Symptom: You installed the RPM (either using software center or command line) and when you launch “Chia Blockchain” shortcut or
chia-blockchain app, it fails on Fedora.
Details: Technically you’ll notice the
chia-blockchain process and daemon start, you can find them in the process list, but no UI comes up.
You’ll also see if you launch from the command line, something like:
$ chia-blockchain Running python executable: child process success Waiting for configuration file (node:1924973) electron: The default of contextIsolation is deprecated and will be changing from false to true in a future release of Electron. See https://github.com/electron/electron/issues/23506 for more information No cert Have cert [1924973:0113/083809.529258:FATAL:gpu_data_manager_impl_private.cc(445)] GPU process isn't usable. Goodbye. Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)
Simple, add the
--disable-gpu-sandbox command line arg to the launch of the application, like so:
$ chia-blockchain --disable-gpu-sandbox
It will launch and sync no problem.
Anyone that wants a BIT more detail with screenshots (like how to fix the shortcut), I wrote it up in a bit more detail on blog - Chia Light Wallet won’t load on Fedora 33 / 34 / 35+ – Riyad Kalla