How to install Reaper on a Chromebook


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

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This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

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) 00:48
Now we continue to the next phase in the tutorial and that is to run several commands in our Linux terminal, which will install Reaper.

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 download the Reaper installer.

wget https://dlcf.reaper.fm/6.x/reaper668_linux_x86_64.tar.xz

2.2) 01:13 This command will extract the installer.

tar -xf reaper668_linux_x86_64.tar.xz

2.3) 01:26 This command will launch Reaper via the terminal, to make sure that everything is working.
* PulseAudio is the default sound option for Linux applications on a Chromebook.

./reaper_linux_x86_64/REAPER/reaper

2.4) 02:38 The following three commands goes together to create an application launcher for Reaper.  We will look at each command in depth now.
2.4.1) This command will update the repositories of our Linux container.

sudo apt update

2.4.2) 03:03 This command will install a menu editor which we will use to create an application launcher for Reaper.  The Y and n question will appear in this command, please press "enter" then.

sudo apt install menulibre

2.4.3) 03:22 
This command will launch a menu editor.  Please use my video as a guide here on how to use it.  In the process, you will choose a category on where to save the launcher, create a launcher, to rename the launcher, to choose the Reaper executable as the command and to save the launcher.

menulibre

3) 04:20
Now we will launch Reaper.

Enjoy!

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