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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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Ubuntu 18.04 dummy output with acer Chromebook

I am new to Ubuntu, just had it installed a day ago. Everything else works perfectly fine except that I have no sound. I tried cat/proc/asound/cards to see if it was detecting the sound card I got ...
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XFCE4 Interface Glitching.

I have a strange problem on my hand, and after looking for a solution, I haven't managed to find anything to help me. Well... Here is the problem. My XFCE4 interface is glitching quite often. Often ...
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Installing VMware on Ubuntu Linux (Chromebook)

Linux Version:4.4.162-15480-g2e5698de443c Here is the list of commands I'm trying in order to "fix" the 1908 Kernel error for VMware /sbin/vboxconfig output OUTPUT rm: cannot remove '/sbin/...
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Remap function keys to the Pixelbook media keys

I've installed kubuntu on a pixelbook and would like the media buttons to not act as the function keys. I'd prefer a gui program to remap them. I tried to do it using xev and a few other tools, but ...
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What can be used as the Super key on a Chromebook keyboard?

I am a novice and the Super key is my first keyboard mystery, so if there are any other keys that are ambiguous, help with them will also be appreciated.
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Is it possible to use Ubuntu alongside Chrome OS

I was reading about the new Chrome OS update and it said something about running Chrome OS alongside Ubuntu. Is this true and how do I do it?t
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Trouble Installing Crouton [duplicate]

I tried running the following command: sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce I also tried running the alternate command suggested on the tutorial. I am trying to set up ubuntu desktop. It keeps ...
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Unity 14.04 LTS won't run on my new chromebook

I've been using an installation of Unity 14.04 LTS on a Toshiba 2 Chromebook with Crouton for a few years and it's been fantastic. I've just bought a new chromebook (Lenova S330) and after putting it ...
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Problems opening ubuntu atfer updating to 18.04

I updated Ubuntu to 18.04 because i had Ubuntu 16.04 and on my Chromebook terminal and it would boot just fine. Now when i type this command sudo startunity it would try to start up but gives a black ...
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I can't launch the terminal or uxterm in chromebook unity shell. How come?

I don't really understand how crosh works. I enter the shell and then type sudo startunity and ubuntu launches. But uxterm and terminal blink when clicked and then don't open. software center opens ...
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Chromebook Ubuntu Install Issues

I have an Acer CB3-431 Chromebook. Having done a little research, I found the Crouton script which seemed to do what I wanted. I switched to Developer mode, installed Crouton and ran an Ubuntu install ...
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No sound after installing Ubuntu 18.10 on a Hp Chromebook 14 (KIP)

I really want to install Ubuntu 18.10 on my Hp Chromebook 14, everything is working fine and smoothly but the audio. There is no audio and can't find a solution. I'll really appreciate any help. ...
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Load key (publickey) Permissions Denied

I am running crouton on a Samsung Chromebook 3 and am attempting to solve a problem on a ctf, I have an rsa private key of a server I am trying to log into. And I have used ssh -i (privatekey) user@...
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Ubuntu in Chromebook

Hello guys I have one problem with my installation of Ubuntu with XFCE in my chromebook. The pc is Acer R11 - CB5 - Cyan - Braswell. I have installed without any problem, but the kernel or Alsa don’...
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Audacity Plug-ins - Acx Check and RMS Normalize Help!

I'm VERY new to Linux and am running Ubuntu 16.04.05 xenial in tandem with Chrome OS via crouton on my ASUS Chromebook. I have audacity up and running but need to get/install the Acx-check and RMS ...
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Can't open software-center, permission denied

I've followed the basic instructions for getting Linux on my Chromebook up to getting the software center. Problem is I've tried gksu software-center and just software-center in the terminal but they ...
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Running Ubuntu on Chromebook 11

Is it possible to install and run Ubuntu on an Acer Chromebook 11 Celeron N3060? I know of many acer chromebooks that allow Linux, but I am unsure about the 195$ 11 from Acer.
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Change security settings, when lid closes but still using a second screen?

I just recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and I have been trying to get the setting for what happens when I close the lid of my Chromebook, but so far nothing has worked. I have my Chromebook connect to ...
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How do I fully delete Ubuntu without apt-get? [duplicate]

Most of my crouton/ubuntu commands are gone and don't exist anymore. Some examples are: dpkg, wget, apt-get, locate and many more. I don't know how to delete crouton/ubuntu without apt-get. I've ...
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Running Ubuntu on 16gb Chromebook and SD Card?

I am considering buying a chromebook for school and replacing Chrome OS with Ubuntu 18.04. I can't seem to find many 32gb chromebooks in my price range. Can I expect Ubuntu to run properly on a 16gb ...
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lubuntu can't see all the memory on my Dell Chromebook 11 (wolf)

Like everyone else, I tried to totally exploit the cheap Chromebook hardware by circumvent the ChromeOS limitation, install a version of Linux on it. Instead of unlock the RW on the internal SSD (...
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Logging in as root/sudo user, or even just switching users, on Crouton dual-boot Ubuntu 16.04 (Chromebook)

Pretty new to Linux. I'm trying to give my user account root/sudo privileges. I understand the risks, and want nothing more than an operating system that will allow me to break it with one wrong mouse ...
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Chrubuntu on Samsung Chromebook 2 ARM, black screen but kernel boots [duplicate]

Alright, I know I'm crazy, but I love native Ubuntu, and I love ARM-based Chromebooks. I'm trying to resurrect the tnyga / 9sgchs script style of installing and booting a native Ubuntu on ARM ...
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I am attempting to run MacOS chromebook with virtualbox on Ubuntu, Xenial

So far I have virtualbox 5.2 downloaded and get the following errors when I attempt to run the Mac OS. Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Mac2. The virtual machine 'Mac2' has ...
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Ubuntu-Make 16.11.1 does not have IDE option on Ubuntu 17.10 XFCE

Aloha! I recently installed Ubuntu 17.10 Artful with XFCE onto my Samsung Chromebook and after installing Java JDK 8 I went to try and install either Eclipse or Idea intellij IDEs. After trying to ...
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Get a Wacom Intuos CTL-490 Working in Ubuntu Crouton?

I installed Ubuntu on my Acer Chromebook via crouton, and am having a hell of a time getting my Wacom Intuos CTL-490 working. It's not recognized at all, either for cursor movement or for clicking, ...
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Install python3.6 on chromos (crostini) [duplicate]

I am using crostini to run a linux container on chromos (Samsung Chromebook Plus) It comes with python 3.5.3 so I am trying to install python 3.6.5. I used sudo apt install python3.6 and got E: ...
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Linux on my chromebook just broke - why?

I have a chromebook that I dual-boot linux on via crouton. I was flipping back and forth between chromium and linux using the keyboard shortcut, and it just randomly stopped working. I tried rebooting ...
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Ubuntu Installer Menu boots me onto a 'initramfs' console?

So I'm trying to boot Ubuntu onto my Acer Chromebook R11 as ChromeOS is just too bad. I've followed a few guides on how to install Linux off a USB (those guides are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Unable to install linux-headers-… on Chromebook that corresponds with the uname -r

I am running chroot on a chromebook and when I run DKMS I get an error message that it can't find the linux header. When I try to install that header it can't find it.
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Ubuntu not booting instead taking me to black screen

I had just recently installed Ubuntu 17.04 on my Chromebook and I love it. However, a couple of hours of using it my battery got low so I shut it off and put it on charge. When I opened it back up it ...
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Touchpad, touch screen and sounds not working on Samsung Chromebook Pro (Caroline) Ubuntu 18.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Samsung Chromebook Pro and the touchpad is not working, touch screen or sound. It is a Skylake Caroline board I believe. The stylus does work on the touch ...
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Laptop setting date to random time upon battery dying

The title says it all. Whenever my laptop dies, it just sets the time to something wayyy ahead of what we're at, like June 28th, 2184 at 4:02 AM. Any fix for this or is my laptop just screwed? I'm ...
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Trackpad Issues after install with CHRX

So I've isntalled lubuntu with the chrx chromebook ubuntu tool thing, and it works fine, but the trackpad does not. it tap-to-clicks, but if i CLICK anywhere (mechanical click), it drags the cursor, ...
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install ubuntu on top of chrome OS, then install firefox

I have ASUS C201PA-BS01. I downloaded ubuntu and firefox twice with two different version of ubuntu. But, firefox did not open in both cases. Can someone send me the links that guarantee to work? I ...
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installArchives() error when installing Eclipse IDE in Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook via Crouton so I could code on it. Everything's been working pretty well up until I tried to run: umake ide eclipse I installed Ubuntu Make to help install Eclipse,...
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Can I unmount USB drive after I've made it root and read/write/executable?

Will it retain those privileges if I mount it again? I'd like to open up the bottom of my Chromebook 15 to remove the write-protection screw, but the USB drive being inserted would prevent me from ...
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Godot opens properly, but window wont resize for some reason

So, I went through the lengthy, headache-filled ('cause I'm kind of a linux noob) process of installing Godot and making it into an executable. Accessing the properly-working file through Crouton ...
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Cant login but i know the login and password is correct

im new to using ubuntu so havnt got the hang of using it yet. Im using a dual booting system on my lenovo chromebook. I installed everything yesterday and tried switching between chrome and ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu on Acer R13 CB5-312T_K0YK

I want to install Ubuntu on my Chromebook trying this solution Installing Ubuntu on Acer Chromebook 13? from this site: http://svn.clifford.at/handicraft/2014/chrbook13/README Unfortunately it ...
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Ubuntu chromebook install not working

Followed this tutorial up to step 4, without issue, but ctrl-alt-shift-forward and -back don't seem to do anything. Any ideas what went wrong? https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/install-ubuntu-on-...
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How do I run Roblox Studio on Ubuntu?

I have tried WINE and CROSSOVER and they didn't work. Wine just shows an uninformative error and crossover does the same, so I uninstalled both. I am using an Acer Chromebook R 11 Is there any way ...
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Sound not working on dell chromebook 11 3120 (Candy), showing dummy output

So I installed Ubuntu on this chromebook by installing Seabios and booting from a USB and erased ChromeOS. Once I booted, the only thing it showed in the sound settings was "Dummy Output", which didn'...
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SD card memory sharing

I am using Acer Chromebook 11 and its instaled with ubuntu 16.04 Xfce. I have a 64GB sd card, is there any way to share the same memory card in both OS. it is always a long step for me to use the ...
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How to uninstall ChromeOS and install ubuntu on a chromebook

Ive looked at many similar questions but none of them work. Using crouton on the chromebook worked for a while but not any more, I have to reinstall crouton everytime I want to use ubuntu so now I ...
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Terraria error: No suitable graphics card found

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Terraria on my Chromebook, but when I try to open Terraria I get this error message: No suitable graphics card found.
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While trying to install Ubuntu on my chromebook I get the “illegal option” error [closed]

Loading extra module: /usr/share/crosh/dev.d/50-crosh.sh Welcome to crosh, the Chrome OS developer shell. If you got here by mistake, don't panic! Just close this tab and carry on. Type 'help' for ...
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How to install GalliumOS Kernel onto ubuntu installation Acer Chromebook 14

So, I looked all over the web for a solution to getting the "dummy output" on my Acer Chromebook 14 fixed, and found nothing that worked, but I have an idea. I want to install the GalliumOS kernel ...
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Single-Boot Linux Acer Chromebook 15 CB5 “YUNA”

Model: Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C09S “YUNA” CPU: Intel Celeron 3205U 1.5 GHz Processor (Broadwell Dual-Core) RAM: 4GB DDR3L SDRAM HDD: 32GB SSD I would like to SINGLE ...