Learn how to Install and set up Vivaldi in Vanilla OS.
Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser based on Chromium, the open-source project behind Google Chrome. Vivaldi is intended to be a customizable, functional, and practical browser for the web.
First, download the latest version of Vivaldi from here.
Execute the following command to access to the directory where the downloaded package is located:
Then, install the downloaded package into your subsystem using the following command:
apx install --sideload ./vivaldi-stable_*_amd64.deb
After the installation is complete, you must install the proprietary codecs needed for video and audio to play:
apx enter sudo apt update && sudo apt install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
Run the following command to install the required components for functioning audio:
sudo apt install pipewire-audio-client-libraries pipewire-pulse wireplumber exit
You can now create a desktop entry for Vivaldi with:
apx export vivaldi-stable
Now Vivaldi should be functioning perfectly!
Setup Vivaldi as your default browser
To set Vivaldi as your default browser, open the terminal and run the following commands:
cd ~/.local/share/applications xdg-settings set default-web-browser apx_managed-vivaldi-stable.desktop
This allows you to open links from other applications outside of the subsystem in Vivaldi.
Inside of a subsystem, you can also use the following command:
xdg-settings set default-web-browser vivaldi-stable
This allows you to open links from other applications inside of the subsystem in Vivaldi.
- A new Vivaldi icon will open for each window, regardless of whether the icon in the Application Menu is pinned to the dock or not.