Hardware Wallets on Linux

The following aims to be a concise guide of what you need to get your hardware wallet working with Electrum-Dime.

If you use the AppImage, that already has all the dependencies and Python libraries bundled with it, so skip the first two steps.

1. Dependencies

Currently all hardware wallets depend on hidapi, to be able to build that, you need:


sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev libudev-dev


sudo dnf install libusb-devel systemd-devel

(Package names may be different for other distributions.)

2. Python Libraries

Then, depending on the device you have, you need a python package (typically a library by the manufacturer). For a usually more up-to-date list (including potential version requirements), refer to requirements-hw.txt in the client source.


python3 -m pip install trezor[hidapi]

For more details, refer to python-trezor.


python3 -m pip install hidapi btchip-python ecdsa ledger-bitcoin

For more details, refer to LedgerHQ/app-bitcoin-new and LedgerHQ/btchip-python.


python3 -m pip install keepkey

For more details, refer to python-keepkey.

Digital Bitbox

The Digital Bitbox only needs hidapi.

python3 -m pip install hidapi


python3 -m pip install bitbox02

For more details, refer to python-bitbox02.

Archos Safe-T

python3 -m pip install safet

For more details, refer to python-safet.


python3 -m pip install ckcc-protocol

For more details, refer to ckcc-protocol.


python3 -m pip install pyserial cbor

For more details, refer to jadepy.

3. udev rules

You will need to configure udev rules. See electrum/contrib/udev

4. Done

That’s it! Electrum-Dime should now detect your device.