Can't open Processing 4 from Raspberry Pi 4

I am trying to install and run the Processing 4.0b8-Linux-arm64 on my Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 1.5GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU. After downloading the package from the Processing download page, I extracted everything from the package and got the Processing icon on my desktop. But When I click the icon to open the program, there is no Processing open. I also tried to open it from the main Raspberry dropdown menu > programming > Processing and Processing folder > Processing. None of them works. Does anyone have the same issue before, and how did you fix the problem?

Thanks for your help ahead.

Hello hyang,

take a look into your package directory.
See my directory below.
Check permissions and owner first and check for all files marekd as executable.
Do you launch sudo ./

If everything else fail, try ./processing
and check any error messages. At least in /var/log/messages(?).

@raspberrypi:~/Programs/processing-4.0b8 $ ls -l
total 112
-rw-r–r-- 1 pi pi 68232 Apr 23 21:23
drwxr-xr-x 3 pi pi 4096 Apr 23 21:25 core
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pi pi 9299 Apr 23 21:25 ← run using sudo?
drwxr-xr-x 9 pi pi 4096 Jan 20 2022 java
drwxr-xr-x 11 pi pi 4096 Apr 23 21:28 lib
drwxr-xr-x 3 pi pi 4096 Apr 23 21:25 modes
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pi pi 2924 Apr 23 21:25 processing
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pi pi 2924 Apr 23 21:25 processing-java
drwxr-xr-x 3 pi pi 4096 Apr 23 21:25 tools
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pi pi 86 Apr 23 21:25

Hope that give you an idea where to look for.
And check which processing you are using.

I’m on a 64-bit OS

pi@raspberrypi:~/eclipse-workspace/CVImage $ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 5.15.32-v8+ #1538 SMP PREEMPT Thu Mar 31 19:40:39 BST 2022 aarch64 GNU/Linux

So in case you are on a 32-bit OS use the 32-bit package of processing.


Thank you, Tom. I got the Processing running now. Your advice and information are very helpful. I made a mistake in installing the OS 32-bit on my Raspberry Pi. That’s not compatible with the 64-bit Processing package.

Thank you again!