget https://docs.snipline.io/media/snipline-fedora-linux-x64.tar.gz

# Extract
tar -xvzf snipline-fedora-linux-x64.tar.gz

# Create desktop file
touch ~/.local/share/applications/snipline.desktop

Add the following to your .desktop file, updating the execution path as preferred

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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Snipline
Comment=Snipline
GenericName=snipline
Exec=/home/user/snipline-fedora-linx-x64/snipline
Icon=snipline
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
Categories=Utility;

Now you should be able to run Snipline!

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