Using the Arduino IDE on RHEL 8 Systems

To enable the Arduino IDE on EECS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 systems, some minor setup is necessary. If you have not done so, please run the command:

Adding desktop shortcut, menu item and file associations for Arduino IDE...

ln: failed to create symbolic link '/usr/local/bin/arduino': Permission denied
Adding symlink failed. Hope that's OK. If not then rerun as root with sudo.

You can ignore the Permission denied error. You should now be able to see the Arduino icon in your Applications menu:

Please do not run the IDE from a terminal. This will ensure that you have the correct permissions to program your USB-based Arduino device.