How to install Inkscape on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install Inkscape on a Chromebook.

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Please use the video as a visual guide, and the commands and links below to install it on your Chromebook.

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1) 00:05 (time stamp in the video)
We start the process by enabling the Linux Container on our Chromebook.  You can al
ways remove it again in the future as well if needed.

To enable it, we go to the settings of our Chromebook, inside of it, we click on the "Advance" option in the left panel, and then the "Developers" section. Then enable Linux from there as seen in the video.

2) 00:46
Now we continue to the next phase in the tutorial and that is to run several commands in our Linux terminal, which will install Inkscape.

Some general facts about the terminal.  To paste a command into the Linux terminal, press "Ctrl Shift v" together.  After you paste a command into the Linux terminal, please press "enter" to run it.  At some commands you will see a question to press Y or n to continue.  If you see it press "enter" to continue.

2.1)  This command will update the repositories of our Linux container.

sudo apt update

2.2) 01:28 This command will install an application called flatpak, which we will use to install Inkscape with.  The Y and n question will appear in this command, please press "enter" then.

sudo apt install flatpak

2.3) 01:49 This command will add the flathub repository to our Linux container, which we require to install Inkscape.

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

2.4) 02:03 This command will install Inkscape.

a Person needs to press "enter" twice to start the installation process.

sudo flatpak install flathub org.inkscape.Inkscape

2.5) 02:27 This command will set the permissions for one package so that Inkscape will work as expected.

sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap

3) 03:23
Now we will launch Inkscape

Please take note that all files which you want to use in Inkscape must be in your Linux Files in your file manager.  Exported files will also be in that folder.


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