How to install Eclipse IDE on a Chromebook


Today we are looking at how to install Eclipse IDE 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.

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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.

Commands Used:
1) sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/oldsources.list
2)sudo touch /etc/apt/sources.list
3) sudo echo deb https://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye main  | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
4) sudo apt update
5) sudo apt dist-upgrade
6) sudo apt install libnss3 menulibre default-jdk
7) wget https://apprepo.de/appimage/download/eclipse-jdt
8) chmod 755 Eclipse-JDT.AppImage
9) ./Eclipse-JDT.AppImage
10) menulibre


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Comments

  1. When I type the eighth command the system returns me: chmod: cannot access 'Eclipse-JDT.AppImage': No such file or directory

    What can I do?

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    1. In my case this helped:

      8) chmod 755 eclipse-jdt
      9) ./eclipse-jdt

      I had to use native screen resolution as Eclipse did not apply Chrome settings.

      Delete
    2. denverhogan3@penguin:~$ ./eclipse-jdt
      -bash: ./eclipse-jdt: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

      Delete
  2. the app is having graphics issues even by disabling crostini gpu support

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  3. graphics issues, the app does not work: eclipse starts as some meager resemblance of itself ...

    ReplyDelete

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