Jolpin not starting in MX Linux

Hello support,

I've just installed (1.4.19) via the script
wget -O - | bash

I see .joplin folder and Joplin.AppImage inside.

When I want to start Joplin by the menu or by double click on Joplin.AppImage nothing append !

Might I suggest chmod +x Joplin.AppImage?


Not better :frowning:

Merry, installed MX linux, funny little distro.
Downloaded Joplin with your command and executed it via file browser. Everything runs normal.

Did you apt update && apt upgrade -y?

Not better :frowning:

I don't really understand why ; I run on this PC other .AppImage without trouble

I see nothing in the task manager

Can you try:

Click on MX "starter" at the bottom left side.

Type Joplin and the right click on the Joplin icon. Select "Edit application" (I think, I don't use English MX).

Edit the "command" by adding --no-sandbox like this example :

/home/user/.joplin/Joplin.AppImage --no-sandbox

After saving, try to start Joplin using that icon.

alleluia !

It works. Thank you very much.

Congratulations also for the job you did with this application. I use it everyday.

Have a nice day


Good you got it sorted, kastor.

I am just another happy Joplin user and i learned the --no-sandbox trick from another message thread here.

By the way, now I use MX-19.3 ahs ("Advance Hardware Support edition") and for some reason there we do not have to use --no-sandbox anymore. Joplin runs fine out of the box on 19.3 ahs.

Hello cozic,

I also using MX19.3


Host: Kernel: 4.19.0-6-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0

parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.19.0-6-amd64

root=UUID= ro quiet splash

Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.5 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4

dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: MX-19.3_x64 patito feo February 15 2020

base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)

Hi kastor

As you see below my 19.3 ahs version use a much newer kernel. I was adviced to switch to the ahs version to get my USB-C monitor to work with MX Linux. The ahs version has better support for newer hardware.

Now we are straying away from the subject of Joplin....

System:    Host: <filter> Kernel: 5.8.0-3-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8.0-3-amd64 
           root=UUID=<filter> ro quiet splash 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.5 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 
           Distro: MX-19.3_ahs_x64 patito feo November 11  2020 
           base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)


thank you for the ahs information. I'll look after that. :wink:

Have a nice day