Objective

The objective is to install Discord the gamer's chat platform on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - Discord 0.0.4 or higher

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

Install Discord using Snap

The easiest way to install Discord on Ubuntu 18.04 is by using snap:
$ sudo snap install discord --classic
All done.

Install Discord from The official package

Install Prerequisites

We will be using gdebi to install discord package on our system. gdebi ensures that there are no hassles during the installation as it will also automatically fetch all package prerequisites. In case the gdebi is not installed yet on your system you can install it by:
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install gdebi-core wget


Download Discord Package

Next step is to download Discord installation package:
$ wget -O ~/discord.deb "https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=linux&format=deb"
After execution of the above command you should find Discord's installation package within your home directory:
$ ls ~/discord.deb 
/home/linuxconfig/discord.deb

Install Discord

Lastly, use gdebi command to install Discord on Ubuntu 18.04. When prompted answer y:
$ sudo gdebi ~/discord.deb 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree        
Reading state information... Done
Reading state information... Done
Requires the installation of the following packages: gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2-common libappindicator1 libatomic1 libc++1 libc++abi1 libgconf-2-4 libindicator7 

All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers
 All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that's free, secure, and works on
 both your desktop and phone.
Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:

Start Discord

To start Discord application you can either run:
$ discord
command from your terminal or search your start menu:
Start Discord on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
Start Discord on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
Discord on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
Discord on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux