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By ddabrahim
#68793 If your Chromebook has been updated to Chrome OS version 70, you can run the Linux version.
It is currently in beta, go to the settings, search for Linux and turn the feature on.
Then you will have a Linux terminal where you can navigate to your GD folder and run using terminal commands.

chmod +x ./gdevelop
By RaymondStewart
#68851 Yes, the Linux option is new and interesting... and one day maybe useful. They will have to sort out hardware GPU acceleration, sound, and shared file access for that to happen. Right now, it’s good for running a backend server for a toolchain like Phaser or Babylon... but pretty useless for editing.
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By ddabrahim
#68855 Yeah, performance could be better but I'm sure it will come soon. Had the same problem with Android beta and now Android apps do runs on my Chromebook like on any Android device. Shared file access probably not going to come though. For security reason, all Linux and Android apps do run inside a container exactly to prevent any malicious application from causing trouble so Linux apps will be isolated from the rest of the system and will be restricted to access what is inside the container only just like the Android apps. File sharing between Chrome/Linux/Android apps never be a thing by default for security reasons.

However, you can already copy/move files between Chrome/Linux/Android container using the Chrome file browser. Both Android and Linux container has an entry point in the Chrome file browser where you can access files that you or the apps you are using has been created in the container and you can freely copy and move them to anywhere you want. If you want to access the actual Linux and Android file system you can install a Linux and Android file browser, in case of Linux you can also use the terminal. But accessing the Chrome and Android file system from a Linux app and vice-versa never going to happen on Chrome OS at least not by default. All 3 file system will be isolated from each other for good.
By NaughtHere
#70007 When I try to run gdevelop with chmod +x ./gdevelop and
./gdevelop, I receive the following error:

./gdevelop: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

All I did was unzip the tar.gz to the folder. Am I missing something?
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By ddabrahim
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

You need to install the missing library libnss3. In case you are not familiar with the Linux terminal I recommend to install synaptic.

sudo apt-get install synaptic

After you should have a new application to launch called Synaptic. This application allow you to search, browse and install libraries using a GUI.