IJulia notebook(detached=true) no longer working: Access to the file was denied

Hi there,

I have recently upgraded my Ubuntu release from 21.10 to 22.04. Previously my Julia workflow used to run seamlessly, particularly the launching of IJulia notebooks from within the Julia prompt itself. Now it no longer does: when I issue:

julia> using IJulia
julia> notebook(detached=true)

I get the following message in the command line:

[ Info: running `/home/orca/anaconda3/bin/jupyter notebook`
Process(setenv(`/home/orca/anaconda3/bin/jupyter notebook`; dir="/home/orca"), ProcessRunning)

and a new Firefox browser window shows up, with the message:

Access to the file was denied

The file at /home/orca/.local/share/jupyter/runtime/nbserver-155545-open.html is not readable.

    It may have been removed, moved, or file permissions may be preventing access.

What should I do? this used to work all right. I don’t know whether the info that the new Firefox is installed as a snap package (no longer deb one) is relevant…

My current Julia version is 1.7.3.

Any help is appreciated.

I was able to make things work again by removing the snap version of Firefox, installed by default since Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish, and installing the deb package version, as per:


Thanks anyway.