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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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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I messed up with my audio on my acer c720 chrubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I was having troubles with my audio after I downloaded chrubuntu. So I got on the internet and looked up how to fix it. They told me to uninstall and reinstall the alsa audio in the terminal. So I did ...
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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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How do I install Wine on my Chromebook running Crouton??? I am super noob

Hey so I just got Crouton to run so that I can switch seamlessly between my CHROME OS and Crouton but now I'm a bit stuck. WINEHQ says to add their updater to the repository using the Software ...
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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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Weird Wireless Networking Problems

I'm running xubuntu-desktop on my Samsung chromebook arm7 and it works on the wifi network where I installed the os but it wont work on other networks tho I can assess the routers page i have tried ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, intel chromebook, no sound

I am a total newbie to Ubuntu, and I'm not sure what to do here. I have a Toshiba Chromebook. I had a friend install the latest version of Ubuntu on it for me. For a while, the audio in Ubuntu was ...
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How to set usb Drive with executable permission

I have Steam on my Chromebook (Acer c710) With Saucy, Unity. I was just about to download Dota 2 when I didn't have enough space on my device, so I had a spare usb Flash Drive(Sandisk Cruzer Faucet) ...
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Acer C7 will not boot into Chrubuntu - KERN-C Set as highest priority

I am trying to boot into ChrUbuntu with my Acer C7. When I run the command sudo cgpt show /dev/sda it displays KERN-C as being the highest priority (5), so I'm not sure what's wrong with my Ubuntu ...
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Can anyone help with fixing the touch pad on my Chromebook?

For the record I have installed Xubuntu, through Chrubuntu, on my Toshiba C35 Chromebook. I knew coming in that there would be some hardware issues, and for the most part, I got the other issues fixed ...
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Ethernet problems on ASIX AX88772B USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter

I have some problems with ethernet on Linux chrubuntu 3.13.0-29-generic. Network manager shows the network is connected and the device is recognized, but there is no internet. Interestingly it ...
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startxfce4 wont start like it used to

On a chromebook, when I type in "shell", then "sudo startxfce4", the screen turns black for a second but then it goes back to my chromebook OS. I do ctrl+alt+shift+right arrow, nothing happens. Can ...
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Asus Chromebox Displayport monitor not detected

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot OS on my Asus Chromebox and I'm a linux newbie. Anyway, everything seems to be working fine except for the DisplayPort monitor not working. The ...
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Is it possible to run multiple desktop environments on an HP Chromebook 14 with Ubuntu installed with Crouton?

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, and I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 using both the Crouton and ChrUbuntu methods. However, I personally prefer the Crouton method as I like to easily switch back ...
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Ubuntu full installation on Chromebook

Guys I am quite new here :) I just bought a Google Chromebook HP 14 and I am very happy to be honest. But I do miss my Ubuntu OS :), and the options available to use aren't a real native OS system ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on HP Chromebook 11

Hey guys I was wondering if I can install Ubuntu 14.04 on my new HP Chromebook 11. I like the Chrome OS but I would prefer to have Ubuntu on it. I was reading online and somebody said that it only ...
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I cant get back into Ubuntu after turning off my Acer c710 Chromebook

I took about 1 hour installing Ubuntu to my Acer chrome book. I turned off my computer and now it boots back into Chrome OS (yes i know its supposed to) Then i went onto the Chrome OS dev terminal ...
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How to install sublime text on ubuntu chromebook?

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on my samsung chromebook using crouton. I wanted to know how can i install sublime text on it (any version would do) ? And if it is not possible to install it then please ...
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Installing OpenJDK on (chr)Lubuntu 14.04 on Acer C710

Completely new to Linux, bear with me. I've just this morning succeeded in getting Lubuntu on my Acer C710, thanks to the wonderful script over here. I'm trying to see how Minecraft will run, which ...
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Chrome OS and Ubuntu

I started using Ubuntu a few weeks ago, so I decided to install it also on my Chromebook. It feels so nice, but I get this error when I try to update Ubuntu: W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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How to downgrade from ubuntu 13.10 back to 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu 13.04 on my acer c7 chromebook and I upgraded to 13.10, after the upgrade I didn't like 13.10 because it was too buggy. I really prefer 13.04. Is there anyway which I can ...
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CRAS audio & video stopped working [Chromebook]

It all seemed to start after updating ChromeOS. (I'm running Ubuntu inside of ChromeOS (crouton)) I have no audio, (and video is hit-and-miss, either broken or working). I tried to manually turn the ...
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Videos stopped playing on every website

I have an HP chrome-book 14. I've installed the Ubuntu 12.4 OS on it so I could begin learning to code. Because I prefer the Chrome browser, I've also installed Google Chrome stable (Version ...
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Auto-mount usb drive on chromebook to use with dropbox

I have replaced Chrome OS on my Acer C720 with Ubuntu 14.04, so far I'm quite happy besides the limited local storage capasity. To remedy this I have bought a 32 GB USB Drive (SanDisk Cruzer Fit) and ...