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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Can't switch to dual boot Chromebook with ctrl + back

Over the past week, long story, short, let's just say that I was experimenting with the wrong stuff. In the process, I've managed to not even be able to execute the apt-get function due to it "not ...
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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 C720 Touchpad and Touchscreen are not working

I have installed Ubuntu in a Chromebook Acer c720 but neither Touchpad nor Touchscreen are working, I have flashed the ROM using John Lewis help and Ubuntu 14.04 was installed from scratch. ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 on chromebook x131 issue

I have installed Ubuntu (12.04) on my Chromebook. However any time it shuts down it exits away from developer mode and as a result wipes out all of my data including Ubuntu. This also happens when i ...
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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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chromebook c720 keys not working?

The whole top row of my chromebook c720's keys aren't working except for the power button.Is there a command prompt i can type in the terminal to make these keys work? (the non working keys are back ...
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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

Don't know what happened for this 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 ...
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How do I back up my apps?

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on my Acer C720 Chromebook, and I am planning on upgrading my undersized drive that is not optimal for running full Linux, and reinstalling Chrome OS and a Linux ...
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How do install the latest version of Ubuntu on my HP Chromebook 14?

I need help jailbreaking my chromebook. I have a HP Chromebook 14. I've downloaded ubuntu the "precise" version but i want to install the latest that i can with chromebook. im not sure if i can just ...
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Delete files with a key in a Chrubuntu

I have a Chromebook Acer C720P, I have installed Ubuntu but I am facing an annoying issue, there is not any key to delete files or things, I have to do it manually clicking the items and selecting ...
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How do I fix suspend in HP Chromebook 14? (Chrubuntu 14.10)

WHen I close the lid, it suspends, but when I open it again, the screen stays full black. If I hit the power button, occasionally it will come back to life but sometimes i have to force a reboot ...
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i have a black screen when booting ubuntu 14.04 just after update on my samsung chromebook

hey guys i got a problem i have spent day and night for the past week trying to install Ubuntu on a Samsung Chromebook which i plan to do an internal hardware makeover on but unfortunately right now ...
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How can I make Ubuntu my main OS on a Chromebook?

I was recently gifted a Samsung Chromebook. I want to completely delete Chrome OS and make Ubuntu 14.04.1 my main operating system. When I upgraded 12.04 to 14.04.1 from a standard download, as usual ...
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audio problem Can't hear sounds on Linux (KDE (on Chromebook)

So I was playing on my computer after that I turn it off then I went to sleep then I woke up and turn on the computer and went on Linux then I hear no sounds I check the sound Kmix and thats it. Then ...
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USB installer just exits when trying to install on a Chromebook C720

I am trying to reinstall a full (not Crouton, not ChrUbuntu) version of Linux on my C720 Acer Chromebook. I already have Ubuntu on there, but it's having some problems, and requires a reinstall. I ...
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Ubuntu on developer mode of Toshiba CB35-B3340 Chromebook 2

Has anybody tried the Ubuntu on the Chromebook Developer mode of the new Toshiba CB35-B3340 Chromebook 2? As far as I know, this Intel Bay-Trail laptop is on sale from November 2014 in the US, maybe ...
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how to install ubuntu on chromebook hp 14

I have an hp chromebook 14 and I want to run ubuntu on it but I cant find a video on it could somebody give me directions on how to do it and have this kind of interface ...
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Ubuntu install on Chromebook using codestarter script stalling at updates

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my chromebook (acer 720) using the codestarter script here https://github.com/codestarterorg/ubuntu-chromebook-installer. It seems to be stalling on the portion of ...
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I can't access Ubuntu on my Chromebook

After running Ubuntu successfully for about a year, I am now unable to boot it from my Acer Chromebook. After I toggle over to chrome, this is what happens: localhost login: chronos last login: ...
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Acer C720 trackpad not working Ubuntu 14.10

Just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my acer c720 chromebook. The touchpad is unresponsive.
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Hearthstone on chromebook (Samsung)

I've installed ubuntu with crouton (version 12.04 of ubuntu) and wonder if there's a chance I can install games like hearthstone on it, and if so, how? I'm aware that it's not a laptop for games and ...
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HP ChromeBook 14 N Videa tegra k1

I have ordered a HP chrome book 14 with the tegra k1 processor. Am I able to run Ubuntu Linux on this processor? I had a look at other threads and could not find the answer I was looking for. I know ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 is ignoring touchpad settings

I have opened the mouse & touchpad control panel and moved the touchpad speed to "fast" but it's still very slow. Moving that back and forth makes no difference in speed, it's still ignored. How ...
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Chromebook: How can I boot into Unity at startup?

I have an Acer C720 Chromebook. Using Crouton, I have installed Unity. I boot into it by typing the sudo startunity command in shell. Since I feel Chrome OS has nothing to offer me at the moment, I ...
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Can i use this to play hearthstone on my acer chromebook c720 [duplicate]

I have an Acer chromebook c720 can I use this to play hearthstone on it? If so how do i go about that what should i install?
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How do I get the trackpad on my Acer C7 Chromebook to work in 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer C7 Chromebook via USB, and once it booted up I was unable to use my trackpad at all, not even during install. I have to use an external mouse.
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How full is the Ubuntu ARM port (repositories)?

I'm thinking about buying a new laptop (Chromebook). Now I previously had a Chromebook and installed Crouton and Chrubuntu on it. Chrubuntu was bad, but I was quite happy with Crouton, battery ...
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chromebook 14 touchpad not working with newly installed ubuntu 14.10

I just got a new hp chromebook 14, installed ubuntu 14.10 through chrubuntu and unfortunately, although everything else seems to be ok, the touchpad does not work at all. I am new to ubuntu/linux etc, ...
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Why does my Chromebook stop connecting to the internet after it hasn't been used for awhile?

I am having a major issue since I moved with my chromebook. If I let it sit for awhile (even just 20 minutes) and come back to it, it says it's not connected to the internet. Usually whatever I had ...
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running Pycharm Gtk-Message: Failed to find module “unity-gtk-module”

I'm work trying to run Pycharm on Ubuntu/crouton on my HP 11 chromebook. Everytime I try to run I get the error: Gtk-Message: Failed to find module "unity-gtk-module" Can someone help?
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How to start Ubuntu when not made it default [duplicate]

I can't make Ubuntu default on my chromebook so how to start Ubuntu from Chrome OS?
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Black screen trying to use Unity desktop on a Samsung Chrombook

I cannot open the unity desktop on my Samsung Chromebook. When I toggle to it I get a completely black screen.
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Android studio installation on chromebook

I am trying to install android studio on my chromebook by running the commands listed in this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjJxwO5NIJk but once I get to 2:45 and i type in ./studio.sh, ...
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Resetting Ubuntu 14.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Chromebook and want to know how i would reset it to when I first got it or factory mode. I want to do this because I am trying to install android studio, but ...