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How to Run x86 Apps on the Raspberry Pi with ExaGear Desktop
The Raspberry Pi is a popular single-board computer that can run various Linux distributions and even Windows 10 IoT Core. However, the Raspberry Pi has an ARM processor, which means it cannot run x86 applications that are designed for Intel or AMD CPUs. This limits the compatibility of the Raspberry Pi with some software, such as games, office suites, and media players.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem: ExaGear Desktop. ExaGear Desktop is a software that allows you to run x86 applications on the ARM-based Raspberry Pi. It works by creating a virtual machine that emulates an x86 environment, where you can install and run x86 software using the apt-get or dpkg commands. ExaGear Desktop supports various x86 applications, such as Skype, Spotify, Steam, Wine, and more.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install ExaGear Desktop on the Raspberry Pi 2, and how to use it to run x86 apps on the Raspberry Pi.
What You Need
A Raspberry Pi 2 board
A microSD card with Raspbian OS installed
A power supply for the Raspberry Pi
A keyboard and a mouse
A monitor and an HDMI cable
An internet connection
A license key for ExaGear Desktop (you can buy one from [here])
Step 1: Download ExaGear Desktop Archive File and Installation Packages
First, you need to download the ExaGear Desktop archive file and the installation packages for your Raspberry Pi model. You can find them on the [ExaGear website] or on [GitHub]. Make sure to download the files that match your Raspberry Pi model and your Raspbian OS version.
For example, if you have a Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspbian Buster OS, you need to download the following files:
exagear-desktop-rpi2.tar.gz (the archive file)
exagear_3428-1_armhf.deb (the main package)
exagear-dsound-server_010_armhf.deb (the sound server package)
exagear-guest-debian-9_3428_all.deb (the guest image package)
You can download these files using the wget command in the terminal, or using a web browser. For example, to download the files using wget, you can use the following commands:
```bash wget wget wget wget ``` Make sure to save these files in the same folder on your Raspberry Pi.
Step 2: Extract the Archive File and Install the Packages
Next, you need to extract the archive file and install the packages. To do this, open a terminal window on your Raspberry Pi and navigate to the folder where you saved the files. For example, if you saved them in the Downloads folder, you can use this command:
```bash cd /Downloads ``` Then, extract the archive file with this command:
```bash tar -xvzpf exagear-desktop-rpi2.tar.gz ``` This will create a folder called exagear-desktop-rpi2 in your current directory. Inside this folder, you will find a script called install-exagear.sh that will install and activate ExaGear Desktop on your Raspberry Pi. To run this script, use this command:
```bash sudo ./install-exagear.sh ``` This will install the packages and prompt you to enter your license key. You can find your license key in the email that you received when you bought ExaGear Desktop. Enter your license key and press Enter. The script will then activate ExaGear Desktop and show you a message that says "ExaGear Desktop is installed and activated successfully".
Step 3: Run ExaGear Desktop and Install x86 Apps
Now, you are ready to run ExaGear Desktop and install x86 apps on your Raspberry Pi. To do this, use this command:
```bash exagear ``` This will start a shell in the guest image, where you can install and run x86 software. You will see a message that says "Starting the shell in the guest image /opt/exagear/images/debian-9". To verify that you are in the x86 environment, use this command:
```bash arch ``` This should return i686, which means you are running a 32-bit x86 system.
To install x86 apps, you can use the apt-get or dpkg commands, as you would normally do on a Debian system. For example, to install Skype, you can use this command:
```bash sudo apt-get install skype ``` This will download and install Skype and its dependencies. To run Skype, use this command:
```bash skype ``` This will launch Skype and allow you to sign in and make calls.
To exit the x86 environment and return to the ARM environment, use this command:
```bash exit ``` This will end the shell in the guest image and show you a message that says "Stopping the shell in the guest image /opt/exagear/images/debian-9".
In this article, we showed you how to download and install ExaGear Desktop on the Raspberry Pi 2, and how to use it to run x86 apps on the Raspberry Pi. ExaGear Desktop is a powerful software that expands the compatibility of the Raspberry Pi with various software, such as games, office suites, and media players. With ExaGear Desktop, you can turn your Raspberry Pi into a versatile and capable device that can run almost any app you want.