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How to Install GCompris on Raspberry Pi

GCompris is an educational software that offers a wide range of activities for kids between the ages of 2 and 10. Even though some of the exercises are game-oriented, they are nevertheless instructional. This tool offers activities that are designed to be entertaining and quite useful for young children. These activities include Logic puzzles, geography, phonics, music, typing and much more. You will also find some customization options that allow you to tailor the activities according to your desire.

If you want to install GCompris on Raspberry Pi, follow this guide.

Install GCompris on Raspberry Pi

Installing GCompris on Raspberry Pi is quite simple because you will find its installation inside the Raspberry Pi repository. For instructions on how to install GCompris on a Raspberry Pi, see below:

Step 1: Ensure that your Raspberry Pi system is up-to-date and upgraded properly by running the given command below:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade


Step 2: Next, from the following “apt” command, you will be able to install GCompris on Raspberry Pi system:

$ sudo apt install gcompris -y


Run GCompris on Raspberry Pi

Go to Raspberry Pi’s Application menu and run the GCompris from the “Education” section.

You can now explore and play the range of activities that are included with the GCompris software. Skip the initial screen using the “X” button.

Out of these two, you may pick whichever you like.

This is the home screen that will open.

There you can pick any option and it has several activities to do. Like, if we choose the Penguin option, you will see activities like Graph Coloring, positions, railway activity and much more.

You can then click on any activity and start playing it.

Like in my case, I chose “Graph Coloring”.

Remove GCompris from Raspberry Pi

Although GCompris is a beneficial app for your Kids, but still if you want to remove it from the Raspberry Pi system, you can use the following command:

$ sudo apt remove gcompris -y



GCompris is an excellent application for kids to perform different useful activities. Its method of installation is straightforward on Raspberry Pi and can be done through a simple apt package manager. Then after the installation, the users can open the GCompris from the Application menu in the “Education” section and start giving their kids the opportunities to enjoy performing different activities on the Raspberry Pi system.

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Hiba Shafqat

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