How to install Flashprint on a Chromebook


Today we are looking at how to install Flashprint 4.1.0, 3D printer software, 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.

We are using the Flatpak to install it, even though it is an older version because it works very well on a Chromebook and the installer on the official site does not work on a Chromebook,

If you have any questions, please contact us via a YouTube comment and we would be happy to assist you!

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.

Update: with the release of Chrome OS 96, the Linux container on a Chromebook has been upgraded to a newer version.  Because of this, we need to run one additional command for the application to work, we added it to the list of commands.

Commands Used:
1) sudo apt update
2) sudo apt install flatpak
3) sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
4) sudo flatpak install flathub com.flashforge.FlashPrint
5) flatpak run com.flashforge.FlashPrint
5) sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap

URL:
chrome://flags/#crostini-gpu-support

About Flatpak:
https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.flashforge.FlashPrint

Official Site:

All Currently Supported Chromebooks with Linux Apps (Crostini) support


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