Ubuntu – install telegram on Ubuntu 16.04


After installing Telegram Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 by these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/telegram
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install telegram

I get this error:

$ telegram
telegram: Panic - Unable to find your tty (pts/2) in /var/run/utmp

Best Answer

Telegram Desktop

Please use either

Telegram Web

Telegram offers as well a Webinterface and a Chrome app.


A list of official and unofficial clients can be found here.

Special-Case: Franz

I am using Franz myself, as it covers several Messengers (Skype, Whatsapp, Telegram, Slack, FB-Messenger etc) in 1 client.

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