Daedalus 0.11.1 with Cardano 1.3.1 Linux Beta Announcement

IOHK will launch Daedalus for Linux with the next major Daedalus release (0.12.0 with Cardano 2.0.0). We appreciate the community feedback following the previous Linux beta release, and have prepared an updated beta release based on the latest version, Daedalus 0.11.1 with Cardano 1.3.1.

This beta test is aimed at Linux users who are comfortable running a script in a terminal.


This is beta software we are releasing for public testing. If you test this build with Ada we would like to ask:

  1. Use small amounts of Ada
  2. Confirm the 12-word Daedalus wallet recovery phrase restores your wallet in a supported Windows or macOS build
  3. As always, keep your wallet recovery phrase safe

In supported Windows and macOS builds there is a mechanism for fetching update versions from the blockchain. That feature is disabled in this Linux beta release. Consequently, when the production Linux release is available you won’t be prompted to update to the next version. Instead you will have to install the initial production release manually.


These steps assume you are comfortable running scripts in a Linux terminal and are logged into a graphical desktop session as a user other than root.

  1. Download the installer: https://ci-output-sink.s3.amazonaws.com/csl-daedalus/daedalus-0.11.1-cardano-sl-1.3.1-mainnet-x86_64-linux-2887.bin

  2. Verify the sha256 hash: sha256sum ~/Downloads/daedalus-0.11.1-cardano-sl-1.3.1-mainnet-x86_64-linux-2887.bin

  3. Expected: ce1a845e7a23873a909f30e5178e148258f1138ce40557659d5ff85e9c8b54f3

  4. Run the installer: bash ~/Downloads/daedalus-0.11.1-cardano-sl-1.3.1-mainnet-x86_64-linux-2887.bin

  5. On some Linux distributions this may initially fail and request you to run some commands as root to enable kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone. If sudo is available, running these two commands should work:

  6. sudo sysctl -w kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=1

  7. sudo echo kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=1 > /etc/sysctl.d/nix-user-chroot.conf

  8. After doing that try running the installer again.

  9. Start Daedalus using any of these methods:

  10. Using the desktop Application menu

  11. Run ~/.local/bin/daedalus-mainnet

  12. Run daedalus-mainnet (works on Linux distributions that put ~/.local/bin in $PATH)

  13. If you have used previous Daedalus development builds, Daedalus may hang during startup in the network connection phase, with the following error appearing in the console log: logException: Could not parse saved checkpoint due to the following error: too few bytes

  14. To recover you will need to remove the wallet database (DANGER: you will need to restore the wallet from the 12-word Daedalus wallet recovery phrase afterwards!): rm ~/.local/share/Daedalus/mainnet/Wallet/ -rf

Providing feedback

We would like to hear about your experiences, both good and bad. There are two ways to submit feedback directly to us. Either way, please, include the phrase Linux Beta in the submission form.

  1. Click on the bug icon in Daedalus.

  2. This is the best option if you had problems because it allows you to submit your logs.

  3. Click on the Support button in the Support Portal in the bottom-right of the screen.

Thank you for taking part in this beta test, we appreciate your help in getting this software ready for general release.


Praise be to IOHK and the GNU/Linux overlords!!! :joy:

If someone has any issues with the recovery of their wallet, it seems that is also required to delete ~/.local/share/Daedalus/mainnet/Secrets/ otherwise the wallet gets added with an error and if you try to do it again it will show you that the wallet already exists.

Removing the Secrets folder seem to solve the problem.

This is of course, in case you were using a previous dev build on Linux.


Nice Thanks for that!

Is this beta still expected to work, or is there a Daedalus 0.11.1 + Cardano SL 1.3.2 Linux beta immanent? Cheers

Well… this worked for a few days then the synchronization started to fail with the expected error of:

blockCreator failed: Cardano fatal error: failure: [block's size exceeds limit (632.902 KiB > 32 KiB)]

So yeah I think that we need a Daedalus 0.11.2 with a 1.3.1 cardano.