How to install Blender 2.82a on a Chromebook

Update:  Blender 2.83 has been released recently and you can install it on a Chromebook, but it tends to run slowly currently.  We created a tutorial to install Blender 2.82a which runs very well.

Today we are looking at how to install Blender on a Chromebook.  Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

1) sudo apt install nano
2) sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
*Change buster to bullseye

*Please note that this a keyboard base text editor, so your mouse won't work just your arrow buttons.
*Press Ctrl and X together to close the editor, then the letter y and then Enter.

3) sudo apt update
4) sudo apt install blender
5) sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
*Revert it back

6) sudo apt update

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Update:  In Chrome OS 83 Linux Apps has an option now, not seen in this video as it was recorded before Chrome OS 83, to choose a username for your Linux Apps,  it is completely optional and you can just press on the install option to continue, as seen in the video.  Please send us a comment on YouTube if you need assistance!

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