How to install Vivaldi on Ubuntu

Vivaldi is a web browser that emphasizes customizability and user control. It features a variety of built-in tools, including a note taking tool, a speed reader, and a screenshot tool.

In this article, we will show you how to install Vivaldi on Ubuntu, specifically the latest version – Ubuntu 20.04. The guide is applicable to older versions of Ubuntu and many other Linux distro based on Ubuntu, such as Linux Mint or Pop! OS.

install Vivaldi on Ubuntu

Install Vivaldi on Ubuntu using terminal commands

The Vivaldi browser can be installed on Ubuntu or Debian from the apt repository or by manually downloading the .deb package and installing it with dpkg or apt-get.

In this guide, we’ll use the apt repository (PPA) method so that we can easily update them in the future.

Step 1 : Run the following commands to add Vivaldi public key to apt-get cache.

wget -qO- https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/linux_signing_key.pub | gpg --dearmor | sudo dd of=/usr/share/keyrings/vivaldi-browser.gpg
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Step 2 : Run the following command to add the Vivaldi PPA to your system.

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/vivaldi-browser.gpg arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture)] https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/deb/ stable main" | sudo dd of=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi-archive.list
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Please answer Yes to any prompt you may see during the installation.

Step 3 : Once the PPA has been added, you have to refresh the system package cache by running.

sudo apt-get update
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Step 4 : After a successful system update, install Vivaldi dependencies first by running the following apt command :

sudo apt install -y wget gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 5 : Finally, we will install vivaldi-stable, which is the actual Vivaldi package.

sudo apt install vivaldi-stable

Once the installation completes, you will see Vivaldi show up on Ubuntu applications list.

Vivaldi show up on Ubuntu applications list

Install Vivaldi using pre-built binaries

An alternative method to install software on Linux is to use pre-built binaries of the program. One of the best things about Vivaldi is that it provides pre-built binaries in DEB format for Ubuntu/Debian based distros and in RPM format for Fedora, Red Hat and SUSE.

The pre-built binaries are available for many platforms, including 32-bit and 64-bit systems, as well as ARM devices like Raspberry Pi.

In order to download the appropriate installer for your platform, you can simply go to Vivaldi web page and download the appropriate installer file and then double click on it to install it. For Ubuntu/Debian, select 64-bit or ARM DEB file depending on your system.

Once you’ve downloaded the DEB file for Vivaldi, double click on it to bring up the Ubuntu Software Manager. Click Install to begin the installation.

Alternatively, you can open up a Terminal window and install the DEB file by running the following command.

sudo apt-get install ./vivaldi-stable_5.1.2567.49-1_amd64.deb
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Remember to replace ./vivaldi-stable_5.1.2567.49-1_amd64.deb with the actual path to Vivaldi DEB installer you’ve just downloaded.

We hope that the information above helped you successfully install Vivaldi on your Ubuntu system. We’ve also covered other software installation for Linux, such as How to install Chromium browser in Debian, How to install CMake, Airflow and ADB/fastboot on Ubuntu, in case you’re interested. If you have any suggestion, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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