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 trackpad not working with Ubuntu 15.04

I recently upgraded the SSD on my Acer C720 and installed Ubuntu 15.04 using Crouton. It has been working great so far except that the mouse pad isn't working. I'm super new to Ubuntu and computer ...
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Why can't I go into Ubuntu again after turning on my Chromebook?

After I installed Ubuntu yesterday, I turned my Chromebook back on, did the ctrl+alt+t to get into the crosh terminal thing, but when I enter shell, it says Unknown command: 'shell'. Also, I check in ...
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Unable to Disable Power Button | Ubuntu 14.04.2 running Xfce 4.10

This is my first question here, so if I goof on a convention kindly let me know. Configuration: Ubuntu 14.04.2 with Xfce 4.10 using crouton on an Acer c720 Chromebook Issue: The default behavior ...
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Can't burn image to SD card

I have a problem burning images to my SD card. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an HP Pavilion g6. When I plug my 8gb SD card into the laptop's internal SD card reader it shows up in the dock and I can ...
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Can this be installed on a chromebook? [on hold]

Can I install this software on a chromebook os? And is it complicated?
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Chromebook Unity Usb Execute Permission Troubl

I'm trying to set up a usb drive to have executable permissions on my chromebook running ubuntu but I'm having some issues. When I pull up Xterm and trype fdisk -l, no devices pop up under the ...
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Simplify starting Ubuntu

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 (crouton) on an SD card on my chromebook and it works great. To really make it work well there are a few unix commands that I have to enter before booting up ...
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How to make Ubuntu the default boot OS on Chromebook ASUS 300

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on my Asus 300 chromebook but want to make it the default operating system when it is restarted. From the research I have done a command in crosh after I log into ...
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I am getting a segmentation fault for precise when I try to start a unity how can I fix this?

Whenever I try to start precise through a crosh shell on my acer chromebook it just comes up with a segmentation fault error. I have tried to update precise and xorg to see if would change anything, ...
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How can I stop MineCraft from crashing on my chromebook?

I am trying run minecraft on Linux (Ubuntu) on my chromebook. I use crouton power it. I have installed the correct java version, got it all set up. But the launcher starts and acts perfectly normal. ...
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Storage problems with chromebook?

i delete files then empty them in the trash but it still takes up space on my computer and im at 7 gigs please help fast and on my chromebook im having trouble double right clicking i love this ...
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Error while Booting on chromebook

So everything was working fine yesterday until I was trying to boot today then I got an error "mountall: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such ...
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How to install wine on exagear 12.04lts

I'm having hard times with the installation of wine on exagear i386 Chromebook. Can some help me, is it possible or not.
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How does one install armory on ubuntu?

I downloaded armory (v 0.93.2) and tried to install it using "sudo pdkg -i," "wep," etc., but it will not run. I've also downloaded and installed the plug-ins for the preceding version of armory, but ...
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how to get steam to install on exagear desktop chromebook

I'm having hard times with this one does anyone know how to fix this i gives me this error libc.so.6 and the 3 missing packages (libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libc6:i386) some help
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Can I map Archlinux's official-packages into a PPA automatically?

I've been using chroagh on my Chromebook to get an Archlinux environment. Unfortunately, maintenance of chroagh is not keeping up with Freon. I'm switching to Ubuntu on my Chromebook, since crouton ...
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does anyone know how to install exagear desktop on chromebook with xfce ubuntu?

I'm having problems with Exagear can someone help me? I use the terminal and every thing nothing works. I use this command and I keep getting this error: sudo dpkg -i ...
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Mouse and Keyboard Failure in Ubuntu after Chromebook Update

I get this message when I am running the crouton update in the Chrome terminal on my chromebook. This happened right after a new chromebook update was installed. When I open Ubuntu everything freezes, ...
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Multiple User Accounts Possible using Ubuntu 14.04 on Chromebook via Crouton

I just got a Chromebook (Toshiba Chromebook 2) and, of course, instantly used crouton to install Ubuntu 14.04. Unfortunately, the Toshiba is not currently capable of true dual boot or USB boot (to my ...
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Mouse disappear in Crouton on chromebook?

I have Samsung Chromebook. I have installed crouton in it. When I switch to crouton I don't see mouse cursor. Some how I have to open mousepad application and then it appears back. I am not sure why ...
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Kernel panic when trying to install ubuntu

Summary: When trying to install Ubuntu i get Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0) and the other questions adressing the same error doesn't help since all ...
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Can't boot into ubuntu

I have a lenovo n20p with Ubuntu installed , I was using linux just fine I managed to install wine, I then turned of my laptop and then back on and when I ran sudo startunity it didn't work. I got ...
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Ubuntu sound won't work after downloading necessary packages

I can't get the sound to work on my chromebook while running Ubuntu. I've done it on this very machine before and it's worked fine, but I had to do a powerwash and now the sound won't work, even ...
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How to boot into recovery mode on Ubuntu on chromebook

When I set up Ubuntu on my HP Chromebook 14 again after breaking it, I forgot that the admin password had to be 4 digits and set it as 1 (the password was just 1) since I don't really need a password ...
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Numix-Circle Theme: Word Online does not get recognized

Some of my applications, f.e. Qpdfview, JabRef, Word- Excel- and PowerPoint-Online don't get correctly recognized, so the default icons get used, and not the Numix-Circle Icons. I manually changed ...
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Missing many components after a fresh install

I have a fresh, basic installation of Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity running through crouton on a new Chromebook, a Toshiba Chromebook 2 (CB35). You end up simply opening a chronos Chrome shell and calling ...
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xkb configuration to map Alt + h --> Right

I have a Chromebook that's missing a number of vital keys. I'd like to remap those to ones that are present. Unfortunately the Chromebook has a dearth of keys in general so I need to map a ...
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Can't Get KDE on chromebook

While atepmting to install kde on my chromebook i got this message I: Retrieving Release W: Retrying failed download of http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy/Release then E: Failed getting ...
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Ubuntu on chromebook touchpad stopped working

Touchpad isn't working today when I turned on my c720. Maybe some kind of update erased my config or something? Idk, I don't know the linux. :(
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Hello. I want to create a bootable usb/stick with ubuntu on (or better: for) my chromebook pixel 2015

this link does not work How do you make USB bootable on chromebook user(+lots of numbers) is right. you have to type in what he(!!) says.
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Grant Root/Admin Priveleges on Chromebook with LXDE

I recently used Crouton to install Ubuntu onto my Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311). Most things work fine, but I'm having 2 annoying issues: I cannot use Lubuntu Software Center. I go to my app basket ...
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Ubuntu on Chromebook

So, I recently bought a Toshiba Chromebook 2 and have I've tried everything to wipe Chrome Os off the SSD or to "Legacy Dual Boot" to run a full blown Linux Distro. So in my efforts to get a full ...
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mouse not working in Ubuntu for Acer chromebook

i have a acer chromebook with ubuntu. recently my mouse has stopped working in ubuntu. it will however work in chromeium. this happened after leaving it on during the night and when i woke up it ...
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Ubuntu with Chromebook

I'm thinking about buying a chromebook and heard that it works good with ubuntu. My question is, what does ubuntu offers me while using the chromebook? and does it supports Arabic language? Thanks
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Why is install failing?

Reinstalling Ubuntu on an Acer Chromebook all looks well until at the bitter end I get these lines: "Compiling CRAS (I386)... tests/cras_test_client.c:21:26: fatal error: cras_version.h:No such ...
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Dell Chomebook 11 install error*

I have been trying to install crouton for my chomebook. I previously had it installed then I by accident powerwashed my pc. I went to install it again only to wait 20 min and after have this error ...
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Autorunning Plex command In Ubuntu Unity on Chromebook?

I have managed to get the Plex Media Server running on my Chromebook via Crouton and Unity. The only thing is that it won't load unless I run the command sudo su -c /usr/sbin/start_pms plex Is there ...
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Cant boot in Ubuntu on chromebook

I have an Acer Chromebook C720 I wanted to run exe files so I decided to download Ubuntu. I successfully followed an online tutorial that used a Crouton it all worked fine. But after shutting down and ...
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Chromebook usb bootable disk

I want to create a usb bootable version of Ubuntu server. I have a Chromebook with crouton-XFCE on it. I read online many posts about this, none gave me a solution. I tried to use this approach sudo ...
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Screen goes black as soon as I log in to access my Work on Citrix via icaclient

first question here. All was well when I finally installed icaclient (which did not work on 12.04 (precise), but now does on 14.04 trusty). Suddenly, every time I log into my work via icaclient, as ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...