How-to Install Processing on Linux Mint and Getting-Started Step-by-Step Guide

October 2nd, 2013 by Regaz

Install Processing Linux Mint

You are Welcome! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How-to Install Processing 3.x on Linux Mint 32/64-bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

And Processing for Linux Mint is a flexible software Sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the Visual Arts.

The Installation of Oracle Java is Required for Coding in Java with Processing 3 Sketches.

The Instructions, Commands and Descriptions for Install Processing on Linux Mint Guide are Expressly Essentials so to Give Focus only the Essentials.

The Process of Install Processing on Linux Mint Works Also on All others Mint Releases.

How to Install Processing 3 on Linux Mint - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Processing 3 on Linux Mint - Open Terminal
  2. Download the Latest Processing 3 Release for Linux:

    Processing Linux .tgz
  3. Double-Click on Mintive and Extract Processing into /tmp

    How to Install Processing 3 on Linux Mint - Extract Processing

  4. Relocate Processing into System Folder
    (For a Local installation without Admin Privileges install into Home…)
    Setting the SuperUser as Owner

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/processing*

    Switch the Processing directory

    sudo mv /tmp/processing* /opt/processing

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  5. Add Processing to Linux Mint Path
    Making a Symlink:

    sudo ln -s /opt/processing/processing /usr/local/bin/processing

    Or Locally by:

    ln -s /opt/processing/processing /home/magcig/.local/bin/processing
  6. Next to Make Processing IDE Desktop Launcher
    For a System Wide Installation:

    sudo sh /opt/processing/install.sh

    Instead only for Your User:

    sh /opt/processing/install.sh
  7. Running Processing Sketch
    From Shell:

    processing

    Instead from Desktop Search for the ‘Processing’ App…
    How to Install Processing 3 on Linux Mint - Processing Sketch Window

  8. Check if Oracle Java JRE is Installed

    java -version

    How-to Install Required Oracle Java JRE 8 on Linux: SetUp Java Oracle JRE 8 on Linux.

  9. Fixing Java for Processing
    Remove the Bundle Java release:

    sudo rm -rf /opt/processing/java

    Symlinking the Oracle JRE Installation:

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/[jre1.X] /opt/processing/java

    To finds the [jre1.X] Value to be replaced:

    ls /usr/lib/jvm
  10. Processing How-to Getting-Started Using Libraries:

    Processing Libraries Quick Guide
  11. So Now Thanks to the Processing Foundation You Should Finally Fully Enjoy the Processing Experience on Mint ;)

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