How to install Arduino IDE on CentOS 8

Arduino IDE stands for Arduino Integrated Development Environment. Arduino is used to create electronic devices that interact with the environment using actuators and sensors. The Arduino IDE contains an editor that is used to write and download programs to the Arduino board. Before starting to create projects via Arduino, the user needs to configure the IDE for the programmable board.

In this article, we will learn how to install the latest Arduino IDE on your CentOS 8.

Install Arduino IDE on CentOS 8

To install Arduino IDE on CentOS 8, you will need to follow these steps on a terminal:

  • Download the Arduino IDE setup file
  • Unpack the downloaded archive
  • Install the Arduino script
  • Launch Arduino IDE

We will now discuss all these steps in detail in the following content:

  1. Open a terminal window with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Alt + t. Or click Actions in the left corner of your desktop to open a terminal on CentOS 8.0.
  2. Log in as root user. Run the su command on a terminal. You are now logged in as root user.

Download Arduino IDE

To install the Arduino IDE on your system, you need the Arduino IDE installation file. To do this, you will open the Arduino download page and select the latest Arduino IDE “Arduino 1.8.12” available now. You will choose the Arduino IDE, which supports your Linux system architecture, 32 or 64 bit. Another alternative is you download it using the wget command in the terminal. Enter the following command in the terminal to download the latest Arduino 1.8.12:


In the image above, you can see that the file name “arduino-1.8.12-linux.tar.xz” was saved on your system after the boot process was completed. This downloaded file will be saved in your system home directory.

Unpack the downloaded archive

An archive file is saved on your system. You will now extract the archive file using the tar command. To extract the file, run the following command on the terminal:

tar -xvf arduino-1.8.12-linux64.tar.xz

After executing the above command, you will see the process of extracting the file on the terminal.

Extract software from downloaded archive

Install the Arduino script

Once you’ve finished extracting the file, it’s time to run a script in a terminal to install the Arduino IDE on your CentOS 8.0. You will go to the extracted arduino-1.8.12 folder and then run the script on the terminal to install the Arduino IDE.

cd arduino-1.8.12/
sudo ./

Install Arduino

Arduino IDE installed successfully

Launch Arduino IDE

Now you will launch the Arduino IDE from your desktop. Click Actions and select Show Application Form, where you launch the Ardunio IDE by double clicking the application icon.

You can also launch using the search bar, click “Actions” where you will see the search bar. You will type “Arduino” in the search bar.

Arduino IDE Desktop

You can see the above image, Arduino IDE is displayed on the desktop after the search result you want. You can now work with the Arduino IDE using CentOS 8.0.


In this article, you learned how to install Arduino IDE on CentOS 8.0. You have learned how to extract large archive files. Hope you find this article helpful. Going forward, you can now download and extract files of any type on CentOS 8.0. In case of any questions or suggestions, you can leave a comment below in the comment box.

How to install Arduino IDE on CentOS 8