Install Typora on Linux

by typora.io

Installation instructions for different flavours of Linux.

Debian/Ubuntu

# or use
# sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys BA300B7755AFCFAE
wget -qO - https://typora.io/linux/public-key.asc | sudo apt-key add -

# add Typora's repository
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://typora.io/linux ./'
sudo apt-get update

# install typora
sudo apt-get install typora

Alternative for apt-key

When you try to add an APT repository key using apt-key (first line in previous command line) on Debian, Ubuntu and Linux distributions based on these, you’ll see the following message: “Warning: apt-key is deprecated. Manage keyring files in trusted.gpg.d instead (see apt-key(8))”.

The easiest way would be just to ignore it.

But if you’re not OK with the warning, you can do followings:

  1. Download the key and save it locally somewhere.

    curl https://typora.io/linux/public-key.asc | gpg --dearmor > /usr/share/keyrings/typora.gpg
    
  2. Create repo file typora.list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d.

    sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list.d/typora.list
    
  3. Paste repo definition into this file:

    deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/typora.gpg] https://typora.io/linux ./
    
  4. Now you can install Typora:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install typora
    

Upgrade Typora

After installing Typora, the typora package will be managed by apt-get, so when your system updates installed packages, or you execute apt-get upgrade, Typora will be updated to latest version.

# upgrade all packages include Typora
sudo apt-get upgrade

Mint

# or use
# sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys BA300B7755AFCFAE
wget -qO - https://typora.io/linux/public-key.asc | sudo apt-key add -

# add Typora's repository
echo -e "\ndeb https://typora.io/linux ./" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update

# install typora
sudo apt-get install typora

Download deb file manually

You can also manually download and install the deb package file, following those steps:

  1. Find download link from https://typora.io/releases/all and download the Linux version.
  2. Double click the deb file to start installing on Ubuntu / Debian.

Other Distributions

  1. Download the binary package Typora-linux-x64.tar.gz.
  2. Try to install apt-get on your distribution, and then install typora.

Snap Version

You could also install Typora via snap install typora.

Please notice the limitation of snap version.

Wayland

For wayland, please append flags when launching Typora (see https://blogs.igalia.com/msisov/2020/11/20/chrome-chromium-on-wayland-the-waylandification-project/).

--enable-features=UseOzonePlatform --ozone-platform=wayland

Distribution Support

Typora for Linux is tested only on Ubuntu. So, if you have a problem with other distributions, please email us at hi@typora.

Screenshots

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Troubleshooting

Common Solutions for Typora not opening

Make sure all the necessary dependencies are installed. You can run ldd typora | grep not on a Linux machine to check which dependencies are missing.

Error on Debian Stretch

For following error:

[8898:0620/213856.172363:FATAL:setuid_sandbox_host.cc(157)] The SUID sandbox helper binary was found, but is not configured correctly. Rather than run without sandboxing I'm aborting now. You need to make sure that /usr/share/typora/chrome-sandbox is owned by root and has mode 4755.

Try chmod 4755 /usr/share/typora/chrome-sandbox

See discussion in https://github.com/electron/electron/issues/17972

Cannot open Typora binary “there is no application installed for shared library”

When double clicking on Typora’s binary file, Nautilus (file manager) doesn’t run it, as I can’t detect it as an executable file.

This is caused by a Nautilus’s bug, see discussions in https://github.com/electron/electron/issues/15406. You can either: install Typora via deb or apt-get, or run Typora from terminal (./Typora).

Started Typora and got version GLIBCXX_3.4.21 not defined in file libstdc++.so.6 error

When you start Typora on Ubuntu 14.x, if following error happens:

/usr/share/typora/Typora: relocation error: /usr/share/typora/resources/app/node_modules/spellchecker/build/Release/spellchecker.node: symbol _ZNSt7__cxx1112basic_stringIcSt11char_traitsIcESaIcEE10_M_replaceEmmPKcm, version GLIBCXX_3.4.21 not defined in file libstdc++.so.6 with link time reference

then download the Debian of package libstdc++6 for Xenial at link http://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/libstdc++6 and installed it using dpkg -i (reference: https://askubuntu.com/questions/777803/apt-relocation-error-version-glibcxx-3-4-21-not-defined-in-file-libstdc-so-6).

[Ubuntu 14.04 ] typora: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdbus-1.so.3: no version information available (required by typora)

See electron/electron#16364 (comment)

Error while loading shared libraries: libgconf-2.so.4

Try install libgconf-2-4 first.

NSS out-of-date

If you receive following error when launching Typora:

[7465:7499:0911/174740.042852:FATAL:nss_util.cc(632)] NSS_VersionCheck("3.26") failed. NSS >= 3.26 is required. Please upgrade to the latest NSS, and if you still get this error, contact your distribution maintainer.
Aborted

then:

  1. Ensure xenial-security updates are included in Software & Updates.
  2. run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libnss3

Malformed input, repository not added

You can add a repository by:

echo -e "\ndeb https://typora.io/linux ./" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

see related discussion in https://github.com/typora/typora-issues/issues/2065#issuecomment-455877843.

Shortcut for Heading 5 is not working

Please check if you uses fcitx (e.g. for typing Chinese)? Ctrl + 5 is the global shortcut key for fcitx to reload its config. Deleting that global shortcut should make ctrl+5 work in Typora. (Thanks to https://github.com/typora/typora-issues/issues/867#issuecomment-647082881).

libva error: vaGetDriverNameByIndex() failed with unknown libva error, driver_name = (null)

Try launch typora with extra arguments --disable-gpu.

Text not displayed in dialogs

text not displayed in open file dialog

Please refer https://github.com/electron-userland/electron-builder/issues/5217#issuecomment-700707564