How to install Vivaldi Browser in Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we are learning how to install Vivaldi browser in Ubuntu 18.04. Vivaldi is an open source and free web browser. This application was developed using the C ++ programming language and was released under the freeware license. Vivaldi Browser is a cross-platform application that comes to major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS.

Features Of Vivaldi Browser:

  • Add favorite websites to bookmark for later use.
  • Check browsing history
  • You can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly access the functions of the Vivaldi Browser.
  • Use the tabs to open several web browsers at one time. You can restore the locked tabs accidentally.
How to install Vivaldi Browser in Ubuntu 18.04

How to install Vivaldi Browser in Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to install Vivaldi Browser in Ubuntu 18.04:

Before starting the installation of the Vivaldi Browser, we will use the following command to update Ubuntu 18.04 packages and repositories.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexx2000/doublecmd/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease
Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]
Hit:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:8 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Err:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
403 Forbidden [IP: 91.189.95.83 80]
Hit:10 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release

After updating packages and repositories, we now have to download the Vivaldi Browser from its official website to a messenger installation package. Download below using the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ wget https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable_1.13.1008.34-1_amd64.deb
--2019-02-10 16:28:33-- https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable_1.13.1008.34-1_amd64.deb
Resolving downloads.vivaldi.com (downloads.vivaldi.com)... 151.139.104.122
Connecting to downloads.vivaldi.com (downloads.vivaldi.com)|151.139.104.122|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 49259224 (47M) [application/vnd.debian.binary-package]
Saving to: ‘vivaldi-stable_1.13.1008.34-1_amd64.deb’

vivaldi-stable_1.13 100%[===================>] 46.98M 1.79MB/s in 34s

2019-02-10 16:29:11 (1.37 MB/s) - ‘vivaldi-stable_1.13.1008.34-1_amd64.deb’ saved [49259224/49259224]

As you can see below, I have already downloaded the Vivaldi Browser (.deb package). See the output below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ ls -l vivaldi-stable_1.13.1008.34-1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 49259224 Dec 1 2017 vivaldi-stable_1.13.1008.34-1_amd64.deb

We are now ready to install the Vivaldi Browser package. So go ahead and install it using the following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-stable_1.13.1008.34-1_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package vivaldi-stable.
(Reading database ... 192348 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack vivaldi-stable_1.13.1008.34-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking vivaldi-stable (1.13.1008.34-1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of vivaldi-stable:
vivaldi-stable depends on gconf-service; however:
Package gconf-service is not installed.
vivaldi-stable depends on libgconf-2-4 (>= 3.2.5); however:
Package libgconf-2-4 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package vivaldi-stable (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
vivaldi-stable

As you are seeing from a Vivaldi Browser, it is asking for some dependencies to complete the installation. So use the following command to install the necessary dependencies.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 845 kB of archives.
After this operation, 8,050 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 gconf2-common all 3.2.6-4ubuntu1 [700 kB]
Selecting previously unselected package gconf2-common.
(Reading database ... 192805 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../gconf2-common_3.2.6-4ubuntu1_all.deb ...
Setting up gconf2-common (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ...

Creating config file /etc/gconf/2/path with new version
Setting up libgconf-2-4:amd64 (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.27-3ubuntu1) ...
Setting up gconf-service-backend (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ...
Setting up gconf-service (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ...
Setting up vivaldi-stable (1.13.1008.34-1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vivaldi-stable to provide /usr/bin/vivaldi (vivaldi) in auto mode

Also Read – How To Install Google Chrome In Ubuntu 18.04 – The Fast and Secure Web Browser For Linux

As we can see on, we have successfully installed the Vivaldi Browser package. Now use the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l vivaldi-stable
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii vivaldi-stable 1.13.1008.34 amd64 A new browser for our friends

Now type the vivaldi-stable command at the shell prompt to open the application. Refer the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ vivaldi-stable
How to install Vivaldi Browser in Ubuntu 18.04

Vivaldi Browser

You can open Vivaldi Browser graphically by searching your Ubuntu Applications box. See snapshots below.

How to install Vivaldi Browser in Ubuntu 18.04

Vivaldi Browser

Also Read – How To Install Opera Web Browser (Opera Stable Version) In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Faster, Safer, Smarter Web Browser For Linux

How To Uninstall Vivaldi Browser in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like Vivaldi Browser and want to uninstall the application from your system using following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r vivaldi-stable
(Reading database ... 192954 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing vivaldi-stable (1.13.1008.34-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install Vivaldi Browser in Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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