Linux Installation Guide {BETA}

Here's how you can now test Insightful on Linux

Maja Rajic Milivojevic avatar
Written by Maja Rajic Milivojevic
Updated over a week ago

Insightful is available on Linux as well! This is, however, this is still in the beta testing stage, so in case you want to try it out, here's what you need to know.

The following Linux distributions are supported for both Company and Personal computer versions:

  • Ubuntu v16+

  • Mint v16+

  • Fedora v29+

  • Redhat v8.3+

❗ Note:

πŸ‘‰ 32-Bit version of the software is not supported by any distribution.

πŸ‘‰ Supported desktop environments are Gnome and Cinnamon. Insightful service install script on Redhat has to be run under sudoer with the command "su" before entering the script.

πŸ‘‰ Supported Display Server is Xorg 11 so make sure to set it up before installing Insightful on your computer as per the instructions in the image below (usually displayed as Xorg or X11).

You can always check which display server you are currently using by entering this command into a terminal: echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE.

Company Computer Installation

For company computer users, please copy the script that is available to you on the Insightful dashboard when you click on the Add New Employee button β†’ Company computers β†’ Linux, trigger it by pasting the script into the Terminal and pressing Enter, and after the script installation is complete, you can start using Insightful (this lasts no more than 5 minutes).


Personal Computer Installation

  1. Download the Insightful Personal Computer agent via the Insightful dashboard invitation.

  2. Right-click on the file and choose Properties.

3. On the Permissions tab, check the option Allow executing file as a program.

4. Exit the window and double-click on the AppImage file to finish the installation.

πŸ‘‰ Since Linux is still in beta, we're aware that some things may not work properly and we would like to get more feedback from you, so please contact our support team at if you need help at any point and we will be more than glad to help you.

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