Is it possible to install Zotero in Chromebook now that it runs Linux apps?

Hello, I have been reading that there is no standalone version of Zotero and that there are no plans to develop one ( insert sad face here...). But, now that Chromebooks are able to run Linux apps, is it possible to run the Linux version of Zotero? , if so, how can I do it?

Thank you
Dave
  • The download links for the Linux app are available at:
    https://www.zotero.org/download/

    You would need to download the Linux app tarball and install it on your Chromebook using whatever method they provide to install Linux apps.
  • Thank you for your reply. I appreciate the intention, but I would like to ask you for a more detailed explanation on how to do it once I have download the .tar.bz2.

    I am not familiar with Linux, and this is my first Chromebook.

    Once again, thank you,

    Dave
  • Here is a detailed walkthrough, but I’ve never worked with ChromeOS so really can’t provide more help https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/19/install-linux-applications-chrome-os/
  • now it works fine with standalone app, to use with google doc you need to do some port forwarding from chromeos to crostini
  • Hi jackyko1991, are you saying I don't need to go through Linux?
  • You need to install the Linux version of Zotero using the method linked above.
  • Hi! found this forum posting while googling around. Does anyone have a beginners friendly instructional guide to this?
    Does Zotero work with chromebooks or is this speculation on how it should work?
  • Zotero works on ChromeOS. Enable Linux app installation as described at the link above, then install the Zotero Linux app from Zotero.org/download
  • The ChromeBook needs to have Crostini support for it to work though. I haven't been able to find an authoritative list of chromebooks that support crostini, but if you google for your specific chromebook and crostini, you should be able to find out if it does.

    If you're going to install from the main zotero downloads, you may have to install additional packages to get it running; as far as I can tell, you'll need the following packages available:

    libatk1.0-0
    libc6
    libcairo-gobject2
    libcairo2
    libdbus-1-3
    libdbus-glib-1-2
    libfontconfig1
    libfreetype6
    libgcc1
    libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0
    libglib2.0-0
    libgtk-3-0
    libnss3-dev
    libpango-1.0-0
    libpangocairo-1.0-0
    libstartup-notification0
    libstdc++6
    libx11-6
    libx11-xcb1
    libxcb-shm0
    libxcb1
    libxcomposite1
    libxdamage1
    libxext6
    libxfixes3
    libxrender1
    libxt6


    but you'll likely have most of these installed already.
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