How to install Discord on Linux

One of the fastest growing chat rooms for games that in record time is becoming the favorite of the players is Discord. It has a large number of options, it is easy to use, fast, with integration to various gaming platforms, ... Despite having support for most platforms, Discord on Linux it does not have full support and is only in the experimental phase.

The Discord developers have created a Linux support plan and they have even released an experimental version called 'Discord Canary'which can now be installed and used on the various Linux distros. It's definitely not perfect, but it works quite well, and if you're a gamer why not use it?

Discord on Linux

Discord on Linux


What is Discord?

Discord it is VoIP application designed for gaming communities, which allows voice and text chat between players, it is totally free, safe and works in Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and web browser.

It is an excellent alternative to the expensive TeamSpeak and Ventrilo, in addition to being more comfortable and practical than Skype, these features have made Discord own to date 26 over millions of users.

Install Discord on Linux

Install Discord on Debian / Ubuntu

The version 'Discord Canary'has been packaged for Debian-based distributions. Users of Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, or any of its derivatives, should have no problem downloading the .deb from the Discord page, which you can then install with your favorite package manager. You can also follow the following steps:

$ wget

Once you are done downloading, just install it with dpkg.

$ sudo dpkg -i /path/to/discord-canary-0.0.11.deb

Once done, you could run the application, and it can also be easily updated.

Install Discord on Fedora

There is a package for Fedora of 'Discord Canary', it is in a Copr repository, and is available for download.

# dnf copr enable vishalv / discord-canary # dnf install discord-canary

Install Discord on OpenSUSE

Discord does not have packages for OpenSUSE, but you can easily convert Debian packages with Alien script. For this you must download the package .deb.

$ wget

Then use Alien to convert the .deb to a .rpm.

$ alien -r -c discord-canary-0.0.8.deb

When Alien has finished, install the package with Yast2.

# yast2 -i discord-canary-0.0.8.rpm

This is not a perfect solution, but it works while creating a native Discord client for OpenSUSE.

Install Discord on Arch Linux

There are unofficial packages of 'Discord Canary'in AUR, which you can access from the following url,, you can also download the installation packages from In that case you must unzip the tar, go to the directory cd and build it with makepkg.

$ cd / path / to / discord-canary $ mkpkg -sri

Install Discord on Gentoo

You can add the Discord overlay to Gentoo using layman.

# layman -S # layman -a anders-larsson

Then add Discord to the accepted keywords. In /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords

x11-misc / discord

After this, you can emerge as any package

# emerge --ask x11-misc / discord

Conclusion on Discord on Linux

Discord on Linux is still an experimental version of this excellent communication tool between players, it probably has some errors to correct, which must be reported to be solved. Although at the moment it is not the best of the following, it far exceeds the option of having the browser open while we play, also you will no longer have the need to use Windows to use it. Discord game chat
In the same way, this tool has all the features to be able to chat with our fellow gamers efficiently, highlighting the integration with our gaming accounts and also the possibility of creating private servers.
With information LinuxConfig

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  1.   federico said

    Dear Luigys: I guess many readers will be noticing that DesdeLinux is already addressing different distributions in its articles. Congratulations!.

  2.   Tile said

    Great, I already wanted something like that so I could play Dota with multiple friends. After a while I install it, thanks lizard.

  3.   Patrick said

    Install version 0.0.15 in opensuse and it does not start well: /, it displays an error, if I solve it I comment

  4.   Ale said

    Hi, I'm trying to install discord on Arch Linux (Manjaro KDE) and when I put the last command "mkpkg -sri" it tells me that "the command was not found". I've also tried installing it via octopi / pacman / yaourt but all of these give me trouble compiling with libc ++.
    I hope you can help me and thanks in advance ^^

  5.   Mario mey said

    There is a little issue with Debian 11 Bullseye. libappindicator1 is no longer in the repository. Some people suggest using libayatana as a replacement… but I haven't been able to do it yet. Any information that is useful to me will be appreciated.


  6.   asp95 said

    Thank you very much for the info!!

    A proposal. The instructions to install it on Ubuntu/Debian are to download a .deb, and install it.

    Perhaps it would be more attractive for beginner users if you show the steps graphically.