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 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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Acer Chromebook won't let me boot Ubuntu

I hit Ctrl+Alt+T then the terminal opens, then I type shell then sudo startxfce4 and it worked only once, but then I restarted my Chromebook and when it came back on and I tried to boot Ubuntu it ...
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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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Chromebook Acer C720 won't boot up running 14.04

I just updated to the newest Chromebook OS, but before that I closed out Ubuntu and I updated to the newest Chromebook OS, and it restarted my computer. When my computer started back up without ...
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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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Crouton/Chrome OS reading different amounts of free space [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu to my Acer C710 Chromebook using crouton. I am having a small problem, Chrome OS (in the downloads folder) is saying that I only have 269GB of free space, where as Ubuntu ...
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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 ...
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How to update Chrubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.5 through Crouton on my Chromebook, and I can't seem to make it update. As in, I can't find a way to update from 12.04.5 to a more recent version. Also I have only tried ...
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How to install ubuntu on a chromebook without developer mode? Or enter developer mode without wiping system information (wifi)?

In advance i'd like to thank you for your help. First off, I have installed Ubuntu (Linux) on my chromebook but the problem is it wipes the data and I need the wifi to stay and not forget the network ...
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Ubuntu on Samsung Chromebook 2 boots to Chrome OS

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 but it boots to OS (dev mode) and I don't know how to switch to Ubuntu. Ctrl+Alt+Shift forward/backward doesn't work. Please help!
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Problems with Ubuntu on chromebook

I have a Lenovo X131e Chromebook that has been given to me by my school. My issue is that whenever my computer loses power such as when it runs out of battery a message is displayed upon turning on my ...
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Ubuntu on chromebook launch issue

I was launching Ubuntu on my Chromebook earlier and I got these messages: crosh> shell chronos@localhost / $ sudo startunity Entering /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/precise... hwaudio ...
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Trying to Launch Runescape Client - Nothing Happens

I'm really bad at this, and this is my first experience using Ubuntu. If you don't think your answer needs to be explained, it needs to be explained as if I were three. I'm talking explicit, clear, ...
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Ubuntu experience on Chromebooks [closed]

So I want to buy a cheap laptop, just to code and I need Ubuntu for that. So I thought about Chromebooks, but some questions came to my mind: 1. Which methods are available to install ubuntu on a ...
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Running Ubuntu from a external hard drive?

I currently have a chrome book that I would like to run Unbuntu with for some extra functionality. I would like to also have the option to use Chrome OS as well. I was wondering if I could load Ubuntu ...
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sudo startunity problems

when I open terminal in chrome to go back to Ubuntu i see this: crosh> shell chronos@localhost / $ sudo startunity Entering /usr/local/chroots/precise... /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: 19: exec: ...
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Ubuntu on Chromebook: (precise) “myusername”@localhost: what is precise?

I am new to Ubuntu, so this might be a silly question. I just followed the instruction online and installed Ubuntu on my Acer CB3-111 Chromebook. I noticed something different than the Ubuntu that I ...
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SeaBIOS will not boot grub anymore on a HP Chromebook 14

I removed ChromeOS by reformatting the partitions after I got SeaBIOS to boot grub into Ubuntu 14.10 successfully (worked for weeks). However, it will not boot grub anymore randomly. And there is no ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto an SD Card on a Chromebook

It's as convoluted as it sounds. I already managed to install Ubuntu onto my Asus C300 chromebook using the Crouton method. However, it renders the chromebook slow and freezes frequently. So I was ...
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Installing Steam games to SD card uninstall at shut down

I'm new to Ubuntu and I want to run steam games from my SD card on Unity. I have a 32 Gigabyte SD card and I was able to install all of my games onto it. But when I shut down my computer, all of my ...
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Wifi disconnecting on Ubuntu 14.04 running on C720 Chromebook

I have installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook (actually Xubuntu XFCE) and I'm quite happy with it but the WiFi sometimes connects and sometimes it doesn't. I don't think it's a signal strength issue as all ...
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Console Appears where Desktop Should

I've recently installed the Crouton package for my chromebook and have installed kde. When I try to start it up I can get to the desktop just fine but if I switch back to my Chrome OS desktop and ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Acer Chromebook 13?

Hey guys I was looking to install Ubuntu on my Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T1UU) in the way outlined in on the comment made on this thread: True Ubuntu on Chromebook ARM (samsung) It appears that ...
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Ubuntu on chromebook issue (updated ubuntu now facing problem with sudo startunity)

I updated my ubuntu on chromebook.Now I am unable to load it though crouton.As suggested in some posts I tried to update my crouton 'precise'.But still i am facing the same problem.When i use command ...
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Downloading Ubuntu to acer chromebook

I have an Acer Chromebook c720. I would like to install Ubuntu on it but do not want to use crouton, as it is not real Ubuntu. I am aware there are other posts on the subject, but they are all ...
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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 C720P Touchpad and Touchscreen are not working

I have installed Ubuntu in a Chromebook Acer C720P but neither Touchpad nor Touchscreen nor Microphone are working, I have flashed the ROM using John Lewis help and Ubuntu 14.04 was installed from ...
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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 ...