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Hippokampe on Ubuntu 14.04

Set the steps to install Hippokampe on Ubuntu 14.04.

Table of contents

  1. Initial
  2. Setup script
  3. Download Hippokampe components
    1. Hbtn
    2. Api
  4. General user config
  5. Download drivers with api
  6. Hippokamped


In order to start with the initial setup, you must upgrade the system.

sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y

Setup script

Once the system is updated, we must execute the setup

curl -LSO
chmod u+x
sudo ./

Download Hippokampe components


curl -LSO
sudo dpkg -i hbtn_linux_x86_64.deb


  1. Download deb package.

    curl -LSO 
  2. Install deb

    sudo dpkg -i api_linux_x86_64.deb
  3. Install ffmpeg

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
  4. Force install mising dependencies

    sudo apt -f install

General user config

Once we install the Hippokampe componentes, we need to create the init config.

hbtn config

Note: This command will not allow you to run as sudo.

Note: In this distribution only works chromium.

hbtn config will save the information in a temporary file, so in order to keep that config to default, we need to saved. But before that, we need to create a group in the system call hippokampe.

sudo groupadd hippokampe
sudo usermod -aG hippokampe username
sudo newgrp hippokampe

Note: Change username for the username that you set before in hbtn config.

Note: After you execute the last command, you will need to press Ctrl + D.

sudo hbtn config -s

Note: In this case you will ned run the command as sudo, because it will store some chunks of information in /etc/hippokampe/general.json.

Download drivers with api

In order to download the last dependencies, you must run:


You will see downloading browsers and after that, you will see that is running but it will not show nothing in the screen. If you see nothing, that’s ok, it means that everything is running and installed like a charm, but if this is not your case, try again with one of the previous step or go to the slack community #hippokampe.


This is the last step before you use the app.

sudo hbtnd install
sudo hbtnd start