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Facebook Messenger for Desktop

asked 2018-06-30 11:56:44 -0500

sasqwatch gravatar image

I'm trying to use Facebook Messenger for Desktop with Fedora 28. I've tried simply running the 64 bit RPM install (I have a 64 bit OS) provided at the official website:

The install appears to work fine. I get the app icon showing up in the Fedora app menu after the install but when I try to launch the application, it simply does nothing. Nothing shows up on the screen, it just goes nowhere.

Any thoughts?

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Shows to be an independent app, no affiliation to Facebook. is the app open source? Not sure how we can help. Check this one out, click here.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-06-30 16:59:28 -0500 )edit

Interesting and thank you for the link to Caprine. This one works just fine on Fedora. I've used messenger for desktop on several other distros before and it always just worked. But I'll use Caprine now. It's essentially the same thing.

sasqwatch gravatar imagesasqwatch ( 2018-07-01 09:55:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-07-01 09:56:58 -0500

sasqwatch gravatar image

Problem solved thanks to steveebey73742 suggestion.

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answered 2018-07-01 04:08:56 -0500

alextheoto gravatar image

I use pidgin with purple-facebook but it is only for chat

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answered 2018-06-30 23:42:17 -0500

davidva gravatar image

I use Opera, and it has Facebook Messenger integration... You can install Opera from UnitedRPMs...

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