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

October 2nd, 2013 by Regaz

Processing Quick-Start for Linux Mint

This Easy and Step-by-Step Tutorial Shows You How-to Install and Getting-Started with Processing 3 on Linux Mint 32/64-bit.

All the Steps Involved in Getting-Started with a Productive Art Generation Processing 3 Environment are Clearly and Easily Delineated.

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

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

The Process of Install Processing on Linux Mint Works Also on Latest Mint 12-Lisa/13-Maya/14-Nadia/15-Olivia Releases.

Install Processing on Linux Mint - Featured
  1. Download the Latest Processing 3 Release for Linux:

    Processing Linux .tgz
  2. Double-Click or Right-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp
    Install Processing on Linux Mint - Extraction
  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
  4. 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.

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

    sudo rm -rf /tmp/processing*/java

    Symlinking the Oracle JRE Installation:

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/[jre1.X] \

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

    ls /usr/lib/jvm
  6. Relocate Processing
    sudo su -c "chown -R root:root /tmp/processing*"
    sudo su -c "mv /tmp/processing* /opt/processing"
  7. How-to Add Processing to Mint Path
    sudo su -c "ln -s /opt/processing/processing \
  8. How-to Create an Application Launcher for Quick-Starting:

    Linux Desktops How-Launcher
  9. So Now Thanks to the Processing Foundation You Should Finally Fully Enjoy the Processing Experience on Linux Mint ;)

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