Intel NUC 13 Pro running Ubuntu 23.10 Desktop

Intel NUC 13 Pro Mini PC Running Linux: Configuring Ubuntu 23.10


Flatpak is an open source containerized package format similar to Snap. While Snap relies on a central repository for software, Flatpak can be installed from different sources. The primary source is Flathub. A vanilla installation of Ubuntu 23.10 doesn’t include support for Flatpak.

Let’s install flatpak by opening up a terminal and entering the command:

$ sudo apt install flatpak

Some software is easiest to install in Ubuntu 23.10 using Flatpak. For example, with Ubuntu the easiest way to install Tauon Music Box (read Luke’s review), an awesome music player, is with Flatpak. In a terminal, issue the command.

$ flatpak install flathub com.github.taiko2k.tauonmb

However, this just yields an error “no remote refs found similar to flathub” error.

Flathub error

We need to run the following command:

$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Now we can reissue the install command:

$ flatpak install flathub com.github.taiko2k.tauonmb

Flatpak installation

We now need to system permissions to access our music collection.

$ flatpak override --user com.github.taiko2k.tauonmb --filesystem=/mnt/mymusic/ where /mnt/mymusic/ is the path to my music collection.

Next page: Page 7 – Swap File

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – System Update and Firmware
Page 2 – Installing Software
Page 3 – Ubuntu Desktop with GNOME 45
Page 4 – Graphics
Page 5 – Steam and Heroic Games Launcher
Page 6 – Flatpak
Page 7 – Swap File and Summary

Complete list of articles in this series:

Intel NUC 13 Pro Mini PC
Part 1Introduction to the series with interrogation of system
Part 2Benchmarking the Mini PC
Part 3Installing Ubuntu 23.10 Desktop
Part 4Configuring Ubuntu 23.10 Desktop
Part 5Power Consumption
Part 6P-Cores and E-Cores
Part 7Gaming
Part 8Installing and Configuring Manjaro
Part 9BIOS options
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