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About this Signal Page
Support Status good enough
Difficulty medium
Maintainer Patrick
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sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/signal.gpg adv --keyserver hkp://qdigse2yzvuglcix.onion --recv-keys DBA36B5181D0C816F630E889D980A17457F6FB06

Create a signal starter script ~/signal-start.

Open ~/signal-start in an editor (without root rights, as regular user).

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix ™ with KDE, run.

kwrite ~/signal-start

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix ™ with XFCE, run.

mousepad ~/signal-start

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, run.

nano ~/signal-start

Paste the following text.

#!/bin/bash
set -x
set -e
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --yes signal-desktop
signal-desktop

Make executable.

chmod +x ~/signal-start

Install and start Signal from command line.

~/signal-start

Done.

To start signal.

signal-desktop


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