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Questions tagged [chromebook]

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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Crouton - periodic freezing [on hold]

[I'm super new to Crouton and Linux, and I'm pretty unproductive when I'm confused, so I've decided to start asking questions!] I followed a how-to to install Crouton in order to use my Chromebook as ...
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Chromebooks Installed with Ubuntu 18.04 Sound isn't Working

I am working with a school and we had a couple hundred Lenovo N21 and N22 laptops donated to us. They were nearing the end of their support cycle so I am installing 18.04 on them using MrChromeBox's ...
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No sound on Dell Chromebook 11

So recently, I bought a Dell Chromebook 11 off of amazon, reformatted the BIOS, and installed Ubuntu on it, and its been working great. But the one problem I have been having is with the sound. I've ...
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How to write ubuntu image to a bootable USB stick in a Chromebook? [duplicate]

My main computer running Windows 10 is showing BSoD, and I want to install Ubuntu in it. I have a spare Chromebook. How to make a bootable usb stick with it, which I can use to install Ubuntu?
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Can anybody help with failed to create symbolic link

Ive been using a Chromebook and trying to get Linux on my micro SD card so i have been doing this and creating a link to get the downloads on the SD card so this happend. sudo ln -s /media/removable/...
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Freezing issue with crouton on chromebook

I'm a total noob but I am trying to install and run Linux so I that I can learn it. All I have is a chromebook, so I used the method of using crouton to run them at the same time. I have very limited ...
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No sound on Ubuntu 18.04.3 on Lenovo Chromebook 11e Glimmer

I installed a new BIOS on my Lenovo 11e Chromebook Glimmer And installed Ubuntu 18.04.3, I'm only getting a 'dummy output' and I tried over 20 solutions to fix it and still nothing.
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Remote access with xfce4 installed on Chromebook ASUS CN60

I have ASUS chromebox CN60 with installed XFCE4.12 (Xubuntu). XFCE is automatically starting on chromebox startup with specific website in web browser. Everything is working good, but I have problem ...
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How do you install SeaBIOS on an Acer Chromebook 11 c720p-2600?

I have tried multiple times to install SeaBIOS to an Acer Chromebook 11 c720p-2600. I have also failed multiple times. Can anyone tell me how to install SeaBIOS to the Chromebook?
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How do you boot into Ubuntu from USB on Chrome OS without SeaBIOS?

I was doing experiments with Chrome OS and I wanted to install Ubuntu 18.04 via SeaBIOS. I've tried countless times to install SeaBIOS, but the terminal will not recognize the commands I put in. Can ...
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USB-C Hub Ethernet Not Working

Today I installed Ubuntu 18.04.3 on a Google Pixel Chromebook (2015) using the MrChromebox firmware script. The installation went well but there seems to be a problem with my [USB-C Hub with ethernet]...
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No sound on Dell Chromebook 13 3380 on Ubuntu 18 LTS

I flashed firmware of my Dell Chromebook 13 3380 by MrChromebox script. Then, I installed Ubuntu 18 LTS but I am not getting any kind of sound. I have tried muting and unmuting alsa also. I have ...
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Ubuntu on ARM Tegra Chromebook (Acer CB5-311)

recently I got a chromebook ACER CB5-311. As the ChromeOS basically is not fully OS I wanted to try installing Ubuntu on SD card. I've tried all the scripts from the github and reddit and they are all ...
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Can't start GNOME in Chromebook after downloading packages from Muon

I am very new to the Linux world. I am working on a Chromebook, so I have crouton installed and found out that the software center won't work so I did some research and found out about Muon and ...
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No sound on ubuntu 19 on chromebook?

i have ubuntu 19 installed on my chromebook so i can stream my gaming rig to it with parsec. However, my only option for output is "Dummy output". I'm not exactly sure what to do. Does anybody know a ...
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Ubuntu USB Boot Question

I have an old HP Chromebook 14 (Falco) that I removed the SSD from to replace the damaged one in another Chromebook of the same model. I'm wondering if I can use this old Chromebook (which doesn't ...
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Issue with hotkey in Crouton to switch between Chrome and Ubuntu

I have a Chromebook on which I am trying to install Ubuntu. The installation proceeds fine, and I seem to have a working Ubuntu system. I used Crouton, which is supposed to have a hotkey combination ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu (without crouton) on Samsung Chromebook 2 (XE503C32)?

There is no more updates for ChromeOS. Support ended on June 2019. https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/6220366?hl=en Is it possible to install Ubuntu on Samsung Chromebook 2 (XE503C32), ...
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Broken package can't be removed without installing it, which I can't do

I have a problem with my system. I want to get rid of some packages to free up some space, because I am running an Ubuntu chroot with crouton on a Chromebook with only 64GB of storage, almost all of ...
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Is the Chrome OS Files app available to install on Ubuntu?

I was wondering if there was a way to install the Chrome OS (Chromebook) Files app on my Ubuntu Disco system without having to build it from source? (Image URL: https://news-cdn.softpedia.com/images/...
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How do I remove ChromeOS from my HP chromebook?

ChromeOS keeps taking up CPU usage to 100%, and messes with me running Linux apps, so I would like to remove ChromeOS and go Ubuntu-only. Linux was installed on this 14-ca052wm Chromebook using ...
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Ubuntu anki stopped working and getting error on re-install?

2 week old chromebook with linux anki 2.1.14 installed on it. Worked fine til 2 days ago where anki would no longer open but rather just have a spinning wheel forever. I uninstalled everything, ...
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How do I use printers?

First things first: the most experience I've had printing in linux is printing from a chromebook, and I'm not sure that counts. Secondly, I am chrooting ubuntu with a chromebook, and I have ...
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Dropbox erasing itself (in Ubuntu)?

I am a not too Linux savvy so perhaps use a grain of salt,but this seems weird to me... Dropbox seems to be erasing itself from my Ubuntu install (Chromebook - Crouton with xiwi, Ubuntu 16.04.06 xfce)....
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Error while trying to download chromium onto my chrome book authentication error

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 onto my chromebook using crouton (xfce4) and downloaded the software center (apt-get install software-center) however when I do into the software center to install ...
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Gdrive File Sharing option missing

I am using Ubuntu Unity 16.04 on Chromebook by crouton With online accounts manager, I connected a Google Account, but i guess there are some issues with this pannel. First of all, In the sync options ...
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No sound intel hda chip Ubuntu 18.04

I installed ubuntu on my chromebook (samsung chromebook 3) and I am not getting any sound I have tried playing with alsamixer (there is only one thing and it is not muted) I have tried the fixed ...
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Can you change what key is the right click modiefier

I’m have a chrome book that I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on and was wondering if there was a way to change the modifier key for a right click. Usually it’s alt, but for some reason it is set to shift. I ...
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Ubuntu xfce need more disk space (Chromebook)

I recently downloaded Ubuntu xfce4 4.12 for my Chromebook. It is running pretty smoothly and I want to make the full switch. Is there any way to allocate more disk space to xfce or just remove Chrome ...
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Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-532 full BIOS flash with Ubuntu - No sound

Question relates to: Chromebook 15 Acer model CB3-532 Braswell With write protect screw removed I performed full BIOS flash. Replaced write protect screw. Installed Ubuntu 18.04 as the only operating ...
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Installing Gnome Software center for Ubuntu 18.04 on Chromebook

So I have a Samsung chromebook. I put Ubuntu on it using the crouton and it installed ubuntu 16.04 with xfce. I was able to update the system to 18.04 and have confirmed that it is actually running ...
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I am running a chroot on chrome os and my Ubuntu version is 16.04.6. Can I update to a newer version?

I am on a Chromebook and am running a chroot. My Ubuntu version is 16.04.6 I want to upgrade to a newer version. Is this possible? If I look online, it says to open a program called update manager. ...
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Touchpad isnt working in Ubuntu 19.04

I am running Ubuntu on a HP Chromebook 11 G5 Touchscreen edition. uname -a: Linux emattpoyourebooted-Setzer 5.0.0-15-generic #16-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 6 17:41:33 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux ...
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Why won't my chromebook correctly install linux?

I have an acer chromebook 14, which I recently enabled the linux beta on. However, when trying to install the software center I have only received error messages. I have tried to install it both with ...
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sound doesn’t work

I have an Acer Chromebook R11 and I didn’t really like Chrome OS because it’s not flexible at all so I decided to download Crouton, it was working ok but I wanted to get full linux because i liked it ...
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Help debugging a touchpad?

I have an Chromebook running Ubuntu with KDE Plasma in a chroot through Crouton. I recently updated it to 18.04 which I believe is unsupported right now so this might be futile because the kinks ...
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In Xubuntu 16.04 how do I use the GUI to view a device name?

I am on Xubuntu 16.04 running on my Chromebook through Crouton. My end goal here is to mount my SD Card so that I may use that as the install location on Steam games as the Hard Drive on my ...
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Unable to load Ubuntu on ACER N15Q8 under Google's Iinux beta

On my Acer I get a linux prompt, root@penguin$, through Chromebook Linux beta but am unable to load Ubuntu through /etc/apt/sources.list (permission denied) and unable to load a previously-made Ubuntu ...
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Chromebook ubuntu 16.04 problem

So I´ve got this problem, if I open ubuntu with shell, sudo startunity. My ubuntu open just fine, but I can't open anything in ubuntu or run any commands. For example, I can't open firefox because I ...
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How do I print with Xubuntu?

I am trying to print out a file from LibreOffice. Whenever I press ctrl+p, however, the print window comes up, but the only option is "Generic Printer," which really isn't all that useful. I am ...
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No sound on Chromebook CB3-111-C670 Ubuntu 18.04

I've just installed Ubuntu on this Chromebook with everything working except the sound it says the audio device is: Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller
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Unable to ssh to raspberry pi with ubuntu from chrome book

I have an Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431 running ubuntu 16.04 through the crouton method. I have a raspberry pi that I can ssh from literally any other Ubuntu computer, and even the Crosh shell from the ...
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Is it possible to setup Ubuntu Minimal on a device without Ethernet?

I have a Chromebook that I would like to install Ubuntu on. I previously had GalliumOS on it, but for several reasons, I choose not to use it. I then installed full Ubuntu on the laptop, leaving only ...
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ChromeOS not booting from USB install media

I am trying to boot Ubuntu from my Chromebook. It is a Lenovo Yoga C630. I have developer and debug mode turned on, with crossystem dev_boot_usb=1 dev_boot_legacy=1 I also ran this from the Ctrl+...
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How do I take a screenshot in Ubuntu with a chromebook?

I'm using a Chromebook and this keyboard doesn't have a "Print" button, I'm just confused as to what I would use instead of that for taking a screenshot. Thanks!
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Ubuntu 18.10 not working with Chromebook keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 18.10 on my HP Chromebook 11 g5 and the keyboard was not working properly, the touchpad was working fine, but if I typed anything on the keyboard nothing showed up:( I was wondering ...
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Unable to Unlock Users, or do anything that requires permissions

I’m have a Chromebook and I wanted to be able to download things onto it, so I got Ubuntu Linux version 14.04 using Crouton. Everything seemed fine and dandy, until I tried to plug in a USB drive. The ...
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How to access wifi with ubuntu on Samsung XE500C13K

I downloaded the crouton online (on my Chromebook). I opened the terminal and typed in "shell". Then I typed "sudo sh -e -/Downloads/crouton -t unity". Then I waited for it to download. After it was ...
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Trackpad not work after installing Lubuntu 18.04

The trackpad does not work with Lubuntu 18.04. I found a fix https://johnlewis.ie/making-the-touchpad-work-on-a-hp-pavilion-chromebook-in-ubuntu-14-04/ but it is for an older version of Lubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Only audio option is HDMI and does not work

I've looked everywhere and can't solve this problem. I'm really new to advanced computer stuff and linux. I don't know what to include so just ask and I'll include it. I'm running ubuntu 18.04 on a ...