Following the Linux Install Instructions on the Keybase site, you’ll:
- Install the RPM
- Execute the
- OPTIONAL: Run the new Keybase desktop shortcut:
In all the cases you’ll see what looks like good messages logged to the console, then an ASCII Squirrel, then an empty window shell will popup… then close and nothing:
Unmounting and shutting down kbfsfuse...
Shutting down keybase service...
Starting via systemd...
<SNIP ASCII Squirrel>
$ (return to command prompt)
I did some digging in GitHub and found this comment that clarifies needing to add the
--no-sandbox argument to the
I figured “Oh, this is just like fixing the shortcut for Chia Light Wallet so I fired up MenuLibre and found the Keybase shortcut that the install had added and oddly enough, it didn’t reference that executable – it still referenced the
run_keybase command we were suppose to run after RPM install:
When I hopped in the console to find the actual Keybase executable under
/opt, I noticed that no such
/opt/local directory existed – instead it was located at:
/opt/keybase/Keybase, so I updated the menu shortcut accordingly:
I saved my changed and now when I run the shortcut, Keybase starts up just fine!