Snap on Kubuntu 21.10

I’ve been using Kubuntu with Snap for quite a while and no bigger issues so far.
Today all my snap apps stopped launching, reporting the following error:

/user.slice/user-1000.slice/session-3.scope is not a snap cgroup

How can I fix this?

Asked By: LA.27


This appears to be a recent issue and hopefully if a bug will get fixed soon.
I am running KDE on MX 21 Wildflower (in systemd mode to enable snap) and so have a similar OS as you.

I found a few references that I used to figure out the fix:


The main fix(es) appear to be to install dbus-user-session, and to edit your /etc/default/grub file with this line: (as sudo or root)

  1. try:

    sudo apt install dbus-user-session

  2. (first back up your /etc/default/grub file)

Then edit the line in /etc/default/grub as follows:


Then run sudo update-grub and reboot.

Hopefully this works for you and I will follow this thread to see how it goes for others.

Answered By: Penguinista

For me, the solution was to "correct" the environment variable DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS to this:


then run your snap and check the result.


Answered By: Sunfloro
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