Local Beta 5.2.0 won't start on Linux

I downloaded the debian package from https://localbyflywheel.com/community/t/local-beta-5-2-0/16344.
It gets installed in /opt/Local Beta so it doesn’t overwrite my stable version of Local in /opt/Local.

When trying to run local-beta by issuing the command in terminal I got:
[24172:0109/111117.240413:FATAL:setuid_sandbox_host.cc(157)] The SUID sandbox helper binary was found, but is not configured correctly. Rather than run without sandboxing I’m aborting now. You need to make sure that /opt/Local Beta/chrome-sandbox is owned by root and has mode 4755.
Trace/breakpoint trap

So I did sudo chmod 4755 chrome-sandbox.

Now I only get “Trace/breakpoint trap” as output and no local window in sight.
Any help would be greatly appreciated since I need the option to select PHP versions because I can not get my stable version of Local to use PHP 7.3 and my project depends on it :frowning:

update: after a reboot, local-beta appears in my menu but nothing happens when I start it and I don’t know where to find the log for the beta


Thanks for the report! I’m curious to know what’s going on.

You can find the log file at /home/USERNAME/.config/Local Beta/local-beta.log

I checked my home folder and there is only a Local folder inside .config, no Local Beta folder.

Got it!

Is there any way you can try what Mo Bitar suggests in this comment? https://github.com/standardnotes/forum/issues/690#issuecomment-531802728

Just be sure to adjust the commands accordingly so the launch command points to local-beta.

I will try this later today since it’s on my machine at home.

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Sorry for my late reply, I didn’t a chance to dive in before.
I tried your suggestion and that works.
Thanks you for the help!

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