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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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 ...
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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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Dependency not satisfiable (libglib2.0.0 (>=2.35.9))

What does it mean by saying dependency not satisfiable? I am trying to install google web designer on ubuntu linux (which is running through unity on my Chromebook).
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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: ...
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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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Getting undertale sounds to work correctly

I have a chromebook, and I have installed crouton on it with Unity. I have put the game Undertale on there and it runs flawlessly except that the sound isn't playing back properly - It sounds like a ...
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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 ...
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How to install 16.04 (xenial) with crouton?

A while back I was trying to install Xenial on my HP Chromebook, which Xenial at the moment is not stable for Crouton, if that makes sense. My install code was: sudo sh crouton -r xenial -t gnome ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“The system network services are not compatible with this version” error on Ubuntu 12.04 partitioned through Samsung Chromebook 2

I recently partitioned my Samsung Chromebook 2 for Ubuntu 12.04. For some reason I can't use the internet in the Ubuntu partition because of a "SSL connection error." When I try to enter the Network ...
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How can I delete xfce4 if I deleted crouton?

I downloaded xfce on my Chromebook, but my graphics driver isn't updated enough so I cant do a lot of the things I wanted to, and I wasn't successful at updating it so I am currently trying to delete ...
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Whats the best way to install Ubuntu on a Samsung Chromebook?

I have been wondering what's the best way to install Ubuntu, on a Samsung Chromebook 2 Specification: Intel Celeron with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of flash storage. I am really not sure if that will be ...
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Touchpad on HP Chromebook 14 does not work in Ubuntu 14.04.4 (64-bit)

Some moments before, I've downloaded Ubuntu ISO file and installed on my HP Chromebook 14, everything worked perfect except touch pad. It did not work from beginning where setup start. I've tried ...
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Asus chromebook flip c100 arm install. Please help me?

Can anyone tell me how to install ubuntu on asus c100 flip. I've tried multiple different places and can't ever get the gui to load. Also, after doing the partition once it never asks me again. Is ...
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Use SD card for all new installations from apt-get

I just got a Chromebook, it's great! I'm switching between Chrome OS and Ubuntu+XFCE using crouton, and doing most of my non-browsing work on Ubuntu. I'm almost out of space so decided I'd buy a ...
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How to remap F4 to F11 on Chromebook

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a Toshiba Chromebook. The keyboard has no F11 key. The F4 key has the fullscreen icon because thats what Chrome OS uses, so I would like to use that to make ...
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Ubuntu USB stick for Chromebook

I have searched and still can not figure out how to get Ubuntu installed onto a USB drive. I've ran both the "s9yrd" and "tnyga" commands, but to no avail. I either get a no such file directory or ...
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Can't install kubuntu restricted extras on hp chromebook

This is what it comes up with when I try to install it: (precise)bailey@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras [sudo] password for bailey: E: Could not get lock ...
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Steam failing to install on chromebook hosted crouton

I installed Linux Crouton xfce4 on my Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 to use steam. I then installed the Ubuntu software center to install steam. When I launch steam and install, I get 3 errors. E: ...
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Ubuntu not Opening After Upgrade

I am using a Samsung ARM Chromebook that I recently installed Ubuntu Unity on and then updated it to Ubuntu 14.04. Before I started the upgrade, it said that my Chromebook might not have the proper ...
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black screen on startup (gnome)

I am running ubuntu on chromebook using crouton. this started happening a few weeks ago right after I updated ubuntu to 12.04 to 14.04, then logged out. Some people said that you have to run this ...
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How can I install Packet Tracer on Chrubuntu from a tar.gz?

I currently have Chrubuntu on a Chromebook alongside the ChromeOS. I'm having difficulty installing the latest version of Packet Tracer onto it. I currently have a tar.gz in my Downloads folder but ...
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Can I run Ubuntu on Rockchip processor and can ubuntu run MS Office?

I am looking into buying an inexpensive notebook simply for taking notes at school and such. I have found a Chromebook that would fit my needs but I would like to try Ubuntu. The laptop in question ...
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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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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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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 ...