Tried installing BalenaEtcher 1.7.9 on kubuntu 18.04 and found that by default it has Auto Update set On. The result is that on 1st activation it updates the 1.7.9 executable file to 1.10.2 which then will start but gives only a blank window. Solution is to re-install 1.7.9, on 1st activation set Auto Update OFF, exit. Now 1.7.9 executable file remains unchanged and 1.7.9 can be safely rerun. Not tried 1.7.9 to flash a boot disk, yet!
Hi @tobiz is there a reason you dn’t want to download the latest version of Etcher?