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 to get wacom tablet to work on my acer chromebook 13 under chrubuntu?

i've tried to build the drivers below is my output when and try and make and make install make make all-recursive make[1]: Entering directory /home/user/Downloads/input-wacom-0.27.0' Making all in ...
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Develpoer Mode on Acer C7 chromebook

I recently got an external keyboard becuase I my refresh(F3) key stopped working and I need to get in developer mode. How can I use my external keyboard to get back in developer mode?
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Chromebook: Map Search Key to Caps Lock

Using crouton, I have ubuntu running on my chromebook. By default, the caps lock key is a search key and opens up the dash home. How can I map this key to be caps lock instead? I am very new to all of ...
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Linux on acer cb3 and toshiba c35 chromebooks

I would like to create a bootable linux (I don't care what flavor, as long as its has recent) flash drive for one or both of my chromebooks: Toshiba c35 a3120 Acer CB3 111 I've been down the crouton ...
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What format should I format/partition the SD card for running Ubuntu (Crouton) from it on Chromebook?

Guys I like to run ubuntu on the sd card and not the internal storage memory of my chromebook. I diid some google serach and learned that it all depends on how fast your sd card slot can read and ...
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Could I install Ubuntu on SD card and runt it from my Chromebook?

So I just installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook. Now the main issue is that the internal memory is limited. I am thinking of using a 64 GB SD card to expend the memory. Would it run as smooth as it does ...
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Install ChruBuntu on SD card or USB flash drive on Chromebook

I have a question. Is it at all possible to install ChrUbuntu onto a SD Card or flash drive? Also is it possible to boot into a USB flash drive or SD card from a Chromebook? Could you also please ...
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Automatic wake from suspend when power restored to laptop

I'm using a Chromebook with Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed as an embedded system of sorts. I've figured out how to have it automatically suspend when disconnected from power by adjusting the power ...
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Kernel update questions [on hold]

I know what the Ubuntu kernel is and what it does, I was just wondering: What is the newest version I can upgrade to from 12.04.5 LTS without updating the kernel? I am running Ubuntu on my Chromebook ...
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I'm getting this error after 'upgrading' (happened as a result of trying to play music) within unity within chromebook

This is what it gives me after both resaving a new crouton file over the old one and trying to update it with: sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -n precise -u It gives me this error: Processing was ...
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Ubuntu (Unity) is not working on my chromebook?

Everytime I type in shell then sudo startunity into crosh, I get this error message and I don't know how to fix it Entering /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/precise... -su: 32: Syntax ...
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is there any step by step method for a novice to add space to 14.04lts on acer c720 chromebook

I'm an absolute novice, but successfully installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS to my acer C720 chromebook following hugh greenbugs' method for dual boot. I also successfully ran out of disk space to install ...
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How to update Chrubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.5 through Crouton on my Chromebook, and I can't seem to make it update. As in, I can't find a way to update from 12.04.5 to a more recent version. Also I have only tried ...
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How to install ubuntu on a chromebook without developer mode? Or enter developer mode without wiping system information (wifi)?

In advance i'd like to thank you for your help. First off, I have installed Ubuntu (Linux) on my chromebook but the problem is it wipes the data and I need the wifi to stay and not forget the network ...
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Ubuntu on Samsung Chromebook 2 boots to Chrome OS

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 but it boots to OS (dev mode) and I don't know how to switch to Ubuntu. Ctrl+Alt+Shift forward/backward doesn't work. Please help!
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Problems with Ubuntu on chromebook

I have a Lenovo X131e Chromebook that has been given to me by my school. My issue is that whenever my computer loses power such as when it runs out of battery a message is displayed upon turning on my ...
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Ubuntu on chromebook launch issue

I was launching Ubuntu on my Chromebook earlier and I got these messages: crosh> shell chronos@localhost / $ sudo startunity Entering /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/precise... hwaudio ...
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Trying to Launch Runescape Client - Nothing Happens

I'm really bad at this, and this is my first experience using Ubuntu. If you don't think your answer needs to be explained, it needs to be explained as if I were three. I'm talking explicit, clear, ...
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Ubuntu experience on Chromebooks

So I want to buy a cheap laptop, just to code and I need Ubuntu for that. So I thought about Chromebooks, but some questions came to my mind: 1. Which methods are available to install ubuntu on a ...
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Running Ubuntu from a external hard drive?

I currently have a chrome book that I would like to run Unbuntu with for some extra functionality. I would like to also have the option to use Chrome OS as well. I was wondering if I could load Ubuntu ...
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sudo startunity problems

when I open terminal in chrome to go back to Ubuntu i see this: crosh> shell chronos@localhost / $ sudo startunity Entering /usr/local/chroots/precise... /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: 19: exec: ...
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Ubuntu on Chromebook: (precise) “myusername”@localhost: what is precise?

I am new to Ubuntu, so this might be a silly question. I just followed the instruction online and installed Ubuntu on my Acer CB3-111 Chromebook. I noticed something different than the Ubuntu that I ...
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SeaBIOS will not boot grub anymore on a HP Chromebook 14

I removed ChromeOS by reformatting the partitions after I got SeaBIOS to boot grub into Ubuntu 14.10 successfully (worked for weeks). However, it will not boot grub anymore randomly. And there is no ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto an SD Card on a Chromebook

It's as convoluted as it sounds. I already managed to install Ubuntu onto my Asus C300 chromebook using the Crouton method. However, it renders the chromebook slow and freezes frequently. So I was ...
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Installing Steam games to SD card uninstall at shut down

I'm new to Ubuntu and I want to run steam games from my SD card on Unity. I have a 32 Gigabyte SD card and I was able to install all of my games onto it. But when I shut down my computer, all of my ...
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Wifi disconnecting on Ubuntu 14.04 running on C720 Chromebook

I have installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook (actually Xubuntu XFCE) and I'm quite happy with it but the WiFi sometimes connects and sometimes it doesn't. I don't think it's a signal strength issue as all ...
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Console Appears where Desktop Should

I've recently installed the Crouton package for my chromebook and have installed kde. When I try to start it up I can get to the desktop just fine but if I switch back to my Chrome OS desktop and ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Acer Chromebook 13?

Hey guys I was looking to install Ubuntu on my Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T1UU) in the way outlined in on the comment made on this thread: True Ubuntu on Chromebook ARM (samsung) It appears that ...
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Ubuntu on chromebook issue (updated ubuntu now facing problem with sudo startunity)

I updated my ubuntu on chromebook.Now I am unable to load it though crouton.As suggested in some posts I tried to update my crouton 'precise'.But still i am facing the same problem.When i use command ...
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Downloading Ubuntu to acer chromebook

I have an Acer Chromebook c720. I would like to install Ubuntu on it but do not want to use crouton, as it is not real Ubuntu. I am aware there are other posts on the subject, but they are all ...
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Weird Chromebook glitch while using ubuntu!

So, my older brother gave me his Acer Chromebook witch has Ubuntu installed on it, it was fine until I started it one time, and when it booted it was my wallpaper, the mouse pointer showed but there ...
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Change home directory of primary (only) user to SD card

How would I change my home directory to an SD card? I am running a chromebook. I'm also running Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty". Sorry if I'm not providing much info but that's all that I've really done so far. ...
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Acer C720P Touchpad and Touchscreen are not working

I have installed Ubuntu in a Chromebook Acer C720P but neither Touchpad nor Touchscreen nor Microphone are working, I have flashed the ROM using John Lewis help and Ubuntu 14.04 was installed from ...
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Is It Possible to Create a Bootable Ubuntu Install Within Chrubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm currently using Chrubuntu on my C720 Chromebook, but want to create a bootable Linux USB key. The problem is that I can't seem to do this from within Ubuntu once I've loaded it and obviously can't ...
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ChromeBook Acer C720 - Partition Problem

I have a Chromebook Acer c720, I tried to dualboot Ubuntu but the partition space I chose was 9GB as it recommended it. Now I can't install it. Is there anyway I could put it back or resize it so I ...
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Chrome OS: will developer mode remove existing Ubuntu installation? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu on a Chromebook using Crouton. It all worked fine until recently. The computer crashed and I had to reboot. After reboot, I was not in developer mode anymore and can't open the ...
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How to install Linux applications onto an external hard drive [duplicate]

The laptop that I have acquired only came with a 16GB SSD. I installed XFCE onto it and now the SSD is almost completely full. I have an external hard drive with 1TB of memory, and I was wondering if ...
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Chromebook Asus C300 - Installation

I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu and tried to install Ubuntu on my Asus C300 Chromebook following a guide. When I am in crosh having typed "shell" and then type sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t ...
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Online videos load but wont play - YouTube, Netflix, etc

I am running 14.04 on my Toshiba Chromebook, and online videos suddenly wont play. It used to work. Now I can enter them and they load just fine. I can even go to whatever bit of the video I want, ...
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Chrubuntu Python Missing Package? [duplicate]

I have a brand new Chromebook Acer C720, and I had tried to download a game but it was blocked by chrome. So I went ahead to install Chrbuntu through developer mode and did get it installed however ...
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Chromebook Ubuntu deleted?

I was running ubuntu 14.04 dual boot on my chromebook just fine. But when my cousins used my computer they pressed SPACE at the OS Verification is off press space enable on the bootup screen and I ...
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Why are some commands not working in the terminal of Ubuntu on my Chromebook?

I installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook following the guide here. I am still a beginner on using Ubuntu so all I could tell once it started is that it came almost "naked" (without several programs that ...
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Unable to open Unity after update

I am completely new to the Ubuntu world and just hit my first major problem while installing unity on my chromebook C720. I installed it without problem using crouton and just updated it using the ...
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need help getting terminal and getting a browser

I just downloaded unity to my chromebook and I only have uxterm and xterm but I don't have the regular terminal and it wont let me download software center in either uxterm or xterm so I need help ...
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How do I setup a keyboard mapping compatible with a Chromebook?

Google's Chromebooks do not have standard keyboards. Ubuntu has a Mac layout, but no Chromebook layout. Help! Keys that do no function correctly: All the F keys after F5 All the "Media" keys below ...
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How do I fix my touchpad on my Acer 720 Chromebook

I'm extremely new to Ubuntu so most of the time I don't know what's going on. I just download Ubuntu and in the start-up screen my mouse-pad doesn't work, nor does my touch screen. How should I ...
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E: Type 'sudo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list

I don't know what caused the following to happen: The content of /etc/apt/sources-list.d/mono-xamarin.list is sudo apt-get update.
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HP chromebook 11 CB2 and ubuntu 14.04

I have an HP Chromebook 11 CB2 and am looking to do a true install of Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit on the ARM processor with a live boot USB. I have developer mode enabled and set crossystem dev_boot_usb=1. ...
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Cannot Start Ubuntu in Chromebook without Web Browsing First

I just got a Toshiba 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 and have set up Ubuntu Trusty Tahr with Unity through crouton. Whenever I turn the computer back on after having put it to sleep or shut it down, I cannot ...
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Chrubuntu 12.04 Desktop Won't Load

I'm on a Lenovo X131e Chromebook. Upon start up I am able to move the mouse pointer around a black screen with a blinking text cursor in the top corner. If I switch to a terminal and then try to ...