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 find job mysql on crouton precise

I'm using Ubuntu precise as chroot in my chromebook machine. I'm trying to install mysql through apt-get install mysql-server. The thing is, when I try to start it, it can't find the job: ...
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Laptop for Ubuntu and Java programming

I want to buy a laptop for on the go programming. It does not matter if I would need to install Ubuntu on it, but it would be nice if it was pre-installed. I looked into purchasing a Chromebook and ...
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Chromebook lxde barebones fix

I recently decided to install lxde on my hp 14 chromebook (arm) and when crouton finished installing I got an extremely barebones version of lxde. I have heard that there are lines you can type I the ...
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Need Chromebook flash player

It seems that the pepper flash that comes with Chrome on Linux does not allow for restricted DRM content to be streamed. All other OS's can, and do, use their specific versions just fine. Is there ...
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Installing Chrubuntu on Acer Chromebook C710

Good afternoon... I've installed Chrubuntu MANY TIMES before and I've never had this problem when installing it other times. I followed the instructions from A Blogspot Post and it has never failed ...
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Unable to login Ubunutu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu. I did not do any updates or anything recently but for some reason I can only login to the guest account. It does not take me through a login loop, the screen flashes and just stays ...
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My Acer C720 all of a sudden won't boot my ubuntu install

I have a Acer C720 Chromebook. I was on Ubuntu. I rebooted, and I pressed Ctrl-L for Legacy Boot. It showed the bios screen. It said Booting from hard disk... and didn't do anything else. ChromeOS ...
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USB recognition of external device

I'm running trusty xfce 14.4 on a Samsung Chromebook 2 basically i want to update an external device (UE boom portable speaker) via wine (the updater program for the speaker is only supported by ...
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An Application won't launch via Terminal or Desktop File

I am trying to launch the Linux beta version of Scrivener. I downloaded the .deb version, and tried to open it with GDebi Package Installer. However,the message Error : Wrong Architecture 'amd64' ...
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How do I play superhot

I have a chromebook running unity. I have also tried Plasma and XFCE. None of them have worked so far. To my knowledge I have tried or have everything on the other 2 forums regarding superhot. ...
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I need more disc space. PLEASE HELP!

I have ubuntu on my chromebook. I bought Cs:go from steam but couldnt install it because i was low on disc space. I have washed everything resseting my original MB. Thi still does not meet the ...
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Can't open Ubuntu from Chromebook

I use Ubuntu XFCE4 and I just upgraded to 14.04. So I rebooted my computer like it asked and when I tried to boot into Ubuntu, it came up with the usual message about an error and that it closed ...
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Problem installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 12.04 (Crouton)

I'm using 12.04 with Xfce on a Chromebook using crouton. The package downloads and says it needs to install proprietary software. It seems to finish and then just does nothing. It also does nothing ...
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Ubuntu Server on Chrome OS/Chromebook?

You hear everyone talking about wanting Ubuntu on their Chromebook. I'm looking to install the Ubuntu server and completely remove ChromeOS. Is this possible? If so how? Thank you.
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How can I download audio from youtube videos with my ubuntu? [duplicate]

My system: I am using a Toshiba Chromebook II with an Intel processor and running Linux ubuntu with a duel boot. What I have tried: I have downloaded MediaHuman's "Youtube to MP3" application but ...
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USB devices keep asking for password - polkit makes no difference

I was trying to make a live USB using 14.04 Ubuntu dual boot on a Chromebook. I used startup usb creator, but it wouldn't work, kept saying installation failed. It said I didn't have permission to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Chromebook without a dual-boot

I am looking at getting a Chromebook but I don't like limitations on my computer systems and looking to get back into a heavier Linux work load. Has anyone install a complete version of Ubuntu on a ...
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Open terminal keyboard shortcut not working, launcher and top menu disappeared.

Ubuntu Version 14.10: My Unity bar and top menu bar have disappeared. I cannot open terminal like they said to open the terminal using the keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+T, but it didn't work. I install ...
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Why is my system unable to locate libreadline when I'm certain I've installed it?

I am trying to set up my chromebook for development with crouton and ubuntu. I am using the railsgirls recipe to install rails and I'm getting stuck at: E: Unable to locate package libreadline I ...
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Ubuntu Won't Open From Chrome

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 on an acer chromebook. I was using Ubuntu and running PlayonLinux with something uninstalling. I went to go back to Chrome OS to check if I was connected to the ...
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AndroidStudio install on Chromebook - crouton-Skript Ubuntu14.04

I bought a Chromebook from Acer with an ARM-Architecture (ARM7 => 32bit, i think) I want to program in Android-Studio. So I downloaded it and tried to install, but it didn't work. The ...
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Elementary OS website spontaneously opens up in Chrome throughout the day. I have no idea why or how to stop it. Any solutions?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my chromebook. However I'm 100% sure the chromebook has nothing to do with it as the problem just started up a couple days ago some time after visiting elementary.io . I ...
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Help with PLayOnLinux, FS_Check warning, failed to load “canberra-gtk-module”

I've attempted to run PlayOnLinux many times and so far, I either cannot install a program, like a game, because it throws an error, saying it failed to download... Or In the event I was able to ...
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Linux Won't Run

Wow. I recently installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook C720. I installed it using Crouton, so it runs Chrome and Ubuntu side by side. I can switch between them with a hot key. For more information on my ...
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Cannot reset password on X Term, [duplicate]

I cannot reset my password on X term, it will result in saying 'Authentication token manipulation error', and it will not change my password. I tried using the command 'chromeos-setdevpasswd' in both ...
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What systems/remote desktops allow remote unlocking and locking

I have a very good desktop running ubuntu 15.04. I have a 2gb chromebook for developing on the go. The chromebook is not powerful enough to do what I need, so I need to be able to unlock my pc ...
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Error while booting Unity on Chromebook

After following a guide on how to set up Ubuntu it worked fine. I shut down my computer and restarted. Afterwards, I tried booting it again from the Chromebook terminal, it would not start and I would ...
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Ubuntu.iso - how to use it?

So, I have chromebook (Samsung 503c), and I was turn on the developer mode, and turn on usb boot, so I download a ubuntu.iso file, but I can't extract it to my usb stick. How I can do that (extract ...
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Why does my scroll reverse in Telegram desktop application?

I have reverse(Australian) scrolling on my laptop which works fine. However, when I open Telegram(only happens in Telegram), it suddenly shifts back to normal. Every other application is as it's ...
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Can't access downloads in crosh when using cd /home/user/*/Downloads (without * *)

I think the problem may stem from myself using the wrong username, but I cant be sure. Trying to do whats detailed in this post, but can't get past that step.
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Uninstalling Ubuntu on Chromebook

Look, this whole Ubuntu thing has turned out to be a disaster catastrophic. It’s all buggered up. I’m looking to uninstall it. It’s currently on my Chromebook C720, and keep in mind that my hard drive ...
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Ubuntu will not boot on Chromebook C720

I've recently installed Linux on my Chromebook, and it’s turning out to be a complete nightmare. It’s a Chromebook C720. My first problem is that Ubuntu will not boot. Whenever I enter the user name ...
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steam won't install on chromebook 15.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my chromebook, the new way through usb boot, and it won't let me install steam, it downloaded the package and took me to the software center for download but all ...
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how to fix the Nvidia driver runlevel error

this is the error i keep getting does anyone know how to fix this or how to check my runlevel. i been having trouble with error on my 32 bit arm based Samsung series 3 Chromebook. this error keeps ...
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Change desktop environment from terminal?

I have installed Crouton on my chromebook, with the standard unity desktop(Ubuntu 12.02). However, I wish to use the Gnome 3 desktop environment. I cannot however install gnome-shell, since it ...
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Install full partition of Ubuntu on Chromebook(removing Chrome OS fully?)

Are there any guides on how to do this specifically? I do not wish to dual-boot, I only want it to run ubuntu. I have looked at several guides but I am unsure of which to follow - most seem to do the ...
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Dell 11 Ubuntu MATE: touchpad sensitivity problems

(I also posted this in the Unix/Linux Stack Exchange. Not trying to spam you guys, just not sure where to post). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 MATE on a Dell 11 Chromebook, and since booting for the ...
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How do I install Steam after this error? Ubuntu 14.04

Attempting to get steam on my Chromebook has been a real headache. When I double click the Steam Icon Package Installer opens and says: Steam needs to install these additional packages: ...
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reversed (or previously applied) patch detected! Assume -R? [n]?

Anybody have any idea what this is? "reversed (or previously applied) patch detected! Assume -R? [n]" I am in the middle installing Ubuntu on an Acer C720. I'm not sure what to do and can't find ...
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Want to install Ubuntu on Chromebook

I have an Acer C720, with a 64 gb SSD, in which I would like to install Ubuntu. But I don't want the "crouton" version. If I follow the directions from here ...
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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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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 ...