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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Acer C720 and Not Responding Touchpad

I recently live booted Ubuntu 14.04 in seaBIOS on Acer C720 Chromebook. Everything worked well accept the touchpad it just stay's there unresponsive. I intalled Ubuntu using the keyboard on my laptop ...
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How to fix touchscreen on my Acer c720p

I have an issue with the touchscreen of my Acer c270p (it's a Chromebook). The past two weeks, I was using chrome OS AND ubuntu thanks to crouton, but to save place, I decided to entirely remove ...
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Acer c7 chromebook touch pad not working

The touch pad is not working at all can anyone help me figure this out
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Why doesn't Ubuntu Work on Chromebook 11? [closed]

I do not understand why The HP Chromebook 11 cannot read an .iso file, which is what Ubuntu is...
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Error while booting into Unity Desktop- Chromebook

I installed Ubuntu 12.03 on my HP Chromebook 14 several months ago. Until yesterday my laptop has run fine with both OS dual booted. Yesterday I tried booting into the unity Desktop the way I usually ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu on Chromebook

I've been attempting to install Ubuntu on my Chromebook HP 14 using crouton. I was following a tutorial on cnet, but I'm running into trouble. When I type command sudo -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t unity ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot: Can't login as chronos

I recently put ubuntu 14.04 on my chromebook. It was working great: and I recently removed chromeos so it was just ubuntu. After I was trying to reboot Ubuntu, it never came back on. I got to the ...
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Installing HP Deskjet on Chromebook using Ubuntu?

I have an HP Chromebook 14 and have bought an HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 1515 which cannot be installed on Chrome OS. Can I use Ubuntu to install the printer on my Chromebook?
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Samsung Chromebook XE303C12 H01 [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Chromebook and this worked out fine. I had a wish of running Skype on the Ubuntu distribution. However during installation I get an error message: invalid ...
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How to connect to my computer from a chromebook via SSH?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and I'd like to be able to remote into it when I'm on the road. How can I set up my desktop to allow me to connect remotely from my Chromebook via SSH? How long would ...
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Intalling UBUNTU STUDIO into a HP or ASUS Chromebox

How can I install UBUNTU STUDIO into a HP or ASUS Chromebox running intel celeron, not i3?
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switching back to ubuntu from chrome os problems

im using a HP chromebook 14 and i just finished installing ubuntu on it. it booted up and i was able to switch back and forth between chrome os and ubuntu. i restarted my laptop and it booted back up ...
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Alsamixer issues!

I am currently running chrubuntu off of my Samsung Chromebook. Everything runs great except that I have no sound comeing through my speakers. I use to have to go from my terminal to alsamixer to raise ...
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Trouble opening Ubuntu 14.04 after update on chromebook C720

After I updated ubuntu on my chromebook (Acer C720) I'm unable to get to ubuntu from the chromebook's terminal. After I login, I get this: /usr/bin/xinit: connection to X server lost waiting for X ...
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Hp chromebook 11 and ubuntu 14.04 32-bit USB install

I have an HP Chromebook 11 in developer mode, and am looking to boot 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04 using Ctrl+U from USB on startup. I have burnt .iso to a USB (using ubootin). In crosh run following commands ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Chromebook activation

I recently updated/upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 or 14.10. I usually started in crosh with sudo startunity but doesnt work anymore. All i get is a black screen starring back. Does anyone know ...
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Chromebook and Ubuntu

I bought a samsung chromebook, first model, when it came out a year or so ago. I am starting to get into Linux (I loaded Ubuntu on my mac) but this is acting a little different. I followed the ...
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flash/youtube does not work. xubuntu xfce4 on chromebook

All the suggestions I've seen are totally out of date. I did a xubuntu xfce piggyback install on my samsung arm chromebook. Youtube won't play at all in both, chrome and firefox. What do I need?
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How do I boot Ubuntu from a USB on an Acer C720 Chromebook?

I installed Ubuntu using the method described in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMyMqqU2Mqs In short, I installed crouton Ubuntu with the unity interface. and when installing Gimp through ...
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Samsung Chromebook with Ubuntu Crouton

I installed Ubuntu on my samsung chromebook following every step of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpDtD4eKBB4 It worked as i installed it but now that ive turned my computer on again, i ...
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Where is my partitioned space?

I'm very new to Linux. Trying to learn, but curve is kinda steep. So, I loaded Ubuntu 14.04 onto my 16GB Chromebook (HP 14) using the method outlined here ...
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Complete Backup of Chromebook

I want to make a complete backup of my chromebook running ubuntu and chromeos. Because I spent some time configuring it and now i want to be able to fully restore it in case of a crash. Is there a ...
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Why is my c720 Chromebook extremly slow and unresponsive with latest Kubuntu?

My girlfriend bought a C720 Acer Chromebook, but as it's doesn't support java and skype she want's to return it. I offered alternative a Linux - Kubuntu. Now I instaled it following this guide. ...
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Crouton,Chromebook HP 14,Ubuntu 12.04 and a USB printer possible?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my wife's HP 14 Chromebook via Crouton method. The main reason was Libre Office, which she likes a lot more than the "Microsoft Word Online" option in Chrome OS. ...
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'sudo lshw' yielding unexpected output

I'm running chrubuntu 14.04 LTS on my asus M004U chromebox, and I wanted to find out information about the disks connected. I tried sudo lshw, but got command not found. After attempting to install it ...
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Installing applications onto external sd card?

I recently bought a C720 Chromebook and have since put Ubuntu on it. The only problem I have so far is the limited amount of disk space left on the SSD. I was wondering if it'd be possible to ...
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Why can't I get back into Ubuntu on my Chromebook? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Unity on my Acer Chromebook and accessed it by doing ctrl-alt-t to get into crosh (Chromebook terminal), entering shell, and then sudo startunity. Then I tried to install ...
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How to install Ubuntu 32-bit on Asus C300 chromebook

I have just purchased a chromebook, Asus C300, in hopes that I would be able to install ubuntu on it instead of chrome os. The other options I see are chrubuntu and crouton but neither really give me ...
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Carnegie learning on Ubuntu (chromebook)

I recently invested in a Chromebook, little did I realize it wouldn't run a crucial program my online school uses. So, I installed Ubuntu so I can toggle between the two via keyboard. The Ubuntu ...
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Broken Audio on Chromebook. Xbuntu

I have dual-booted my Chromebook with Xubuntu 14.04 and have found that the sound is broken. I have tried everyhting that has been mentioned on the internet. I have restarted pulse, uninstalled it, ...
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Installing logger pro on 12.04 LTS over Crouton

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 Bit on my Acer C720 chromebook over Crouton unity. I'm trying to install Vernier's Logger Pro but failing horribly. The application simply doesn't start when I double ...
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How to get back to Ubuntu from Chrome OS?

I installed ubuntu from lifehacker.com, onto my acer chromebook, where you access it by switching back and forth between chrome os and ubuntu with ctrl alt shift and . I had shut down my computer and ...
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How to boot Chromebook from SD card without entering developer mode?

I have a question. Is it at all possible to install Ubuntu or Chrubuntu onto a SD Card and then boot a chromebook from said SD card? I know this is easily possible, but the chromebook in question ...
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Can I still use unity low graphics mode in place of unity 3d?

I can not run unity 3d on my Chromebook but unity 2d in Ubuntu 12.04 works fine so is it possible to run unity low graphics mode on Ubuntu 14.04 as an alternative? If I can run low graphics mode as an ...
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Is it required to update from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my Samsung Chromebook and I have found that Ubuntu 14.04 does not work with unity on my Chromebook. So do I have to update Ubuntu to 14.04 now or can I continue to use 12.04 ...
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Flash for Ubuntu ARM?

How would I get flash to work on Ubuntu 12.04 on an ARMv7 processor Chromebook? If there is no direct method then would it be possible for me to some how use the Chromebooks built in flash player on ...
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Ubuntu Tweak natural scrolling not persistent

I am using Ubuntu tweak on Ubuntu 12.04 and the natural scrolling setting does not persist after restart. So is there a way to permanently enable natural scrolling? If I have left any details out ...
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Chromebook Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity dual boot

I currently use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity as my primary desktop OS. And recently, I have acquired an HP Chromebook 11 (ARM), and I which to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it because of a few software ...
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How can I fix the touchpad on my Chromebook 14 using Ubuntu 14.04?

I did a fresh install. Still, neither "dmesg | grep mouse" nor "cat /proc/bus/input/devices" seem to show any input from a touchpad. I am still looking for a way to fix the touchpad. Any help has ...
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Remapping Boybu Keybinds for a Chromebook

I am trying to remap my the F keys in byobu to match the icons on my chrome book. I started by editing my keybindings as follows: $ cat ~/.byobu/keybindings source ...
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Chromebook C720 - issue suspending and booting

I recently bought an Acer C720 chromebook (Celeron, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD) with the intention of loading Linux and using it as a cheap development laptop while on my holiday. The installation sort of went ...
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Chromebook and want Linux on a separate USB - possible?

I want to try Linux on my wife's Toshiba 13" Chromebook. I'd prefer not to alter anything on the chromebook itself (as she'll kill me if I mess it up:) Can I install and use Ubunto onto a 32GB USB ...
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Ubuntu on Samsung Chromebook 2

I would like to load Ubuntu on an inexpensive 13" laptop with long battery life. I have been looking at chromebooks, but I do not find any certified by canonical. What is the consensus on the ...
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No sound in Xubuntu 14.04

I have dual-booted my Chromebook with Xubuntu 14.04 and have found that the sound is broken. I have tried everyhting that has been mentioned on the internet. I have restarted pulse, uninstalled it, ...
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Data recovery is it possible: Ubuntu Chrome OS Acer 710

I know it is tricky and only a bunch of people out there with Acer chrome book c710 running Ubuntu. Following is the situation. I installed Ubuntu LTS 12.04 on Acer Chromebook. Fantastic!. I stored ...
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How do I re-assign disc space to ChromeOS that's assigned to Ubuntu on a Chromebook?

I tried installing Ubuntu on to my HP Chromebook 11 (To no avail) but in that process, I assigned 10 GB of disk space to the Ubuntu OS. How do I re-assign that 10 GB of disk space to ChromeOS using ...
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How to login with non root user on chromebook

I recently bought a chromebox and followed the steps in this video to install Ubnutu via crouton. Once I logged into Ubuntu I logged out again, which brought me back to the chromeOS. I hit CTRL+ALT+T ...
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Getting back to Ubuntu from Chrome on Pixel chromebook

I installed Ubuntu via crouton on my Pixel but now after turning computer off I can't figure out how to get back to Ubuntu. I tried ctrl-alt-shift and back but it isn't working now. Bill
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Install ubuntu on chromebook [closed]

I'm quite new here! XD My friend ask me to help her installing ubuntu on her chromebook, and I followed the guide here: ...
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Are all apt-get packages available on 64 bit ubuntu version available on the ARM version?

I'm going to be traveling for 4 months and want to get a $200 chromebook and out Ubuntu server on it rather than risk loosing my macbook pro. I'm developer and use apt-get all the time, so wanted to ...