Guide to installing ExaGear on a Raspberry Pi 4.
Exagear Desktop is a piece of software that could be used to emulate x86 applications on ARM devices. It was discontinued a few years back, but it’s still possible to use it.
Using ExaGear, I was able to run the full Spotify client, Zoom client, and more as well as others.
First install prerequisites with
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y bash coreutils findutils curl binfmt-support cron
Create a new directory (to download the packages and key)
mkdir ~/exagear cd ~/exagear
Download and install required Exagear packages (follow the instructions for your bitness)
# 32-bit wget https://archive.org/download/exagear-desktop_202111/exagear_3428-1_armhf.deb wget https://archive.org/download/exagear-desktop_202111/exagear-dsound-server_010_armhf.deb wget https://archive.org/download/exagear-desktop_202111/exagear-guest-debian-9_3428_all.deb sudo dpkg -i exagear_3428-1_armhf.deb sudo dpkg -i exagear-dsound-server_010_armhf.deb sudo dpkg -i exagear-guest-debian-9_3428_all.deb # 64-bit wget https://archive.org/download/exagear-desktop_202111/exagear_3428-1_arm64.deb wget https://archive.org/download/exagear-desktop_202111/exagear-dsound-server_010_arm64.deb wget https://archive.org/download/exagear-desktop_202111/exagear-guest-debian-9_3428_all.deb sudo dpkg -i exagear_3428-1_arm64.deb sudo dpkg -i exagear-dsound-server_010_arm64.deb sudo dpkg -i exagear-guest-debian-9_3428_all.deb
Patch exagear license
curl https://archive.org/download/exagear-desktop_202111/patch.sh | sudo bash
sudo exagear, and you’re in an x86 environment! Make sure to run the following to update the subsystem:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
Take a look at the internet archive page for all the files.