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Ubuntu won't lock on lid close, lock keystroke, or settings -> lock on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed via croton to a chromebook

I installed ubuntu via this guide http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343 using the unity option instead of xfce. WHen I close the lid, hit the lock ...
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Default to SeaBIOS after installing Gallium and removing ChromeOS

The question is pretty much in the title. I followed https://johnlewis.ie/neutering-the-developer-mode-screen-on-your-chromebook/, then https://wiki.galliumos.org/Installing/Peppy to install Gallium ...
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Can I do socket programming in Python on a Chromebook with Crouton? [closed]

The idea is to run a simple server on a Chromebook. Does Crouton afford that much control? I might not actually write the server in python but it'd be nice to know whether it's possible.
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Unable to mount SD card at crouton startup

I am just starting out running Ubuntu trusty through crouton on my chromebook, and I am attempting at mounting my sd card at startup. I currently have a shell script which mounts the sd card when it ...
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Bluetooth adapter not found Ubuntu 14.04

I know this has been asked a lot, but I have tried almost every possible answer and it still isn't working. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus C300 chromebook through crouton, and I can't ...
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Installing Mali Drivers? (ArchLinuxARM)

I've recently gotten hold of an ARM-based Chromebook C100P. After successfully installing ArchLinuxARM, I've struggled to enable the Mali-T764 GPU. The recommended drivers for the device, ...
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Steam install via Crouton on Chromebook kills Chroot?

I can't find any answers on this elsewhere, so here goes. PS - this is, quite obviously, my first time with Linux. I have now twice installed XFCE onto my Toshiba Chromebook 2 using Crouton. After I ...
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Defining the Arch Linux bootloader on a Chromebook?

I'm planning on installing Arch Linux onto an Asus Chromebook Flip C100P. After enabling developer mode and creating a compatible live USB, I'm ready to start partitioning the device. Whenever I've ...
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Kali Linux on Acer Chromebook CB5 311

Hello i would like to install Kali Linux on my Acer Chromebook. I made a bootable USB using the acer image from this site: https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-arm-images/ I enabled ...
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Chronos@localhost password fail

I am trying to put Minecraft on my son's Asus C300 Chromebook. I have followed the steps to get into developer mode. I get to chronos@locahost and then I get a message that says We trust you have ...
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boot ubuntu usb stick on chromebook?

I purchased a toshiba cd35-b3340 chromebook. nice (13" IPS) but slow. google octane of about 7500, about half of the HP Chromebook 14. I would like to try to boot a full linux distro now (ubuntu). ...
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Where is my boot directory?

After going into developer mode on my Chromebook, I noticed something odd: chronos@localhost / $ ls / bin debugd dev etc home lib lib64 lost+found media mnt opt postinst proc root run ...
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How can I remove offline files in Chrome/Chromium OS without removing them in Drive?

I made a chromium usb (16 gb) stick with Neverware Cloudready, and it worked fine. But when I try to upgrade it to chrome OS, it says that there's not enough storage. I tried with a 32 gb. Same ...
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Stating the number of files in a directory

This is about the file manager in Chrome OS, which apparently is a version of linux. The infuriating thing about the program is that it doesn't state the number of files in a directory next to the ...
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How do I remove the chrx partition on a chromebook running crouton?

I hope this is the right place for this. If not, let me know where would be more appropriate. I have chosen to ask it here because I am assuming/hoping that the flexibility of linux will allow me to ...
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Elementary OS on an ARM Hisense chromebook, How to wipe chrome and only have this system?

I am new to this. I have downloaded elementary os freya. this is the specific iso "elementaryos-stable-0.3.1-i386.20150903" I am running an ARM chromebook. I have tried to install arch linux, but only ...
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Boot Linux from USB on Acer CB5-311 Chromebook 13

I have an Acer CB5-311 Chromebook 13 and would like to boot from an USB with Linux. I started by trying the short tutorial in this video. But the very last step fails, Ctrl+L just issues a dual beep ...
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How can I properly map a subset of keys in the linux console?

I have scoured the internet and read a number of articles discussing this topic, but I am not able to map my Shift+Ctrl+Down/Up Arrow to a Scroll action in the console so that I can use the ...
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What is the default root password for a Toshiba Chromebook 1? [duplicate]

I powerwashed my device, so that it would be 'brand new,' but now I don't have sudo access. I am using a Toshiba Chromebook 1, which is a linux device. What is the default root password?
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How to gain sudo access after powerwashing (factory resetting) my computer?

I just powerwashed (that's a factory reset on chromebooks) my computer so that it would be be 'brand new,' however now I don't have sudo access anymore. I used to not need a password to use sudo, ...
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Verifying which model of HP Chromebook will allow for Arch installation?

New to Arch and trying to make sense of this chart: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chrome_OS_devices/Chromebook I have the HP Chromebook 14 G3 (Oct 2014) with a 2.1 GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 ...
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Chrome OS simultaneous users

My teacher at school has a Chromebox hooked up to two monitors, two keyboards, and two mice. She wants the one box to let two users be able to run stuff at the same time. Is there any way I can do ...
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Debian on Chromebook - Installer reboots

I'm trying to install Debian 8.1 64bit on a Toshiba Chromebook cb30 from USB. I previously had successfully installed the 32bit version on the same laptop (32bit by accident... hence the reinstall). ...
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root access on new chromeos lenovo n21 for python dev

We've purchased several new Lenovo N21 chrombooks to run Python workshops for inmates in the local jail. Trying to install Crouton, Debian, and Anaconda to prepare. All require developer mode and ...
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How can I get a GUI ChrUbuntu and Wine on my Acer C710?

My ultimate goal is to have a dual-boot Chromebook/Ubuntu on my Acer C710 (Chrome Device Model PARROT RUFF A-D 4223) for my kids' homeschool. 90% of the time they run educational software through ...
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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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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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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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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 ...