Graph view not loading a graph (Linux)

What I’m trying to do

When I open graph view, the UI buttons in the top right are there (for filters, groups etc.) but no graph itself.

Things I have tried

I did a complete uninstall and reinstall (used pacman as I’m on Arch) and created a new vault, made a couple of files and no graph appeared. I opened the sandbox vault, and the graph does not appear also.

Thanks in advance

Stating the obvious here, but did you check whether the plugin (core) is enabled?

I’m currently having the exact same issue.
Graph is just a blank view in both my main vault and in the Sandbox Vault.
Screenshots attached

As for the comment from @RiaGruen the Graph plugin is enabled by default and should show whenever the Sandbox Vault is opened.

I’m on Archlinux and installed Obsidian with with pacman from the extras repository

My Vault

Sandbox Vault

I’ve run into the issue myself yesterday. It miraculously cured itself after I closed the graph view, restarted Obsidian and only then opened the Graph again.

Unfortunately I have no idea whatsoever, if that was but a lucky coincidence :frowning:

Maybe this?

Oh I missed this topic about the problem, thanks for linking!
I’d be willing to bet that this is the issue.

@aiden1999 The pacman version has issues in general, sometimes it breaks, sometimes it doesn’t, but fundamentally it’s a GPU driver issue from what I could gather (see my thread that ariehen linked to).

The solution ultimately is not using the Arch version and pacman because ultimately they are just not supported. I’ve gone over to using the AppImage as it seems to be the most advertised format officially supported by Obsidian for Linux. The Flatpak could be an alternative as well of course, though it is community maintained so the guarantee of it working well is a smidge weaker.

Assuming you’re on Gnome and you want the AppImage to show up in your launcher, here is how I “installed” it:

  1. download the AppImage
  2. Install fuse2 and fuse3
  3. move the appimage file to /usr/local/bin
  4. Downloaded the obsidian-icon.svg and put it under /usr/share/icons
  5. Created an obsidian.desktop file under ~/.local/share/applications looking like this:
[Desktop Entry]

This should add the icon to your launcher same as if you had installed it via pacman.
Sadly you can’t “uninstall” via pacman that way.
Honestly I wonder why pacman, even if it can’t control updating an appimage, can’t at least manage installing/uninstalling it.