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Discord installing but not launching

asked 2019-01-23 10:21:52 -0500

moneygold gravatar image

I do "sudo dnf install discord" and it installs fine, but nothing shows up in the gnome "show applications" menu nor can I launch it from terminal.

It acts as if it isn't installed but I see the files when I do a search and everything seems to be in the right place.

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after you start from command line, what does top show?

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2019-01-23 11:57:15 -0500 )edit

What do you get when you launch it from command line?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2019-01-23 16:39:11 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-01-23 16:46:42 -0500

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First, discord is from RPMFusion. It looks like there's an issue with permissions. Just by typing Discord (note the capital D) on the command line it says Permission denied.

Now, /usr/bin/Discord has right permissions but it is a symlink to -> /usr/lib64/discord/Discord which hasn't been marked as executable. So you only need to set:

sudo chmod ugo+x /usr/lib64/discord/Discord

After that, restart Gnome Shell (press Alt+F2 then type r and press Enter). You should now see the entry for Discord in Show Applications (if you have the Applications Menu extension enabled it should show up under the Internet section). Now everything should be okay.

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Worked like a charm. I feel silly that I didn't try with a Capital D..


moneygold gravatar imagemoneygold ( 2019-01-24 02:49:54 -0500 )edit

"Worked like a charm" is a good word. @moneygold Have a nice day.

simmon gravatar imagesimmon ( 2019-01-24 04:17:10 -0500 )edit

@moneygold, you're welcome. Actually, commands with capitalized letters are rather unusual. I myself failed to find it at first. Only after listing the contents of the package with dnf repoquery --installed -l discord I figured it out. All in all, poor packaging I would say.

vmercuri gravatar imagevmercuri ( 2019-01-24 05:01:32 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-01-24 04:08:02 -0500

florian gravatar image

Install Discord as flatpak from here:

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Discord on Flatpak crashes all the time for me ("Well, this is awkward" message)

revolucion09 gravatar imagerevolucion09 ( 2019-01-25 09:09:28 -0500 )edit

File a bug.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2019-01-31 10:40:53 -0500 )edit

Use the web version Donate

Phoenix_masshhad gravatar imagePhoenix_masshhad ( 2019-02-01 07:15:54 -0500 )edit

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