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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Need Linux on Chromebook for work, stuck and need help

I am having difficulties installing Linux (crouton) on my Chromebook-11.6-Quad-Core-Processor This is vital to me to have since I need supported software through windows and must use wine to access ...
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Newbie Alert - Any recommendations for an Ubuntu Laptop or Chromebook to [on hold]

.. use Juju with so I can upload, install many WordPress sites on AWS? I'm living in Vancouver, Canada so selection of Ubuntu laptops and chromebooks that can run Ubuntu is a little limited. Any ...
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Taskbar in xfce [on hold]

I used crouton to install ubuntu on Chrome OS. On the first log into ubuntu (xfce), I chose ''one panel'' option. Now I don't have taskbar. When I minimize application, it goes into ... nothingness, I ...
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Tor browser on crouton xfce

I'm new to Linux and ubuntu, and following an online article, I installed xfce on my toshiba chromebook,however I can't seem to install tor browser. Iv tried many different methods and read tons of ...
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Terminal Marked “Not Executable”, and owner is root. Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Desktop(Chromebook)

So for some reason, terminal didn't appear anywhere when I tried to find it in my applications. So I went to the usr folder in my computer, and searched "terminal" there. I found it, but it was all ...
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Stuck with resized partition installing chrubuntu

I was attempting to install a dual boot of Linux on an SD card on my Chromebook. Unfortunately, I ran the wrong script which resized the stateful partition on the Chromebooks SSD (which I specifically ...
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I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Crouton on my Lenovo N-21 Chromebook and can't get Wi-Fi to work

I really like the design of the desktop and I like how easy it is to access applications and all, I just can't get Wi-Fi to work. When I go to Network Manager, a message appears that says "The system ...
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Gnome on chromebook [on hold]

I'm on a acer Chromebook 11 that was running gnome, but since yesterday and today, when I go to crosh (ctrl alt + t ) and type the following command shell chronos@localhost / $ sudo startgnome It ...
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How to remove firefox installed from a debian package?

I was having some performance issues with firefox 46 so I downgraded it to previous version by removing firefox 46 and installing from an debian package of older version firefox. Later I upgraded the ...
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I'm unable to boot to Ubuntu after Chrome OS Dual Boot

Recently I've seen this tutorial : Install Chrome OS on Laptop I've tried installing Chrome OS on my Laptop. That tutorial has a Dual Boot Function. So I've dual Booted it with Windows 10 and it ...
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I can't get on ubuntu anymore

A few months ago I used this tutorial to download Minecraft on my Chromebook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQxloEB7MwI It worked fine for a while, but when I left town for 2 weeks and came back, ...
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Steam: Robocraft crashes at daily reward crate

I opened steam trough terminal hope to find an error from Robocraft but the screenshot attached is the only info I got from steam. I am on 16.04 on an Hp chromebook 11 g4, I removed chrome completely, ...
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got crouton on USB wanna move all downloaded files go to USB

So i got Crouton xfce ubuntu linux on my USB (im on HP Chrome 14) but whenever i download a file from chromium/web browser in xfce it goes to my USB AND CHROMEBOOK this is a problem because i planning ...
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Sound not working on Hp Chromebook 11 G4 Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Seabios and then used usb to install Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 with no problems, I completely removed Chrome Os. I just realized while playing a game that the sound was not working. So my ...
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Got crouton on USB wanna transfer all files to bigger USB

Hi i got XFCE crouton on my USB on my HP Chromebook 14 and both of them have 16 GB i'm running out of space so im wondering how i can transfer/move all the files in my 16 GB USB to my 258 GB ( i know ...
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Ubuntu on “HP Chromebook 13 G1” with 3200x1800. Does crouton or native install work fine? [closed]

I searched for a low priced MacBook Air alternative with retina resolution and found HP Chromebook 13 At 12.95mm/.51in, the amazingly thin and light HP Chromebook 13 provides professionals a ...
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Problems installing Crouton on a Chromebook

I'm trying to install Crouton and I'm not sure what went wrong so I'll list my problems below: Touchpad stopped working right after it rebooted during developer mode. I downloaded Crouton but it won'...
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How to get ubuntu on USB from chromebook

I have a HP Chromebook 14. I wanna get crouton/Ubuntu unity on my USB from my Chromebook and my USB has 258GB. I have downloaded Linux twice on my Chromebook (not usb). I use /dev/sdb (not sure what ...
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Bluetooth tethering in Crouton with bnep

ChromeOS does not support Bluetooth tethering. This is a pity since my C720 is designed to be used on-the-go, needs internet access, and Android doesn't leave WiFi hotspot on by default since it uses ...
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Wifi stopped working Ubuntu 14.04, wireless card and networks still detected

My WiFi spontaneously quit working - I think I had just closed and reopened the lid of my chromebook, but I don't think I had installed any updates or done anything else that should have had an effect ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't load on my chromebook

Ok so I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my hp chromebook 14 and it won't load. I have been dual booting on my chromebook for a few months now but today nothing happens when I boot it up. I use the command 'sudo ...
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Why won't XFCE won't start after I installed it? [duplicate]

I followed all the directions for installation, and yet when I try to run the command to start it, I get this message. Why is that? I have a Hisense Chromebook with an Intel processor. If you know ...
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Cannot mount crouton on Chromebook

I am having trouble running Ubuntu from my Chromebook. After I run the command sudo startunity in the shell of chrome, it turns into a black screen and then exits the command returning me to the home ...
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How can I get the trackpad/keyboard to work after installing Ubuntu on Acer Chromebook 14 (Crouton)?

I'm a noob at linux, so be gentle. I can install crouton and go through the process of getting unity up and running (newest version of everything). The track pad at first works, but the pressure you ...
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Grub cannot find kernel image on a Chromebook

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and i know i like it. So i figured I can take the plunge with the Chromebook I have. So, I fully replaced the stock BIOS on my Dell Chromebook 11 (i3 model) with one made by ...
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Chromebook Ubuntu Delete Key

Hi wondering how to go about this, I have a Chromebook with Xubuntu installed on it. This Chromebook has no Delete key however it'd be really useful to have now and I'm unsure about how to gain the ...
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No sound on Acer Chromebook 11 running 12.04 (precise) with xfce?

I recently installed xfce on my acer chromebook 11 and i tried to watch a video in youtube but the sound didnt work. I've tried some different things i found on google but i cant seem to find one that ...
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On 16.04 I lose the ability to write to or shutdown hard drive after un-suspending

This is happening on a flashed Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015). If I leave my computer suspended long enough I lose the ability to write to my drive (can not create new documents, run scripts, open ...
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Cannot use 'make' to install Digimend Driver on C720P running Crouton

I have little to almost no knowledge of Linux but I have been using Xubuntu 14.04 on a C720P Chromebook for almost a year now. Today I got a new graphics tablet "Huion 420" and I have been trying to ...
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ChromeOS terminal keeps flashing Ubuntu on Chromebook

I installed Ubuntu (Xubuntu) on a Chromebook laptop following these instructions http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343 It has worked perfectly and I ...
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Problems with Ubuntu via Crouton on Chromebook

I have a few problems and questions. First of all I am using a brandnew Chromebook Acer R11 and used this guide to install Ubuntu next to Chrome OS: http://chromebookblog.de/ubuntu-auf-dem-chromebook-...
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Chromebook, Ubuntu and Second Life

Alright so I'm a long term Windows user. My computer died and i had to fall back onto a Beta Chromebook with Chrome OS. now I have already used a youtube video to install Linux/Ubuntu/Unity with ...
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Install Ubuntu Poin2 Chromebook

I'm a new user in the world of Android and Linux. I buy this: https://poin2.com/store.html All my life I have work, game and generally use windows base PC. I do not have mayor knowledge in programing,...
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Macbuntu Problem

So I'm new to the whole Ubuntu thing, and I thought I would try to make my Toshiba Chromebook 2 look like a mac using this tutorial: http://lifehacker.com/5665765/macbuntu-makes-your-linux-desktop-...
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Can't get back onto ubuntu on chromebook

So for the past weeks I've tried to get steam on my chromebook and I finally got it on, but I had to get off my PC soon as I got it and when I tried to get back on Ubuntu to check if Steam worked I ...
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Saving and downloading not working on Chrome OS - Ubuntu dual boot

I have an Acer C300 Chromebook with a dual boot Chrome OS - Ubuntu System, However since installing Ubuntu I cannot save or download anything on Chrome OS. Saving and downloads still work when booting ...
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Having trouble with Desktop

So I just downloaded Ubuntu through the Chromebook Developer mode but my desktop is bare with not software center or firefox. Could someone help me figure this out?
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installing for Chromebook converted to Linux?

I just got Linux on my Chromebook. for now, Chromebook is my only option to use Linux as my desktop is out of commission. I started using The Odin Project, and I need a bunch of things on my ...
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Why is gconf-editor showing limited keys?

Running 14.04 Trusty (on chromebook chroot) and trying to get rid of volume mounting desktop icons. As per many articles, trying to use gconf-editor to change volumes_visible key but there's nothing ...
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Audio issue with Ubuntu on my Chromebook - Please help

So I hacked the bios on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 to install Ubuntu. My first install went great. I circumvented the audio driver issues by replacing the sound config file with the open source asound....
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I powerwashed a Chromebook with Crouton installed. I still have my Chroot on a flashdrive. How do I load up the chroot again?

I have a Chomebook in Developer mode with Ubuntu on a chroot on a flash drive. Recently, I had to Powerwash my Chromebook because of an error which could not be resolved any other way. I still have my ...
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steam for ubuntu “unity” 12.04 Lts 64 bit on samsung chromebook 3

OK, so I bought a Samsung Chromebook 3 model code: XE500C13-K01US just to figure out I cant play the games I wanted to.. should have done a little more research before purchasing.. but I found out you ...
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Unable to change desktop environment to cinnamon on chromebook

I tried to install cinnamon with crouton on my Chromebook, which didn't work. Because of that I choose to install Ubuntu 14.04 with xubuntu. Afterwards I installed the cinnamon desktop environment ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on an ASUS C100P Chromebook

The download file will not open because it's not supported. How do I open the ubuntu desktop file and install it?
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Unpacking and configuring kvm components

In this guide : http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/RunningKVM It says "If you are using a recent kernel (2.6.25+) with kvm modules included, boot into it" What does it mean boot into the kernal?
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No free disk space even after deleting files from chromebook Downloads folder

Out of Ubuntu 14.04 via crouton I have recently deleted many files from the Downloads folder of my Toshiba Chromebook 2. Now I suspect they have not been completely removed since df -h shows 9.4G out ...
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Shortcut keys not working on ubuntu acer c720 such as brightness, forward, delete, etc

Whenever I press Backward, it just come ups as F1, I heard about a post but somehow, I have to erase my system and do not have a chance to post this post (with answers). After you fix it, it should ...
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Upgrading to 14.0.4 LTS Chrooted Chromebook

I may be a little out of my depth here, but here it goes. In order to start learning some python coding I decided to start the process along by installing crouton on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 and ...
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Sound and Video issues on Chromebook

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Chromebook Acer C720. I am running into issues playing YouTube videos, as well as playing any sound. Commands haven't worked for the sound, and I have no clue how ...
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Suspend Troubles on Ubuntu 15.10 32-bit

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 32-bit on my Acer C720 chromebook. The screen keeps on turning off and the system keeps on suspending even when I set both the "Suspend when inactive for" settings in the ...