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I recently installed 'crouton' on my chromebook in the hope I could install the Arduino IDE v1.5.7.
I was wrong apparently you can't, I started a topic on the crouton forum/issues page and was advised to come here.
Apparently, and i quote from the crouton forum (https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/issues/980) :-

"It looks like you are trying to install x86 packages (32- or 64-bit) on an ARM-based Chromebook. The Arduino IDE is written in Java, but some components are built for the native architecture.

You need to find an Arduino 1.5.7 package for ARM architecture (there is a package for 1.5.6 on Debian experimental that might work: https://packages.debian.org/experimental/arduino), or possibly build it yourself. You might want to ask on Arduino forums: they should be able to help."


I was hoping somebody on here would be able to help me with this. My aim is to use the Arduino Due on the chromebook, I can install V1.0 of the IDE but this obviously doesn't have support for the DUE.
Thank you
 
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Just an update to anybody watching this post. I have found a potential answer to my previous post.
I found an Arduino 1.5.6.r2 package for Debian that has been made for ARM architectures, see this link https://packages.debian.org/source/experimental/arduino
I emailed the author asking if he thinks it will run on an ARM based Chromebook? To which he replied:-

I believe so, I know people have used it on a arm-based Raspberry PI. I haven't heard of anyone using a chrome book, but I don't think there should be any problems!
Cheers,
Scott


I am going to give this a try over the weekend and i'll let you all know how i get on.

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