Install Wallet on Linux

Before you start, the team recommends that you read Getting Started if you haven't already. It's a 30-second read that will save you time.

Mantis is both a graphical wallet and a command-line client. You can download either or both.

Follow these instructions to install the Mantis wallet. If you want the client, follow the client installation instructions.


See Getting Started.

Installing the wallet

To install Mantis wallet, follow these steps:

  1. Download the wallet binary from the wallet releases page. Choose and download the Linux installer from the wallet releases page. The Linux installer is the one with the AppImage extension.
  1. Note the checksum.

    Remember to run checksum verification on your downloads. Refer to this section for instructions.

  2. For more information, see where to place the AppImage file.

  3. Mark the Appimage file executable: Linux screenshot

  4. Now, you can run the wallet by double-clicking the AppImage file or running it through your Desktop environment.

On recent Debian distributions, every time you run the AppImage file you need to add the no-sandbox switch like this: ./mantis.appimage --no-sandbox
For more information, see this Reddit discussion

During startup, Mantis wallet allows you to choose the network. The network is the blockchain to synchronize. Here is the splash screen: splash screen

For information on the available networks, see this page

As soon as it starts, Mantis begins synchronizing with the chosen network. In the image, Mantis is started in the Sagano Testnet. setup 1

For the next steps in the story, go to the Learn or How to sections.

Updating the wallet

To update the Mantis wallet, replace the binary with the newer version and use the new file instead of the older one.

mv Mantis-Wallet-<newer-version>.AppImage /home/<user>/bin/