How to install Minetest on a Chromebook


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

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

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

We are on social media! For announcements, content release updates (across all our projects), and much more, please join our Reddit community!
https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmadesimple/


1) 00:05 (time stamp in the video)
We start the process by enabling two Chrome Flags in our Chromebook.  It is to increase the performance of the game, it is optional and you can always revert it back.  To do this you open the two links below in Google Chrome.

The first Chrome Flag will enable GPU acceleration for Linux Applications.  The second enables Hyper Threading for your CPU (for the whole Chrome OS).

chrome://flags/#crostini-gpu-support
chrome://flags/#scheduler-configuration

2) 00:55 Now we will enable the Linux Container on our Chromebook.  You can always 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.

3) 01:40
Now we continue to the next phase in the tutorial and that is to run several commands in our Linux terminal, which will install Minetest.

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.

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

sudo apt update

3.2) 02:29 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

3.3) 02:50 This command will add the flathub repository to our Linux container, which we require to install Minetest.

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

3.4) 02:03 This command will install Minetest.

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

sudo flatpak install flathub net.minetest.Minetest

3.5) 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

4) 03:37
Now we will launch Inkscape

Enjoy!

Comments