Install JetPack 3.0 (Nsight Eclipse, VisionWorks) on Mint 18 Sarah

Just wanted to let anyone know who is faced with the same problem I faced.

It was possible by me to install JetPack-L4T-3.0-linux-x64 on x64 Linux Mint 18 Sarah following the below method:


sudo cp /etc/lsb-release /etc/lsb-release.bak

Open the file with administrative priviledge

gksudo xed /etc/lsb-release

Make the following changes
Reference taken from


Save and close xed

Now create a folder where you want to download all the intermediate files prior to installation, say “Downloads/jetpack” within your home folder and place the JetPack file inside it. Now cd (change directory) to “jetpack”.

cd ~/Downloads/jetpack

Make the JetPack executable

chmod u+x

Now, run the JetPack file as


Follow the onscreen directions and you are done.

Once installed, you should restore the /etc/lsb-release.bak file from your backup or re-edit it back.