Install Node.js on Nvidia Jetson


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Node.js is used for all npm packages and is the foundation of Electron.
As usual, this app will keep it updated.

To run in a terminal: node

Fortunately, Node.js 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 Node.js.


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).
Node.js 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 Node.js

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

Then click on the Tools category.

Now scroll down to find Node.js in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Node.js for you!

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