Installing Mudlet on a Chromebook (ChromeOS 69)

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Installing Mudlet on a Chromebook (ChromeOS 69)

Post by EldritchReplicant » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:12 pm

I had a question if I could post a tutorial on this forum how to install Mudlet (by user /u/Vadi2 on /r/MUD) on a Chromebook with ChromeOS 69 (as of writing currently in Beta, and not available on all Chromebooks as of yet)

I then saw nice instructions by /u/Reichstein on /r/ChromeOS to install a different program on Chromebooks, but I used his wording and rephrased it to Mudlet. So here it goes:
If you are on beta channel your device should have updated to 69 (or will soon).
Once you are on version 69, have a look in settings, just under "google play store" you should see "Linux (Beta)".
Click that and follow the instructions to install the linux VM (pretty much just clicking next a few times).
Once that's done you should have a "Terminal" app in your app list.
Open terminal and use the command "sudo apt-get install mudlet" to download an install Mudlet.
I should mention that not all devices support linux apps, so if you are on 69 but don't see the "Linux (Beta)" option your device may be unsupported at this time.
I hope this helps!

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Re: Installing Mudlet on a Chromebook (ChromeOS 69)

Post by Belgarath » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:30 am

If you're eager to use the latest and greatest, you can also use the AppImage after extracting its contents.

./Mudlet.AppImage --appimage-extract

Then you can rename the squashfs folder and run the mudlet executable within.

disclaimer: it may be buggy

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Re: Installing Mudlet on a Chromebook (ChromeOS 69)

Post by Tamsin » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:02 am

I struggled with this on my Samsung Chromebook (3 I think? Intel, not ARM, anyway) because apparently the Linux version on it was a stripped down kernel. The instructions in the first post here gave me version 3.0, which meant I couldn't install pretty much any system from anyone else due to incompatibility.

Upon installing the AppImage, there were no files visible in the installation folder. It also gave me extreme issues with denying permission to just about everything while testing to make sure I wasn't screwing something simple up.

Anyway, long story short, if you're having difficulty installing on Chromebook, the simplest thing to do is switch to developer mode, and install a full Linux environment like Crouton. A quick Google search will lead you to any number of guides telling you exactly how to. Extract the AppImage file from the zip (easiest to drop it back in the Downloads folder, then open the Downloads folder in terminal) then you can use the above installation command to install. Developer mode isn't as secure as your basic Chromebook setup, so I don't advise if you're on a shared device (though there are other options staying within the ChromeOS if need be). And it's CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-Forward/Back to tab between ChromeOS and Crouton (on mine, at least). Don't listen to those guides telling you otherwise.

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