Install Alacritty Terminal on Nvidia Jetson

Alacritty Terminal

A fast, cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator

Run from Menu: Menu -> System Tools -> Alacritty
Run from Terminal: alacritty

Fortunately, Alacritty Terminal is very easy to install on your Nvidia Jetson in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nvidia Jetson.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Alacritty Terminal.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Nvidia Jetpack for your specific Jetson (Jetson Xavier, or Jetson Orin).
Alacritty Terminal will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nvidia Jetson with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Alacritty Terminal

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Alacritty Terminal.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Terminals category.

Now scroll down to find Alacritty Terminal in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Alacritty Terminal for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at