Package Details: vivaldi 2.9.1705.41-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: vivaldi
Description: An advanced browser made with the power user in mind.
Upstream URL:
Keywords: browser chromium web
Licenses: custom
Submitter: BlackIkeEagle
Maintainer: BlackIkeEagle (erikdubois)
Last Packager: BlackIkeEagle
Votes: 605
Popularity: 9.74
First Submitted: 2015-01-27 11:28
Last Updated: 2019-11-08 10:21

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BlackIkeEagle commented on 2016-10-03 04:40

For the people who just want to pacman -Syu:

You can install it from my repo:

For extra info and help:

For all your bugs:

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Musikolo commented on 2019-11-02 17:11

@zangoku, alternatively, you can install:


zangoku commented on 2019-11-02 16:33

For those getting "Media Support - Vivaldi lacks a suitable component to play HTML5 proprietary media h264/AAC" run sudo /opt/vivaldi/update-ffmpeg and if vivaldi is not in opt, go to vivaldi://about and look at the executable path. It did work for me.

For more information:

BlackIkeEagle commented on 2019-10-31 11:07

@erikdubois the location changed and since it takes a while to get those built vivaldi was already updated without the accompanying vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs, this should be ok now

erikdubois commented on 2019-10-31 09:25

Any info about the newest message "Media Support - Vivaldi lacks a suitable component to play HTML5 proprietary media h264/AAC

BoneTone commented on 2019-10-09 13:27


Do you have a separate password for encryption from the password you use to login? If not, create one. There was an issue like this where that was the cause. Encryption password became required but some people hadn't modified their credentials since before that change and it was causing the same issue. Hope that helps.

UndeadKernel commented on 2019-10-09 08:54

Thanks for the heads up @BonteTone.

The sync issue I reported, however, has been there since many months ago. I don't think the occurrence of the sync issue (error 400) correlates with the Android browser. I'm also not sure if the issue is related to the way this package is handled. I was thinking that it could be a permissions problem. I'll test changing the permission of some folders to see.

BoneTone commented on 2019-10-09 04:28


Hey Folks,

I'm fairly active on the Vivaldi forum and saw that people were reporting issues with sync in my email notifications for this package, so I wanted to drop a note here to let people know a few things.

Vivaldi released a beta of their Android browser 1 month ago (9/9). It's had over 150,000 downloads, maybe approaching or exceeded 200k by now. I'd wager the vast majority of those who installed it are enabling sync, but however many are, they have to download their entire profile as it's the first sync. I've personally done so a few times as I have been testing and have done a few reinstalls. Also, the code for sync has seen some changes to support the new product, and to resolve issues found as well.

The sync server, therefore, has been under abnormally high load. Combined with the changes to the sync codebase, both the server and the code have had less than their normal stability. Even on Windows, users have been reporting issues with sync, and Vivaldi has of course been working to resolve them.

This is all to say that the sync issues people are experiencing on Arch may not be related to this package, but rather to the server or the sync code in Vivaldi itself; that's perhaps even the likely cause. I think that in the coming weeks, maybe a month or so, we'll notice a return to normal. There may be a few updates to install in the meantime, and of course this doesn't rule out an issue with the package, but useful info if you weren't aware already.



UndeadKernel commented on 2019-10-07 16:58

I'm experiencing the same problem as @CorruptComputer. When I open Vivaldi, the sync fails with the message: "Persisted access token data not found (400)." I have to then go to sync settings and re-login to get sync working. I'm not sure if this is something specific to this package or something pertaining Vivaldi in general.

BlackIkeEagle commented on 2019-09-26 20:48

@atmouse w3m is used to convert html to plain text, not something I'm aware of curl will do.

w3m is also a make dependency, not an actual dependency

BlackIkeEagle commented on 2019-09-26 20:46

@CorruptComputer could you give more information on your problem?

You have to re-login where?