Questions tagged [crouton]

is a set of scripts that bundle up into an easy-to-use, Chromium OS-centric chroot generator. Crouton stands for: 'Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment'.

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Unity Ubuntu Missing Launcher, Many permission issues, and Unmounting issues

When I open Unity desktop on my Chromebook, the only thing I see is my desktop folders, no launcher or anything. This issue was described in another post (Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash ...
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blank screen of death on ubuntu. huh?- via crouton

ubuntu 16.04, xenial is the chroot, intel braswell so I uninstalled lxde and reinstalled -t unity today. For some reason I get a blank screen in ubuntu with just a wallpaper image. I cannot see a ...
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Problem after installing Flatpak 1.6.2

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 in Crouton on a Chromebook and I tried to install Flatpak. Everything went right while the installation, but I can't download anything from flathub and everytime I try to do ...
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New to linux, installed ubuntu by crouton onto hp chromebook… need help [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu to use on my Chromebook by Crouton. I am using the Gnome shell because this is what I am learning in class. My problem is, I cannot upgrade it and am stuck at 16.04.6. I do not ...
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Hash Sum Mismatch crouton

I've spent the past month searching for an answer to my Hash Sum Mismatch. And while I haven't spent every waking moment trying to fix it, it's been a month. I've searched through the forums. I've ...
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Ubuntu on Chrome tablet

I am receiving a gift from my company for years of service. The only gift I was interested in is an Asus Chromebook Flip c434. I have read a few snippets on the web about running Linux on Chrome using ...
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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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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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“Unable to access ”Micro SD Card" - Not authorized to perform this operation

I have a micro SD card that I am trying to access to store documents. Currently running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Chromebook using Crouton. I've been trying every solution I can find, including formatting ...
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can't update from 16.04

I haven't had much help in the reddit/crouton forums so I thought i'd try here. I'm trying to upgrade my ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 and it is saying I do not have the proper permissions. the same thing ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is there a keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot that doesn't use the PrtScrn key? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu on a Chromebook via Crouton. As my keyboard does not have a Print Screen key, and I would like to take A screenshot, I am unsure of what to do. I am using the Xfce interface, and ...
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bleachbit wiped my free space and now showing 0 byte available

i am using Ubuntu using crouton in Chromebook, i installed bleach bit to delete cache and temp files and it accidentally wiped all my free space which was 7 GB before wiped after running bleach bit ...
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Trying to update Java on Linux (Linux installed by Crouton)

I wanted to download Minecraft on Linux so I downloaded Java 7, because anything over Java 7 says Could not find so I installed Java 7, but when I try to update Java by entering: sudo add-apt-...
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SSD full after swapping from Ubuntu (some kind of leak?)

I'm working on an Acer Chromebook 15 with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. My SSD has ~10.5 GB total, with only 5 GB used. The last few times I've logged out of Ubuntu or had it fall asleep, it restarts into ...
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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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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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I am trying to set a vpn in 16.04, but there's no option for my network manager on the top bar

some other information, I am running it dual booted with chrome OS using Crouton. Also, I'm totally new to Ubuntu The main thing is im just trying to set up a VPN and idk how.
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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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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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Steam LAN “In-home steaming” not working on Chrome OS (via crouton)

I installed Ubuntu xenial on my Chromebook via crouton, and after navigating through "locales" problems not being able to run gnome-terminal, mounting problems on my sdcard, and video API problems, I ...
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Inkscape 0.48 won't update to 0.92 (Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm trying to update to Inkscape 0.92. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty in crouton on an Asus c201. I added the PPA using the following command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable sudo apt-...
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screen goes black while watching videos despite settings

ok so i'm running xenial with unity on my chromebook via crouton and the chromeos power setting is set to never go dark, and the power settings in the ubuntu are set to never go dark, but after a ...
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startup .sh script not working

ok so I recently installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook using xfce4 and crouton and in order to make natural scrolling and 3 finger tap work I have to run the commands synclient vertscrolldelta=-73 ...
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Issue with prerequisetes for wacom driver E: Unable to locate package linux-headers

Okay so before we begin I have installed ubuntu on my chromebook via crouton in developer mode. I am trying to install drivers on there for my wacom tablet (CTL-490) because chrome os doesn't support ...
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Reinstalling Unity Ubuntu 14.04 with crouton causes some programs to not appear after installation

I currently have a crouton ChromeOS/Ubuntu laptop, and this morning I got the "ChromeOS is missing" message which meant I needed to reinstall ChromeOS, and in turn, Ubuntu. I had a recovery flash ...
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Chromebook - screen goes black when launching unity

My Chromebook's screen goes black when trying to launch Ubuntu. This is what it says: chronos@localhost / $ sudo startunity Entering /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/trusty... ...
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Can't acess xfce4 from crouton suddenly on acer chromebook 15

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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bash: syntax error near unexpected token '<'

I am using this guide to install Ubuntu on my Chromebook via crouton. It mentions a part about updating drivers and tells me to enter <em><code>sudo apt-get install software-properties-...
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Stuck in log screen

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 on a chromebook using croutons and got myself stuck in a uncomfortable situation.. I am required to type my English password in log screen to log in however I have currently ...
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Downloaded OSBuddy from website which opened Ubuntu Software Center and proceeded to download. It now won't launch.

Went on RSbuddy.com, downloaded the .deb file. It opened Ubuntu Software Center, then it proceeded to download. I then opened applications menu then games and then clicked OSBuddy.... and nothing ...
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what is the command line to install xenial?

I can install trusty using sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -r trusty -t xfce, and need to update to xenial. I'm using Crouton with Crosh on Chromebook. I'm new at Linux.
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Trying to install firefox on Linux on Crouton but cannot bypass user agreement [duplicate]

a friend is trying to install Firefox on an Ubuntu loaded in Crouton in a Chromebook. Technically, all they have to do is enter the sudo command to install firefox, but apparently a user agreement ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu Unity 14.04 (Crouton)

I installed Unity on my HP 14" Chromebook and it worked just fine. I updated to Unity 14.04 inside of Unity, but after the 'restart to finish updates', I have been unable to start unity since. This ...
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print screen key in a chromebook?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed in a chromebook via crouton. I want to print the screen but the chromebook doesn't have the F keys.
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How to install a brightness indicator in unity?

I have installed ubuntu in my chromebook (toshiba 2) and the brightness and volumen keys are working correctly. I did not have to install anything. I just changed the shortcuts. However, although I ...
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Weird problem updating from 12.04 on chromebook [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 using crouton on my chromebook. I'd like to update the distribution, because I can't always install the packages I'd like too. I followed various instructions online, and in ...
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Checking how much space is used on my computer

I'm using a chromebook, which doesn't have a whole lot of memory (for reference, it is a Acer Chromebook 11) and I've used Crouton to download Linux, in the form of Ubuntu 12.04, to start learning how ...
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Trying to Allocate More Space on Crouton Linux Chromebook

so I installed Linux (Crouton) on my Chromebook and immediately noticed I was out of space. The laptop only had 16GB of flash storage. I'm trying to install something via Steam but I want to install ...
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SSH through VPN Chromebook [closed]

So, my issue is that I have a Chromebook with crouton running on it. I've been using a browser extension to connect to a pre-set VPN to avoid any network's filters. But, two things are happening that ...
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How to install .jar files via crosh

How can I install a .jar file with crosh? I've already installed Linux, but I need to know how to carry files from the ChromeOS over to Linux. I'm trying to do this to install a Minecraft mod. I'm ...
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Install Ubuntu ARM LTS on a HP Chromebook 14 G3 (Tegra K1, nyan_blaze) [duplicate]

As described above with a hardware accelerated Gnome, Unity or XFCE desktop? I'm currently limping on with crouton for the time being. Ideally: A backed up Chromebook OS replaced. OR an external SD ...
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CUPS Server Error “client-error-not-possible”

I'm attempting to add a network printer for the first time on my Crouton enabled Chromebook. I'm running XFCE4 on top of Ubuntu 14.04.5. I downloaded the necessary PPD source files for the Canon ...
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i386 is apparentely the “wrong architecture” for my 32 bit Chromebook running ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to get the latest version of OpenTTD but i386 is the "wrong architecture". amd64 doesn't work either. amd64 and i386 are the only ones available. What do I do?