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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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Could not start kdeinit5. Check your installation [closed]

after installing debian kde on chroot sh~/Downloads/crouton -t kde-desktop -r stretch and launching kde sudo startkde it shows Could not start kdeinit5. Check your installation whats the solution
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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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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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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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Can someone help me compile Nautilus DropBox for arm?

I'm trying to use the DropBox service for Nautilus on my Laptop which is an Arm ChromeBook running Ubuntu on Crouton. I've tried to compile Nautilus DropBox for it but it has "permission denied" ...
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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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Crouton Ubuntu not starting up! (FIXED)

So. I'm trying to start Ubuntu on my Chromebook. I enter the usual and this is what I got: (view screenshot) Any help please? UPDATE: Nevermind! I figured it out! I was using a older version of ...
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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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I'm trying to install ubuntu over crouton but get “Unable to fetch some archives” error

Very new to linux installation please be patient with me. I've found some questions that suggested doing "sudo apt-get update" but I get: sudo: unable to execute ./usr/bin/apt-get: Permission denied ...
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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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debug.log file huge size

I have Unity 14.04 installed on my chromebook using crouton on a 128GB SSD. I checked the free space today and it was 50 GB opposed to expected 90 GB so I started looking for a file that occupies all ...
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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?
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Best Ubuntu Version for my chromebook (closed) [closed]

Im new to the ubuntu community and have hit a wall. Im running an Asus c300 chromebook and have been playing with it for awhile. Ive run KDE, Xfce, and unity. I like unity best as its easier to ...
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External Hard drive needs execute permissions [duplicate]

I'm trying to put a steam library on my passport, but when I try it gives me an error saying it needs execute permissions. (Note: I'm on a chromebook running crouton and I'm on xfce and it is NTFS)
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Sound Problems with LXDE (trusty) running through Crouton on ASUS flip (ARMv7 chip)

UPDATED x2 (further reduced errors somehow) Ok, so I have installed LXDE via crouton and have functioning sound for media playback through VLC. I was hoping to be able to run Audacity (which I ...
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Ubuntu on “HP Chromebook 13 G1” with 3200x1800. Does crouton or native install work fine? [closed]

I searched for a low priced MacBook Air alternative with retina resolution and found HP Chromebook 13 At 12.95mm/.51in, the amazingly thin and light HP Chromebook 13 provides professionals a ...
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Problems installing Crouton on a Chromebook

I'm trying to install Crouton and I'm not sure what went wrong so I'll list my problems below: Touchpad stopped working right after it rebooted during developer mode. I downloaded Crouton but it won'...
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Bluetooth tethering in Crouton with bnep [closed]

ChromeOS does not support Bluetooth tethering. This is a pity since my C720 is designed to be used on-the-go, needs internet access, and Android doesn't leave WiFi hotspot on by default since it uses ...
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How can I get the trackpad/keyboard to work after installing Ubuntu on Acer Chromebook 14 (Crouton)?

I can install crouton and go through the process of getting unity up and running (newest version of everything). The track pad at first works, but the pressure you have to apply is ridiculous. When I ...
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Can't install latest version of R on ARM Chromebook

So I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 through Crouton, and every time I install R it only installs v3.0.2. I've tried reinstalling it, using PPA, and other things but nothing's worked so far.
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ChromeOS terminal keeps flashing Ubuntu on Chromebook

I installed Ubuntu (Xubuntu) on a Chromebook laptop following these instructions http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343 It has worked perfectly and I ...
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Problems with Ubuntu via Crouton on Chromebook

I have a few problems and questions. First of all I am using a brandnew Chromebook Acer R11 and used this guide to install Ubuntu next to Chrome OS: http://chromebookblog.de/ubuntu-auf-dem-chromebook-...
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Unpacking and configuring kvm components

In this guide : http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/RunningKVM It says "If you are using a recent kernel (2.6.25+) with kvm modules included, boot into it" What does it mean boot into the kernal?