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Install Flatpak and Friends

Flatpak is a cross-distribution framework for distribution and running of sandboxed applications. XDG Desktop Portal provides Nuvola Player with desktop integration. All packages are available in the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS repository. No third-party PPA is required.

  1. Click to install Flatpak with Ubuntu Software
  2. Click to install XDG Desktop Portal with Ubuntu Software
  3. Click to install the Flatpak plugin for Ubuntu Software

Alternatively, launch a Linux terminal emulator and type sudo apt-get install flatpak xdg-desktop-portal-gtk gnome-software-plugin-flatpak and press the Enter key to install these packages.

Restart your computer

It is necessary to restart your computer to add Flatpak paths alongside the system ones and to activate the Ubuntu Software Flatpak Plugin. Otherwise, you may see strange errors. Unfortunately, just logging out and logging in is not enough.

Add Flathub and Nuvola Player Repositories

The Flathub repository provides GNOME Platform runtime, which is used by Nuvola to share common dependencies with other Flatpak apps to reduce disk & memory usage. The Nuvola Player repository contains Nuvola Player Service and individual integration scripts.

  1. Click to install Flathub repository with Ubuntu Software
  2. Click to install Nuvola Player repository with Ubuntu Software
  3. Refresh Ubuntu Software package cache: Launch Ubuntu Software → switch to the Updates screen → click the Refresh button in the top left corner.

Alternatively, launch a Linux terminal emulator, type flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub, flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists nuvola, and flatpak update.

Install Nuvola Player Service

Nuvola Player Service is an optional background service that provides integration scripts with global shared resources such as a global configuration storage, global keyboard shortcuts, a HTTP remote control server, and a command-line controller. While this service is optional, the installation is recommended.

In order to install Nuvola Player Service with Ubuntu Software, launch Ubuntu Software, search for Nuvola Player Service and finally click the Install button.

Alternatively, launch a Linux terminal emulator, type flatpak install nuvola eu.tiliado.Nuvola and press the Enter key to install this package.

Install integration scripts