How To Install Arduino IDE on Debian 10

Install Arduino IDE on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Arduino IDE on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, The Arduino software or IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is an open-source electronic prototyping platform enabling users to create interactive electronic objects. It is a cross-platform application that works on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Arduino is a hardware programming language, basically written in C and C++.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Arduino IDE on a Debian 10 (Buster).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Arduino IDE on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ca-certificates

Step 2. Installing Arduino IDE on Debian 10.

Now we download the latest version of the Arduino IDE from the official page:


Now, extract the archive using the following command:

tar -xvf ./arduino-1.8.15-linux64.tar.xz

Then, change the directory and run the installed script:

cd arduino-1.8.15/
sudo ./

Step 3. Accessing Arduino IDE on Debian.

Once successfully installed, you can launch Arduino IDE right from the terminal by typing the following command below:


When you launch Arduino IDE for the first time, a dialog may pop up asking you to add a user to the dialout group. Click Add in order to add the user to the dialout group. After that, you must log out and then log in back to implement the changes.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Arduino. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Arduino IDE on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Arduino website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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