NOTE: Eagle CAD v7.3 is available now with support for 64-bit OS. Here is a new tutorial on how to go ahead with the installation. Still this tutorial will be useful for those who want to install older versions of Eagle CAD.
This is a straight forward simple tutorial on how to install Eagle CAD on Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10 & 14.04. If you follow the process that is given on the official Eagle CAD website, you will encounter an error. This is because Eagle CAD is 32-bit & Ubuntu is 64-bit. Previous 64-bit versions of Ubuntu had support for 32-bit applications like Eagle. But the support has been discontinued in the newer versions of Ubuntu. That’s why the normal installation process won’t work. Here’s a preview smile
NOTE: For those who are installing this on a Koding VM, follow this guide to change the default Mirror’s in Koding.
Open your Terminal using the shortcut Ctrl + Alt +T & follow the below steps.
Start by updating all the libraries.
sudo apt-get update
2. Install Missing 32-bit Libraries
Use the below command
sudo apt-get install libxrender1:i386 libxrandr2:i386 libxcursor1:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libxext6:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxi6:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libgcc1:i386 libc6:i386 libc6-i386 libxfixes3:i386 libexpat1:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libxau6:i386
3. Download the .run File
Here we will create a Folder on Desktop named Eagle. Download the .run file in that folder.
4. Make the .run file executable
First we will make it executable & then run the setup.
chmod a+x eagle-lin-7.2.0.run
You should see the GUI installation on your screen. Just click on NEXT .. & should be good to go.
5. How to start Eagle for the first time?
This question has bothered many people. So here is a detailed explanation. After installation, no shortcut will be made for Eagle. Even if you try to search for Eagle in the launcher, you won’t find the icon.
Navigate to /home/$USER/eagle-7.3.0/bin & double click on eagle. It will start up Eagle. Once it’s started right-click on the icon and select Lock to Launcher. There you go … you’re welcome for that cool
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