How to install Rosegarden on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Rosegarden on your Chromebook. Rosegarden is a powerful music composition and editing software, popular among musicians and composers. By following these steps, you'll be able to harness its capabilities on your Chromebook, expanding your creative possibilities.

Enabling Linux Apps on Your Chromebook

Before we begin the installation process, we need to ensure that Linux apps are enabled on your Chromebook. If you haven't done this yet, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Chromebook's System Settings
  2. Click on the "Advanced" section in the left panel
  3. Navigate to the "Developers" section
  4. Turn on the Linux apps option

Once Linux apps are enabled, you're ready to proceed with installing Rosegarden.

Installation Process

To install Rosegarden, we'll be using Flatpak, a universal packaging system for Linux. This ensures compatibility across different Linux distributions, including the Linux environment on your Chromebook. Follow these steps carefully:

  1. Open the Linux terminal on your Chromebook
  2. Update your system packages by running:
    sudo apt update
  3. Install Flatpak:
    sudo apt install flatpak
  4. Add the Flathub repository:
    sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
  5. Install Rosegarden:
    sudo flatpak install flathub com.rosegardenmusic.rosegarden
  6. Set the correct permissions for Flatpak:
    sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap

After completing these steps, Rosegarden should be successfully installed on your Chromebook.

Understanding the Installation Commands

Let's break down what each command does:

  • The first command updates your package lists, ensuring you have the latest information about available packages.
  • The second command installs Flatpak, which is necessary for managing and running Flatpak applications.
  • The third command adds the Flathub repository, a large collection of Flatpak applications.
  • The fourth command installs Rosegarden from the Flathub repository.
  • The final command sets the correct permissions for Flatpak to function properly on your Chromebook.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information about the installation process, you can refer to the Google Doc used in the tutorial.

To learn more about Flatpak and Rosegarden, visit these official sites:

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide of the installation process, you can follow along with our video tutorial above. It provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the entire process.

Chromebook Resources

If you're interested in exploring more about Chromebooks and their capabilities, check out these resources:

We hope this guide has been helpful in getting Rosegarden set up on your Chromebook. Happy composing!