How to install FireAlpaca on a Chromebook

Installing FireAlpaca on a Chromebook

FireAlpaca is a popular, free digital painting and drawing software known for its user-friendly interface and versatile features. While it's primarily designed for Windows and Mac, we can install it on a Chromebook using Linux apps support. This guide will walk you through the process step-by-step.


Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically for Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, you can follow along with the video tutorial above. The commands used in the video are listed below for your convenience.

Installation Steps

Follow these steps to install FireAlpaca on your Chromebook:

  1. First, update your package list:
    sudo apt update
  2. Install the required dependencies:
    sudo apt install kmenuedit fuse libnss3
  3. Download the FireAlpaca AppImage:
  4. Rename the downloaded file:
    mv linux firealpaca.AppImage
  5. Make the AppImage executable:
    chmod 755 firealpaca.AppImage
  6. Run FireAlpaca:
  7. To add FireAlpaca to your application menu:

These commands will download and set up FireAlpaca on your Chromebook. The kmenuedit command opens a menu editor where you can add FireAlpaca for easier access in the future.

Additional Resources

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

Visit the official FireAlpaca website to learn more about the software's features and capabilities.


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

  • Ensure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up to date by running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade before starting the installation.
  • If the AppImage doesn't run, make sure you've installed all the required dependencies listed in step 2.
  • Check that your Chromebook has enough free space for the installation.


Installing FireAlpaca on your Chromebook opens up a world of digital art possibilities. Whether you're a professional artist or a hobbyist, FireAlpaca provides a robust set of tools for creating stunning digital artwork. Enjoy exploring its features and unleashing your creativity!

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out through a YouTube comment on the tutorial video.

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