New installation on plain Ubuntu 18.04

This is more of an informational post, but may be worthy of including in the Docs. When installing the native app on a shiny new Ubuntu 18.04 installation the lib libgconf-2-4 is not already installed. It will need to be installed in order to get Postman working.

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Yes, Even i face the same issue, but I resolved easily on my laptop with following command :-

sudo apt install libgconf2-4

Regards,
Ashish Barot.

Any updates on this? the above fix isn’t working for me.
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Same here, every time I would try to do New… the app would crash. Note that I was not signed in. This is the error I’d get in the terminal:

osboxes@osboxes:~$ postman
Not disabling GPU
Main~createDefaultWorkingDir - Default working dir creation already attempted
1579373034047 main info "Booting Postman 7.14.0, linux-5.3.0-26-generic on x64"
1579373034048 main info "EventBus~initialize - Success"
1579373034066 main info "UpdateHandler~init - Success"
1579373034069 main info "RuntimeExecutionService~initialized: Success"
1579373034073 main info "LinuxAutoUpdater~Cleanup - Initial cleanup successful"
1579373035136 main info "Bootstrap-models~bootstrap - Success"
1579373035386 main info "window-manager~newSharedWindow: Shell loaded"
1579373038807 main info "Main~AppEvents - Received booted event for process shared"
1579373042400 main info "UpdateHandler~app-update-events - Received event",{"name":"checkForElectronVersionUpdated","namespace":"appUpdate"}
INTERCEPTOR CONNECTIVITY: Connecting to Interceptor Bridge
InterceptorBridge: Trying to connect Native App IPC~Interceptor Bridge
1579373042432 main info "Main~AppEvents - Received booted event for process requester"
TypeError: Cannot read property '0' of undefined
    at Object.handleMenuAction (/opt/Postman/app/resources/app/services/menuManager.js:509:114)
    at click (/opt/Postman/app/resources/app/services/menuManager.js:242:78)
    at MenuItem.click (/opt/Postman/app/resources/electron.asar/browser/api/menu-item.js:56:9)
    at Function.executeCommand (/opt/Postman/app/resources/electron.asar/browser/api/menu.js:31:13)
1579373043753 main error "Main~handleUncaughtError - Uncaught errors",{"name":"TypeError","message":"Cannot read property '0' of undefined","stack":"TypeError: Cannot read property '0' of undefined\n    at Object.handleMenuAction (/opt/Postman/app/resources/app/services/menuManager.js:509:114)\n    at click (/opt/Postman/app/resources/app/services/menuManager.js:242:78)\n    at MenuItem.click (/opt/Postman/app/resources/electron.asar/browser/api/menu-item.js:56:9)\n    at Function.executeCommand (/opt/Postman/app/resources/electron.asar/browser/api/menu.js:31:13)"}
Main~handleUncaughtError - Uncaught errors TypeError: Cannot read property '0' of undefined
    at Object.handleMenuAction (/opt/Postman/app/resources/app/services/menuManager.js:509:114)
    at click (/opt/Postman/app/resources/app/services/menuManager.js:242:78)
    at MenuItem.click (/opt/Postman/app/resources/electron.asar/browser/api/menu-item.js:56:9)
    at Function.executeCommand (/opt/Postman/app/resources/electron.asar/browser/api/menu.js:31:13)

Host OS:

Linux osboxes 5.3.0-26-generic #28~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 18 16:40:14 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Turns out that what I needed to do was sign in by creating an account (I linked it to one of my google accounts). That’s a bit annoying since I’m using postman for a nodejs course and the instructor showed that on his mac he could opt out of creating an account, but maybe that’s on a different version. Either way the app shouldn’t crash when you’re not signed in, or disable options to do anything if you do need to sign in.

I hope this helps.