Issue with installing Holoscape-v0.0.9-alpha

Some people have issues with installing Holoscape-v0.0.9-alpha

$ ./

Registering scheme as priviliged: holoscape-happ
(electron) The default value of app.allowRendererProcessReuse is deprecated, it is currently “false”. It will change to be “true” in Electron 9. For more information please check
./ line 2: 8725 Segmentation fault (core dumped) ./Holoscape-linux-x64/Holoscape

$ sudo ./

[8847:0527/] Running as root without --no-sandbox is not supported. See
./ line 2: 8847 Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped) ./Holoscape-linux-x64/Holoscape

Anybody could over come these issues? Please Help!

@jimays @Joshfairhead @Qubeo

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The following makes the Holoscape run for me (but, no tray icon - so, no “Install bundle” menu):

> cd Holoscape-linux-x64
> sudo ./Holoscape --no-sandbox

I’m not familiar with the Electron workings, nor the --no-sandbox parameter, so just trying in the dark here so far, and I guess running it under sudo isn’t a safe option anyways.

Just found this, though, might be related:

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Thank you @Qubeo That actually works!

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@Hedayat Gratitude for posting. This is exactly my issue using Ubuntu 18.04. Core dump unless root, and root requires --no-sandbox, which I assume is why I don’t see Install Bundle.

I grabbed the core dump file and tried gdb where. No symbols in that executable, so not very useful. I would try again if someone points me to a dev build with symbols.

Ah, cool, do you get a tray icon, though?

@Qubeo Gratitude. I am using the default Ubuntu 18.04 desktop which is gnome-shell 3.34.3. There is a menu “holoscape” which appears outside the main application window up on the main desktop menu bar. On the “holospace” menu I have an “Open Windows” section with one item “Holospace - The Personal Holochain Agent”, which represents the main window. Then I have “Show Details” and “Quit”. I am imagining this menu is where “Install Bundle” would appear if I were to start free of the --no-sandbox option.

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@pauldaoust are you aware of this issue? There are quite a few people being blocked in trying holochain because of this issue. Who in from the core team could we contact to try and solve the issue?

@guillemcordoba Thanks for bringing that to my attention – I wasn’t aware of that before now! I’ve never bumped into the issue and I’m on Ubuntu 20.04; wonder if that’s why. @lucksus is in charge of this app; I’ll ping him in our chat.

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Pinged Nico and created a GitHub issue:

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