How to install Krita on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install Krita 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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Install Krita
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) 00:38
Now we continue to the next phase in the tutorial and that is to run several commands in our Linux terminal, which will install Krita.

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) 01:14 This command will install an application called flatpak, which we will use to install Krita with.  The Y and n question will appear in this command, please press "enter" then.

sudo apt install flatpak

2.3) 01:32 This command will add the flathub repository to our Linux container, which we require to install Krita.

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

2.4) 01:44 This command will install Krita.

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

sudo flatpak install flathub org.kde.krita

2.5) 02:08 This command will set the permissions for one package so that Krita will work as expected.

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

3) 02:20
Now we will launch Krita

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

Update Krita
4)  03:32
After you installed Krita, and you notice that Krita received an update, you can run this commmand to upgrade your version of Krita to the latest version.

sudo flatpak update

5) 04:14
To remove Krita in the future, if you want to, you can run these two commands.  It will just remove Krita, not the rest of oyur Linux Applications.

5.1) This command will remove Krita

sudo flatpak uninstall org.kde.krita

5.2) 04:33 This command will remove all other applications which just Krita requires.

sudo flatpak uninstall --unused

To remove the whole Linux container, look here


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