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Dell 11 Ubuntu MATE touchpad problem: reacts to pad of finger, but not tip

(I also posted this in the Ask Ubuntu Stack Exchange. Not trying to spam you guys, just not sure where to post). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 MATE on a Dell 11 Chromebook, and since booting for the ...
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how to set brightness in Chromebook with external screen

I have connected my Acer Chromebook to external screen and keyboard. How can I control the display brightness? (the screen does not have its own controls.) Usually I can click the brightness buttons ...
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Can't see GRUB menu on boot [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a Google Pixel 2015 Chromebook, but I can't see the Grub menu. At the time when I should be seeing it, all I see is "Booting from hard disk" and there's some distortion ...
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How to run a shell script (bash) on a chromebook?

I have a shell script and I need to run it in order to connect to a remote ubuntu linux machine having encrypted HDD, in order to enter the passphrase. There's a shell script for this, but I have a ...
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Unity desktop crash in Crouton for Chrome OS

I tried to install Crouton with the unity desktop on my HP Chromebook 14. The installation worked, the first time. Once I shut down the Linux machine, the unity shell would close and not reopen. ...
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Ubuntu on dell chomebook 11 crash on install*

I recently got a dell chromebook 11. I promptly installed crouton. then croutons had sound errors so I uninstalled it and decided on chrubuntu. It worked until it a lot crashed as Well. Finally I ...
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Chrome OS shell: open file or page in browser?

Is there a way, in the Chrome OS shell to open up a named file in a new tab? For instance: /opt/google/chrome/chrome somelocalpage.html though that definitely is not working.
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Chromebook crouton LAMP

I'm trying to install a LAMP stack on Ubuntu through crouton on a Chromebook (Acer c720p). I was able to install the following packages apache2 mysql-client mysql-server php5 libapache2-mod-php5 ...
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Installing Arch on HP Chromebook 11 (praying I didn't brick it)

I'm attempting to get into Arch Linux ARM by installing it onto an HP Chromebook 11. I was following this post but fell off the path when it came time to restart and boot from the USB. When I start ...
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Why does my SD card need authentication to access?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 via crouton. I recently reformatted a 256GB SD card that I keep in my chromebook at all times. My problem is that every time I try to access my SD ...
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Ubuntu experience on a Chromebook [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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No screens found error when starting fresh install of chroot debian wheezy with xfce gui

I am not an experienced Linux user, but have bought a chromebook and am now installing crouton. This is the very first thing I did with the Chromebook, so I don't think I need a powerwash. First I ...
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Install Linux on Chromebook with failed TPM module?

I have a Samsung XE303C12 Chromebook which apparently has a failed TPM module. It won't boot into ChromeOS, and when I try to recover the OS, I'm told that an error has occurred. I hit Tab and the ...
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How can I set an environment path of Java (jdk) in Linux-KDE?

I´ve installed Linux-KDE on my Chromebook and I managed to install the jdk8 of JAVA, too, however, I don´t know how to set an environment path in this kind of linux-distribution. How can I do set ...
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Can I change my ChrUbuntu install over to Arch Linux on a Samsung XE500C21 Chromebook?

I installed ChrUbuntu 12.04 on my Chromebook (Samsung XE500C21). Is there a way to swap my distro over to Arch ARM? Failing that, is there an easy way to install Arch ARM on the SSD of one of these ...
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Help Installing Linux on Chromebook C720

I'm a bit of a newbie but I've exhausted everything to try to install linux on my Chromebook. I've installed ChrUbuntu and crouton successfully but crouton doesn't offer a way to repartition the ...
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How to install Debian GNU/Linux on HP Chromebook 14? USB boot doesn't works!

Following this guide from the debian wiki, I'm tring to install Debian on my HP Chromebook 14 (FALCO). The problem is that, when I choose "Install" in the Debian-Installer's menu, instead of the ...
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chromeos - failed to read partition table

I am trying to install archlinux natively on my chromebook. I am following the instructions here, however when I try to create a new disk label for GPT localhost ~ # parted /dev/mmcblk1 mklabel gpt ...
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How do I get back into crouton on a Chromebook?

I installed crouton with the Unity interface like in this tutorial. I tried to install Gimp with the terminal after two months of use and it froze so I quit the terminal and went out of ...
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Atom - compatible processors for a kernel

Does anyone know any Atom N270-compatible processors (what I mean is not that they run on the same socket, but that they can share a kernel with nothing going wrong). Btw, this also means that they ...
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How do I switch to Linux (Ubuntu) on Chromebook?

For reference, the Chromebook model is SNOW FREMONT A-E 0878 I used Crouton to install Ubuntu on my Chromebook. In doing so, I had my computer in developer mode and wasn't able to save anything that ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 big problem with privilegies

I have HP 14 chromebook (with haswell celeron processor and 4 Gb of RAM, 4G), all is okay when I installed Ubuntu 13.10 saucy with crouton script I didn't get any errors. But when I'm trying to ...
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Making an Android container with Ubuntu 12.04 on the Samsung ARM Chromebook : initrd file not found

I'm trying to run Android as guest OS with LXC containers on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the ARM Chromebook, reading this tutorial. At some point of the tutorial, it says: Then get the initrd for your ...
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How to use USB flash drive as part of filesystem for Chromebook running Linux?

I want to install Linux on a Chromebook. However, the Chromebook which I'am thinking of purchasing comes with only a 16 GB SSD. This seems to be very little hard drive space to work with. Searching ...
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Cross-compile any aptitude package?

I have an ARM Chromebook. There is a project called Crouton that is able to install Ubuntu to the internal harddrive pretty easily (I've done it). But most packages in the repositories are of course ...
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Python 2.7 on Samsung ChromeBook

I notice that there is a /usr/bin/python which is symlinked to /usr/local/bin/python2.7 on Samsung Chromebook (GOOGLE_RELEASE=4319.79.0). But there is no file there and hence the directory entries ...
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What software do all linux distributions have in common?

A little context: I recently installed Arch Linux on a chromebook through a bizarre hack in which I used an install script to install Ubuntu and then overwrote the Ubuntu rootfs with an Arch rootfs. ...
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Format drive and all partitions, start from scratch on chromebook

I have a chromebook which ... someone ... may have messed up some partitions using fdisk while ubuntu was installed. Now, after doing a recovery re-install for chromeOS I'm unable to install ubuntu ...
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ArchLinux pacman updates on Arm

I have ArchLinux embedded in userspace on my Samsung Series 3 Chromebook. The version of GCC I have installed via pacman is 4.7.2. I'd like a newer version, and the package database here shows that ...
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ChrUbuntu (Acer): How to load kernel 3.8.0-16 instead 3.4.0?

I have Acer C7 Chromebook with Intel CPU, and I had installed there ChrUbuntu. I had updated (Chr)Ubuntu to 13.04 daily version using dist-upgrade. But I found that I still use google v.3.4.0 linux ...
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How can I get a package manager on a Samsung Chromebook?

I have enabled developer mode, and I can access the shell, but I don't have the emerge command, I remember reading that ChromeOS is built on Gentoo. How can I get a package manager on ChromeOS?
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Which Bootloader is Used on a Chromebook?

I installed ChrUbuntu on an Acer C7 Chromebook, and I am able to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and ChromeOS and to control which OS loads by default. I tried to edit the /etc/default/grub file and did run ...