A chromebook is a computer, often a laptop, that runs the FOSS based, web-browser centric Chrome operating system that is backed by Google corporation.

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How do I require ChromeOS to ask for a user name and pass phrase in order to boot into linux? [on hold]

My friend downloaded ubuntu xfce4 onto my Toshiba Chromebook2 and he had it configured to require a pass phrase when switching from ChromeOS to xfce4. All the other times I have reinstalled Ununtu ...
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Resizing an encrypted swap partition inside gOS

Hi I've got an issue with my TB Chromebook 2 where I installed encrypted without editing any of the swap size partitions manually and now I've ran out of storage and want to either reduce the size of ...
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Been trying to install steam on my chromebook using linux

When I try to install steam it tells me: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dril:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 Then it tells me to enter my password after typing ...
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Game crashed my computer

I'm running Ubuntu on my Chromebook used this method to do it, http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343 I installed a game called "sauerbraten" and after ...
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Switching between Chrome OS and Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo X131e Chromebook and it runs fine but later on when I switched to my Chrome OS and wanted to go back to Ubuntu (Ctrl + Alt + Shift forward/back buttons) I wasn't able ...
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Cannot Open Java-Webstart Program With Wine

I have a Chromebook and I installed Ubuntu. After installing wine, I tried to open a java-webstart program off of a website, but a pop-up appears with title and says, External Request Protocol, the ...
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ASUS c200 speakers dont play sound

My ASUS' speakers don't play audio, despite that I've tried everything on the forums. I have installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook using seaboot and there is no way of getting ChromeOS to boot which is ...
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Chromebook does not boot - no screens found

There is a problem where it will say Fatal server error: no screens found and it won't start Linux up. How should I solve this problem?enter image description here
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chroot setup Keyring files not available hp armv7 chromebook

I am trying to install Crouton to a Chromebook. I have done it before and it worked perfectly. I had a issue and had to remove my chroot, now when I try to install sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t ...
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Some starting advice on Dell Chromebook 13 and ubuntu

I’m new to the forum and I wanted to ask some advice about the Dell Chromebook 13. I am thinking of buying the Dell CB 13 but I have no interest in using Chrome OS, hence I have a some questions ...
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xfce does not start (X.Org X server: no screens found)

chronos@localhost / $ sudo startxfce4 Entering /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/precise... /usr/bin/startxfce4: Starting X server _XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix should be set to ...
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Crouton Kernel Location Ubuntu 14.04

I am using an Acer Chromebook 15 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed via crouton. My primary issue is that I get intense static sound when plugging in headphones. I am trying to follow this guide to update ...
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Trouble booting to Ubuntu installation media over USB on a Chromebox

I'm attempting to wipe ChromeOS from an HP Chromebox and install Ubuntu. After following steps to enable dev mode and set flags to enable booting in legacy mode to USB: At this point I press ...
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How to start crouton on ASUS chromebook

Upon trying to run CROUTON on my ASUS Chromebook I get a start up error. "Critical server error: No backgrounds" or something like that. I run sudo startxfce4 in Crosh, enter the password and ...
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Authentication Error Software Center (can't install applications from software center)

I am trying to install VirtualBox and whenever I go to install it I get this error: I'm also running crouton on a Chromebook Dell Series 11 (Ubuntu XFCE) Anyone know an easy way to fix? Let me ...
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Lenovo X131e Chromebook Xfce4 USB Read and Write Problem

It won't allow me to change my 8 GB Yoda USB-drive into read & write in the permission tab so that I can install Steam games there. I changed it then half a second later it changed it back to ...
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Shortcut keys on Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook running Ubuntu 15.10 not working

I have Ubuntu 15.10 running on the internal SSD of a Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook. After some running around to fix the audio, the last thing (that I can tell) doesn't work is the shortcut keys (volume ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu 15.10 running on Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 on an Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook. I am running directly off of the internal ssd after following this guide: https://wiki.galliumos.org/Installing/Preparing#Bay_Trail and ...
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Linux no longer working on chromebook 15.?

I installed ubuntu on a chromebook 15 cb5-571 based on the steps within the link provided so minecraft could play. It was working fine however I am unable to reach the linux OS using the hot keys ...
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Is it possible to run GUI programs without a desktop installed?

I'm using crouton which enables me to run 14.04 on my Chromebook. I opted to not install a desktop to save disk space so used the cli-extra target when installing: sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -r ...
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Activiating integrated webcam on Toshiba Chromebook

We are having trouble activating the Chicony integrated web cam in a Toshiba CB30 - 102 Chromebook. It did not work with Ubuntu 14.04 and is still not working with Ubuntu 15.10 after trying many ...
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Multiple crouton installitions on acer 720 sd cards

I setup trusty with unity on a SD card with a crouton. I then setup sana with kde on another SD card. I can start sana with the startkde command, but when I change SD card with trusty on it, I can not ...
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Wrong available space on usb

So I'm trying to get my FAT 128gb usb drive to have execute permissions so I can add a steam library in ubuntu 14.04 crouton on my chromebook. I used this: sudo umount /dev/sdb1 mkdir -p ~/usbdrive ...
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Getting “you need to grant administrative rights to install software” when attempting to install software

I've been getting the above message every time I want to install any software from a "unknown source." I don't know what my admin password is. How do I set up a password or what is my password ...
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Screen recorder Ubuntu Precise 12.04 while using chromebook

This same question was posed back in May 2015 under "Trying to screen record on Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 while using chromebook", but the community did not answer it. I am another user that is having the ...
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After Ubuntu update steam is not seeing games

I have an Acer C720P Chromebook running Crouton, trusty 14.04.I believe after a recent OS update, Steam cannot find my games anymore. They still exist in harddrive, but steam cannot seem to find ...
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cannot access ubuntu after restart chromebook [closed]

I downloaded Ubuntu on my Samsung Chromebook 2, and I really enjoy it! I shut down my Chromebook, and I tried the command Alt + Ctrl + Forward like I did before I shut it off, and It did not work. I ...
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On a chroot Ubuntu system how can I install ws?

I have a chromebook with a Precise Ubuntu chroot on it. I try to install npm using sudo apt-get install npm and that works. However, when I try to install ws using npm install --save ws It ...
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How do i install ubuntu on a Chromebook [duplicate]

I'm wondering how to install Ubuntu on my Chromebook? And what other steps should be taken? Matt
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What does this mean, server terminated with error (1)?

crosh> shell chronos@localhost / $ sudo startxfce4 Entering /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/precise... /usr/bin/startxfce4: Starting X server _XSERVTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.X11-unix ...
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Help! Ubuntu won't boot up!

I installed Ubuntu on my chromebook and all was working well until I tried installing steam. No games work because my graphics card was out of date so I tried installing intel driver update for ...
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How to use an Xbox 360 controller in steam

Steam big picture doesn't recognise my controller, and when I followed these instructions: https://www.reddit.com/r/chromeos/comments/2mttfq/how_can_i_connect_my_xbox_controller_to_my_ubuntu/ Xboxdrv ...
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Installing Popcorn time in Ubuntu running on Chromebook

So I'm totally new at Ubuntu and just managed install it on a USB and boot on a Toshiba Chromebook 1. My first venture is to install Popcorn time on it, but since I've no experience, I'm having a hard ...
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Can't launch ubuntu on chromebook after restarting

I have an asus c300 chromebook and I recently installed ubuntu on it. The installation worked fine and I had ubuntu on my chromebook for a while. I then restarted the chromebook. I then tried to ...
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Updated from 12.04 to 14.04, software center now saying I have no permission to download software

just a note I'm not an expert at this. I'm using crouton linux with xfce and recently updated from 12.04 to 14.04. I'd done this with my previous crouton-installed chromebook fine, but now I can't ...
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apt-get update not working, source list [duplicate]

I get the following error when running apt-get update. sudo apt-get update E: Type '>�@ڙt_�}(���t�惕�)?�' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: Malformed line 1 in ...
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software-center missing canberra-gtk

I'm having problems starting up software center on my ubuntu environment on my chromebook. I keep getting the following error: "Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"". After that it ...
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cant start unity/ubuntu

yesterday i installed ubuntu and was able to use it and log into it, today i cant use chronos@localhost to start it. i type sudo startunity but all it says is chronos@localhost / $ sudo startunity ...
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Intel wireless 7260 won't connect to any wireless network in Ubuntu 15.10 on a Toshiba Chromebook 2

various people online said that it was worth voiding the warranty to get access to full Linux, and i would like to use kden live on my toshiba chromebook 2 FHD for basic editing, but i cannot connect ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS chrubuntu tty1

I installed ubuntu 3 times, and wiped the device. It asks for my username and password. It then says "last login: Mon Sep 10 18:37:03 EDT 2012 on tty1 Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS (GNU/Linux ...
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IDE that can use remote server (which can only be connected to by VPN) to save and compile C/C++ code

Here is the predicament that I am in now. For one of my classes, we need to make sure our code works on the school's Red Hat server. I had problems with dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 10 on my ...
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Plugging in USB on Chromebook Lubuntu gives error “Operation Not Permitted”

I'm not quite new to the site, but I have just signed up, so if this is done wrong, I apologize. Anywho, I wanted to know if there was a way to get past/stop the error given above when I plug my ...
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Trying to start CUPS service on a Chromebook running Ubuntu 14.04 via crouton

Some background: I'm trying to set up CUPS on my Chromebook running Ubuntu 14.04 via crouton. I've downloaded and installed the necessary files and I am trying to get the CUPS service running. I have ...
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Chrubuntu won't boot after installed!

I've tried to install Chrubuntu to my Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook with the help of the instructions from this link: ...
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Install Ubuntu on Chromebook [duplicate]

I just purchased an Acer Chromebook 11 laptop. I would like to install Ubuntu but I am not too clear as to how to get into developer mode. Has anyone done this on my type of laptop?
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Can't run Minecraft on Crouton

I can't seem to get Minecraft running. This is the third instance of crouton I've tried and every time I get the same error: Minecraft Crash Report Time: 11/8/15 10:40 AM Description: Initializing ...
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Chrubuntu not installing on Samsung Chromebook 2

I have a Chromebook and I am having trouble installing chrubuntu on it. It has some errors and never asks me to place a check for grubs to be in dev/sda. I am following this tutorial: ...
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Can my chromebook connect to an external monitor with crouton?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 from a chromebook using crouton. Plugging in my external monitor with an hdmi cable and issuing $ xrandr returns Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum ...
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How well will the Toshbia Chromebook 2 (celeron 3215U processor) running Ubuntu be suited for local android and web development (not cloud)?

I'm looking for a portable slim cheap laptop just for development. I will be using it for Android development and Web development (Rails, PHP or Python). All this will be done locally and not on the ...
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How do I download Ubuntu 14.04.3? I'm using a hp Chromebook and it says that it doesn't support the file

Hi trying to get Linux on a hp Chromebook and learned that you need Ubuntu to do it. My goal is to get steam on it because I have two Chromebooks, one for work and want one for gaming, but every time ...