ExaGear Desktop provides the guest x86 system (shell) where you can install and run x86 applications. Visually the guest x86 shell and host ARM shell look similar. The only way to differenciate them is to run 'arch' command and check its output. For example on RPi 2 you will see the following:

armv7l - indicates native ARMv7 CPU architecture of RPi 2 device.
i686 - indicates emulated x86 environment provided by ExaGear Desktop on RPi 2.

As you see the default prompt in both cases is the same:

 pi@raspberrypi:~ $

But you can configure prompt to show "x86" postfix when in the guest x86 shell and this way differentiate it from the host ARM shell. Just follow the simple instruction below.

Configure prompt to show "x86" when in the guest x86 shell 

  1. Install nano text editor:
sudo apt-get install nano

2. Edit ~/.bashrc file

nano ~/.bashrc

Add the following lines to the end of file:

# configure prompt to show 'x86' when in the guest x86 shell
if [ `arch` = 'i686' ]; then
    PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h@x86\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w \$\[\033[00m\] '
fi

3. Press F3 key to save changes and F2 key to close the file.

This is it. 

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