How to install Bambu Studio on a Chromebook

Today, we're diving into the process of installing Bambu Studio on a Chromebook. Bambu Studio is a powerful 3D printing slicer software that allows users to prepare their 3D models for printing. This guide will walk you through the installation process step-by-step, complementing our video tutorial for a comprehensive learning experience.

Compatibility Note

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with Intel or AMD CPUs that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, Chromebooks with ARM64 architecture CPUs are not compatible with this method. If you're unsure about your Chromebook's processor, you can check our guides for Intel and AMD Chromebooks.

Video Tutorial

Installation Process

The installation process involves running a series of commands in the Linux terminal. These commands will update your system, install necessary dependencies, download the Bambu Studio AppImage, and make it executable. Here are the steps:

1. Update Your System

First, we'll update the package lists for upgrades and new package installations:

sudo apt update

2. Install Dependencies

Next, we'll install all the required dependencies for Bambu Studio:

sudo apt install kmenuedit fuse libglu1-mesa-dev libcairo2-dev libgtk-3-dev libsoup2.4-dev libwebkit2gtk-4.0-dev libgstreamer1.0-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-dev gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad libosmesa6-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0

3. Download Bambu Studio

Now, we'll download the Bambu Studio AppImage:


4. Make the AppImage Executable

After downloading, we need to make the AppImage executable:

chmod 755 Bambu_Studio_linux_ubuntu-v01.09.03.50.AppImage

5. Run Bambu Studio

Now you can run Bambu Studio using the following command:


6. Add to Application Menu (Optional)

If you want to add Bambu Studio to your application menu for easier access, you can use the KDE menu editor:


Additional Resources

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

Official Bambu Studio Website

For the latest updates and official downloads, visit the Bambu Studio official website.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, here are a few tips:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up-to-date
  • Check that you have sufficient storage space in your Linux container
  • If the AppImage doesn't run, try installing additional libraries using the package manager
  • For graphics-related issues, updating your Chromebook's OS might help


Installing Bambu Studio on your Chromebook opens up a world of possibilities for 3D printing enthusiasts. Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional, having access to powerful slicing software on your Chromebook can greatly enhance your 3D printing workflow. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out through our YouTube comments section.

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