You can get our 14-day, fully-functional trial at our Trial Page
If you've purchased CrossOver download it from My Downloads

Install CrossOver Linux

Ubuntu, Mint, and Debian using the .deb package
Chrome OS using the .deb packages
Fedora and RHEL using the .rpm package
Other distros using the .bin installer

Unlocking CrossOver Linux

Standard unlocking process
Unlocking using a activation code
Other methods for unlocking in special circumstances

Installing the .deb package on Ubuntu, Mint, or Debian

Debian based systems

Graphical Install
Download the CrossOver .deb package from My Downloads. Right-click the .deb file and Open With>Gdebi

If your distribution doesn't have Gdebi pre-installed, you can do the Terminal Install instead.

Terminal Install
Using a terminal, navigate to the directory you downloaded crossover.deb to, then install CrossOver using apt:
sudo apt install ./crossover.deb
If you already have CrossOver installed you can go through these same steps to upgrade. Download and install the .deb again and you'll be updated to the newest binaries.

Installing the .deb on Chrome OS

Turn on the Linux option in Chrome OS. Open Settings and click Linux (Beta) then Turn On. You will want to increase the size of the disk as the default 5GB is too small for multiple Windows applications.

Download the CrossOver .deb package from My Downloads. Right-click the .deb file and choose Install with Linux (Beta) and then click the blue Install button. Once the installation is done Crossover will have an icon that you use in Launcher menu.

Installing the .rpm package on Fedora or RHEL

RPM based systems

First, bring the system up to date:
sudo dnf update
sudo yum update
The recommended methods to use for installing Crossover on an rpm based system are by using the DNF package management tool:
sudo dnf install
Or by using YUM if DNF is unavailable:
sudo yum install
Or by using the rpm package management tool directly:
sudo rpm -ivh
For Fedora 30 user's additional packages may be required :

dnf install \
nss-mdns.i686 mesa-libGLU.i686 isdn4k-utils.i686 libgphoto2.i686 mpg123-libs.i686 openal-soft.i686 \
ocl-icd.i686 mesa-libOSMesa.i686 sane-backends-devel.i686 libxslt.i686 libnsl.i686 libnsl.x86_64 \
gstreamer1.i686 \

Using the .bin installer of CrossOver Linux

The generic .bin installer is universal and can be installed on just about any Linux system. This installer doesn't download any needed dependency packages, so we recommend that you use the deb/rpm package appropriate for your system instead.

To download the latest version of CrossOver:
First set the .bin file to be executable
$ chmod +x crossover.bin
and then run the file
$ ./crossover.bin

Standard unlocking process

After you purchase a CrossOver Linux subscription to can unlock CrossOver and remove its 14-day timer.

Launch CrossOver Linux, go to the Help menu, and choose Unlock CrossOver. Enter the same email and password as you use to login to your account.

Unlocking using an activation code

If you received an activation code to unlock CrossOver go through the standard unlocking process above, but click the Enter an Activation Code... button and fill in the information in the dialog. This will create your account and attach the activation code to your account. You can also attach the activation code to your account on this webpage.

In the future if you need to unlock CrossOver you can just use your email address & password. The activation code is only used once.

Other methods for unlocking in special circumstances

You can manually unlock using sudo in a terminal:

$ sudo -H /opt/cxoffice/bin/cxregister

Finally you can visit My Orders and click the Generate CrossOver Linux License button.
Unzip the downloaded file, and copy the two license.* files into /opt/cxoffice/etc to unlock CrossOver Linux.

Last modified on 2022-06-09 13:31:20 by CJ Silver
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