I’m running the official Flatpak on Debian Bookworm. I’d been successfully using it to run X32-Edit (digital mixing desk controller software) and an old game (Black & White 2) a few months back. I haven’t opened Bottles in quite some time.
Now, when I try to launch either application, Bottles shows Launching “X32-Edit” or Launching “BW2” and then does absolutely nothing. No error message, no program window, nothing at all.
Any ideas on how to debug this? Failing without any notification or error message at all seems wrong.
There were some reports that Bottles stopped running programs that worked before, but it wasn’t actually Bottles fault. Probably something to do with Freedesktop XDG or whatever.
Yeah, there should be an error window, but we have terminal for that. You can try the “Launch with terminal” button next to the play button next time or run the whole Bottles from terminal with flatpak run com.usebottles.bottles