Recently, Tencent has updated and released their out-of-date QQ client for Linux, on their official Linux QQ website.
Meanwhile, Chrome OS has already an experimental feature:
Linux subsystem, which is equipped with a Linux distro named Penguin, under Debian. So, installing the full-featured desktop QQ on Chrome OS can be interesting.
We can see that, there are several options on the download page. But which one should we choose ?
It depends on the architecture of your Chrome Book. We need to recognise it to choose the right version.
So, firstly, we need to check the archtecture.
Open your Linux terminal and run the
uname -m command.
My output is like this:
> uname -m
Here I have
x86_64. If yours is same with mine, fortunately, we can directly download the
deb in the
As well, if yours is
i686, you should be able to use the same package. It means you have Intel/AMD x86 processor and the machine is running in 64 bit mode. If you have x86 processor, but you’ve got something like
i386, you may have a wrong version Chrome OS. Please check it!
If you’ve got one of these:
You should be able to use
deb in the
arm64 was created by Apple for its 64 bits ARM processor. But it’s not an official name of ARM 64 processors. Apple finally removed it and adopts
aarch64, see here. But maybe it’s still being used by some machines somewhere.
So, if you have one of them, just choose one in the
If you’ve seen
mips64el, unfortunately, you need choose the only version in the
If you’ve seen only
mips, you cannot use any version on that page. We don’t have either the source code. So, explain to Tencent 😃
The distro penguin is one based on Debain, so the easiest way is to download
But, considering the mips processor, some people may need use the shell script, because of missing of
Before installing, we need prepare the dependence of it. It requires gtk 2.0 library to run the GUI.
On Debian distro like Penguin, just run
> sudo apt install libgtk2.0-0
It’s very simple to install it. Just open a terminal, and find the instruction for your format.
deb file, just run
> sudo dpkg -i linuxqq_1.0.1-b1-100_<arch>.deb
> sudo apt install -y /path/to/linuxqq_1.0.1-b1-100_<arch>.deb
To install shell, just run
> sudo ./linuxqq_1.0.1-b1-100_<arch>.sh
The script will create a tarball and extract it to your system.
linuxqq in the terminal or click on the icon in your Chrome OS to launch it.
You may see that in the picture, there are lots of characters which are not being shown correctly.
Because in the Linux distro, there is not chinese font to show them. We can install a chinese font to display them correctly.
> sudo apt-get install ttf-wqy-zenhei ttf-wqy-microhei
After installation, run it:
It’s okay! Enjoy!