Alan, I did as you instructed and downloaded the Arduino IDE from Arduino.cc
Extracted the file and placed the folder on the Linux Mint Desktop
Then followed the link you provided…
to use the “portable” option
The Arduino IDE launched on the Linux Mint box so that’s great!
Then I followed the instructions to…
Installing the ESP32 Board in Arduino IDE (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)
from this LINK
Then I ran the test they suggested to have the ESP32 scan for WiFi signals.
It worked on my Win10 box but I got errors on the Linux Mint machine…
First thing the WiFi code wanted to do was include the file WiFi.h
But instead of including WiFi.h from the Libraries folder at…
it used WiFi.h from…
(But… when I look there I do not see WiFi.h)
I thought once I created the “portable” directory in…
That the Arduino IDE was smart enough to create a new library folder there and stuff the library files in there… so I can just copy the Arduino folder to a thumb drive and launch from another Linux Mint box… right?
I also got a prompt…
exec: “python”: executable file not found in $PATH
I’m not that experienced with Linux Mint and do not know if Python comes with the default installation… if you don’t know I’ll run that down on the Linux Mint board.
However… I think the example code is written in C or C++… not Python… so that confused me too.
Sorry for the long post but I’m hoping for some help getting going on Linux Mint.
Thanks for any help.