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...R

Hello, Buterin! Welcome to the Arduino Forum!

Hi, Just signed up and new here! Also new to the digital electronics or programming world. However if it's improving any ones life? Try-it (& again) is my thoughts. If my designs work ? Then sure everyone should share it. Greetings to you all !

I would love Guidance in "Linux Ubuntu" with the arduino IDE. Irrespective of removing and rel- installing the IDE (New or old) I appear to have the same (2:1.0.5 +dfsg2-4.1) Also NO "serial plotter" in "tools" . Guess that I must be removing the IDE wrong with sudo get-apt --purge? Although it says it removes everything and I shut off the machine. I can't get rid of the old library memory that I mistakenly messed up by a wrong click. Am I permanently stuck with this corrupt version on this system?

I use Linux on this laptop.

I have not installed the Arduino IDE with the package manager. I just download the version I want from the Arduino Downloads pages and then extract the compressed file to a convenient location. I have a few different versions of the IDE on this laptop.

...R

Thanks “Robin2”
Wow I really am new here!
It just took me 1/2 hour to find out how to reply or thank anyone because I did not see any indication box or highlighted writing that said “Post” or “Reply”. So I clicked on everything possible until the subject line opened this option. Why this well established and NICE web site has this complicated puzzle just to reply. Beats me?

As for the problem i have… < I appear to have the same (2:1.0.5 +dfsg2-4.1) Also NO “serial plotter” in “tools” >
I have kept reading for a few hours every day and tried various youtube instructions. It’s seems so simple to use different software downloads for everyone else. I have a newish Ubuntu (downloaded 20.04) about a month ago with all updates.
It appears that this arduino 2:1.0.5 will not dissapear and neither the library. I really need a plotter to see changes and this is excluded with this version that re appears after a new installation of any version I download. Of course I have removed and completely deleted any previous versions (With the “SUDO option in terminal” and powered OFF afterwards)
Then Arduino IDE is nowhere to be found and no previous files or projects. “Clean” Or so I think? re download Arduino IDE and this corrupt version & missing Plotter and Corrupt library just returns the same as before. I would love someone to answer where this Ubuntu stores this corrupt information because I can’t find it and it makes a beginner like me( posibly others too) run out of steam before the basics because I do not even have an IDE to even start to enter this Arduino world.
Regards to you all and hoping you all have a good 2021.---- John

try-it-john: Why this well established and NICE web site has this complicated puzzle just to reply. Beats me?

Did you not see a nice big box at the bottom of the page headed Quick Reply? It's rather hard to miss.

I would love someone to answer where this Ubuntu stores this corrupt information because I can't find it and it makes a beginner like me( posibly others too) run out of steam before the basics because I do not even have an IDE to even start to enter this Arduino world.

Just ignore all that.

Go this this Downloads page.

Click the link on the right side of the page for Linux 64bits (assuming yours is a 64 bit PC).

When you have downloaded the tar.xz file double click it which should open your ArchiveManager program,

Extract the contents to a convenient location - probably a folder in your Home folder.

Go to the folder to where you extracted the files and double click the file named arduino (without any extension). The Arduino IDE should start.

...R

Hello! I’m new here too. I'm Bonny and I'm 23. My life is not very interesting. I love reading books and watching Marvel movies. I also have a cat Thomas, he is cream-colored and very cunning. I have a fairly routine job. I set up advertising on social networks such as Instagram and Facebook through the target. Work mainly with numbers, settings, algorithms, etc. Sometimes I have to be very nervous, especially if Facebook does not allow your advertising.

Hi Robin2. This time the "Huge White empty area" to type my reply or answer just appeared straight away. So this problem is solved or "SELF FIXED" somehow. Thanks for the download link you sent. It's the only (Arduio .cc) site I have used for downloads. This new download is the same 64 bit IDE that I had already downloaded previously. I found a hidden library in my home folder that was corrupted (NOW DELETED) so library problem is SOLVED! Last problem NOT solved--- Linux 64 or 32 bit IDE have NO Serial plotter in the "drop down" tools menu ? I am trying to use a gyro movement sensor and the PLOTTER is helpful compared to the fast numbers in the "MONITOR" Also trying to PLOT some electrical voltage changes to a GRAPH. Is this SERIAL PLOTTER a separate download? Or am I missing something? From your input and help (+ hours of reading) I am slowly managing to be able to JUST get some things almost usable with Arduino. Thanks to Robin2 and everyone else that has the patience with newbies like me. Once I establish a good ground up foundation! Hopefully I can help others here in future. (Well that's my aim anyway) Keep a mask on and stay safe. John.

I can't help with the Serial plotter - I have never used it.

...R

Hi Robin2 + others with missing serial plotter. I thank you for your help but I believe the problem to be with repositories with Linux Ubuntu by forums I read. (beyond my knowledge!) I found another person with Ubuntu that also has the same version and cant find Serial plotter because it does not exist on "Arduino 2:1.0.5+dfsg2-4.1" Also I notice that no other version of Arduino IDE is possible to install on Ubuntu, irrespective of the download you actually try to select. I downloaded latest Linux version and 1.8.7 + 1.6.12. I tried to install using PPA (command line with sudo apt install & with apt-get install methods without internet but files are missing for Ubuntu. So it must upload while connected on line. Unfortunately Arduino automatically then updates to the corrupt version with quite a few problems. It does work but not worth the hassle to use Arduino on UBUNTU. So for those NUBIES like me that have the same problem that instructions of how to use Arduino trying to follow how to make a Sketch? Download a new IDE from this site for a different platform like Mac OSX or Windows and then the Arduino IDE is perfect on or offline with a different operating system. There is more info about this problem on UBUNTU forums. Hope this helps other Ubuntu users like me. Regards John. PS* If anyone using Ubuntu does have a way to have full use Arduino IDE ? I would love to hear comments!

This what I do to run the latest IDE on Ubuntu Linux 64. Launch the IDE from command because the previous failed installations have left icons pointing to the wrong version and/or the old executables in your PATH. Do not install the IDE as root.

cd $HOME
tar xf ~/Downloads/arduino-1.8.13-linux64.tar.xz
cd arduino-1.8.13
./arduino&

@try-it-john

As Robin already mentioned in reply #5, don't use the package manager to install. Download the file from the Arduino website / software and install it.

The version in the package manager is severely outdated.

It does work but not worth the hassle to use Arduino on UBUNTU.

I'm very tempted to say "but not worth the hassle to use UBUNTU" :D Don't get me wrong, I love Linux and enjoy every minute that I'm allowed to spent with it at work (which is not that much in a company that mostly uses Windows :( ).

@ oliviajones0024

hear != here

Hope you have lots of fun !