Using Pybricks on Linux

Using Pybricks on Linux

Configure udev and browser tools to use Pybricks.

Adding udev rules on Linux

By default, Linux does not allow the use of unknown USB devices, so you need to add udev rules for your hubs. Pybricks provides a couple of ways to do this.

If you are using an Ubuntu-based Linux distro, you can install the pbrick-rules package from the Pybricks PPA. This method has the advantage of automatic updates.

sudo add-apt-repository --update ppa:pybricks/ppa
sudo apt install pbrick-rules

You can alternately install the rules using the pybricksdev command line tool:

pipx run pybricksdev udev | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/99-pybricksdev.rules

If neither of these options is suitable, you can manually copy this file to /etc/udev/rules.d/99-pybricksdev.rules.

After installing the udev rules, disconnect any affected devices and plug them back in.

If this doesn’t seem to work, try rebooting.

Using Pybricks Code with Chromium

If you use Chromium as a snap package, you may get an error when you try to install the firmware on a SPIKE hub or MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor hub via USB. To resolve this, enable access to USB devices:

sudo snap connect chromium:raw-usb

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