Anybody succeded in using whatsdesk with Ubuntu 18.10 ???

I tried to use it but it does absolutlely nothing and give no error messages.

I I try to run it under root with sudo, I get error messages that it can create symbolic links under $HOME/snap/whatsdesk/14/snap/whatsdesk/14/…

I have manually created the links, but it won’t start anyway.
But now it gives this message : No protocol specified

I’m rather newbie in snaps… so I’m stuck here.

Anybody has any clues ?



I suspect that you’re running in a wayland session? If not, can you run snap version and paste the output here?

The whatsdesk snap does not plug the wayland interface so it won’t be able to run unless it is adapted to start via XWayland.

For reference, it starts normally for me on Ubuntu 18.10 in an X11 session.


Yes I’m on wayland.

bernard@gnomathique:~$ inxi -G
Graphics: Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6520G] driver: radeon v: kernel
Display: wayland server: X.Org 1.20.1 driver: radeon resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: AMD SUMO (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.18.0-13-generic LLVM 7.0.0) v: 3.3 Mesa 18.2.2
bernard@gnomathique:~$ snap version
snap 2.36.3
snapd 2.36.3
series 16
ubuntu 18.10
kernel 4.18.0-13-generic

I also discovered that I can run on web at https://web.whatsapp.com
This is simpler and doesn’t need any apps.

Thanks for your answer.