Questions tagged [chrome-os]

Chrome OS is the commercial version installed on specific hardware from Google's manufacturing partners.

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How to change screen resolution on Chrome OS's Linux (Beta)

I have a Chromebook, and I recently installed the Linux (Beta) feature Chrome OS has, where you can have Linux running alongside Chrome OS. It all works very well, except for one thing: that the ...
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Bypass X forwarding to sommelier during XRDP session (via xorg) on Crostini

On my Pixelbook, I'm using XRDP to RD into an xorg session of XFCE. It works pretty well except that certain Linux apps called upon within the remote desktop session launch in Chrome OS (DISPLAY=:0) ...
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How to install ddrescue on Chrome OS via crosh or terminal?

I see that dd is installed in Chrome OS. I can access it both from crosh and the terminal. ddrescue is not installed. There is no apt-get command. How do I install ddrescue with either crosh or ...
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How to install apt-get on ChromeOS?

I'm new to Linux. I want to have apt-get on my machine, but similar posts suggested to use wget, or dpkg. I don't have any of those utilities, only sh. Is there a way to solve this problem?
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How do I force my Chromebook to boot from linux install on the internal hard drive?

Background I installed Linux on the internal hard drive of my Chromebook and now, every time I boot up, I am forced to press the ctrl-l combination to select which media device I would like to boot ...
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My USB wireless GE mouse (model 99917, Rev.S4) is not working

My wireless GE mouse (model 99917, Rev.S4), is not working, but when I do the lsusb command, it shows this: localhost / # lsusb Bus 003 Device 010: ID 05b8:3166 Agiler, Inc. Bus 003 Device 001: ID ...
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Mounting SMB network share

I'm trying to mount an SMB share on my Chromebook which runs Linux, but I get a strange error cifs filesystem not supported by the system I did install cifs-utils, samba-common and samba user@...
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Airmon-ng not working on Crostini

When I try running airmon-ng I get no output and this error: ls: cannot access '/sys/class/ieee80211/': No such file or directory This is on a linux terminal on my Pixelbook, I installed aircrack-ng ...
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How do I remove chrx on an ASUS Chromebook C202SA?

I already tried recovering with a recovery USB stick, but it does nothing. Now I'm stuck with 19.8 MB of storage. I can't even figure out what partition(s) to delete. Any help would be appreciated.
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Rotate display or touch-screen without X

My Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6" has an issue on Linux based OSes (Ubuntu 17,18,19, Debian and ChromiumOS) where the digitizer (touch screen input) does not match the display - tapping the top right ...
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Running .bsh error (ZereneStacker)

I am trying to run the program ZereneStacker on Linux (I am using a Chromebook Samsung 3). I downloaded the program's .zip from here and extracted it. According to that download page, the .zip file ...
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Is Chrome OS supposed to restart on login screen?

Is Chrome OS supposed to restart if you take too long (less than 30 seconds) to make a decision (click something, type in a field) on the login screen ? The screen goes black and everything reloads. ...
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ChromeOS - Autorun script located on a USB drive

I am developing a piece of software that is eventually going to run on ChromeOS and will come in the form of an Android app (apk package). We have been asked to come up with a distrubution system that ...
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Dysfunctional Keyboard in Elementary OS SeaBIOS Dual Boot

I just used Fascinating Captain's guide to dual boot Elementary g OS on a Dell Inspiron Chromebook using SeaBIOS. Everything went smoothly until I was in Elementary OS and found that my keyboard didn'...
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Error when editing sources.list while installing RStudio on Chromebook Linux (beta)

I am following this great guide for installing RStudio on a Chromebook using Linux (beta). I am using a 2017 Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13K). After appending the /etc/apt/sources.list file with deb ...
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LINUX: tar: You may not specify more than one '-Acdtrux', '--delete' or '--test-label' option [closed]

sudo tar xuzf splunk-7.2.4-8a94541dcfac-Linux-x86_64.tgz -C /opt I get the following message: tar: You may not specify more than one '-Acdtrux', '--delete' or '--test-label' option Try 'tar --help' ...
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How can I make a bootable ISO from a bootable USB drive?

I used a set of instructions to create a bootable USB drive for ChromeOS. I want to install ChromeOS in VirtualBox. This is apparently impossible to do from a USB drive. I tried mounting the 9GB .img ...
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How do I backup Chrome OS?

I tried to use Acronis Backup & Restore Universal which boot form USB media, but it doesn't work. It doesn't boot from USB removable media. It looks like Chromebooks don't have a BIOS like normal ...
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Unable to find relevant linux headers

I am going through the steps to be able to use my Wacom tablet (CTL-6100WL) and I am to the point where I am installing the linux headers however this happens. (xenial)grace@localhost:~$ uname -r 3....
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How do I access an SD card via command line in Chrome OS?

I'm trying to use the command line in terminal to unzip a massive .zip archive on my SD card. My understanding is that normally, I would locate the SD card in /dev/, mount the card, and then I should ...
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Using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Chromebook with crouton

I am planning on buying a Chromebook and using crouton (https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton) to install Linux on it. I want to use a normal install of Ubuntu 18.04 'Bionic Beaver' (preferably the "...
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Performance of Linux Apps on Chrome OS [closed]

The support for linux applications makes Chrome OS very interesting to me. But I would like to know more about their actual performance. Apparently, the applications are executed in KVM. The google ...
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Trouble installing Arch on an i686 Samsung Chromebook

Tryong to boot an Arch liveUSB. Can't install SeaBios, but I was able to enable developer mode. Legacy boot is obviously not working right now. My Chromebook: https://flash.newegg.com/product/...
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bash: wget: command not found

I'm using ASUS-Chromebook-Flip-C302CA / Google Chrome OS - Version 65.0.3325.35 (Official Build) dev (64-bit) and I'm trying to follow Visual Studio Code for Chromebooks and Raspberry Pi, yet failing ...
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Steam In home steaming not working on Chrome OS (via crouton)

I installed Debian stretch via crouton, and after navigating through "locales" problems, mounting problems, and video problems, I managed to get it to work very well on my Asus C202. However all ...
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Steam library folder must be on Executable filesystem

I am running Debian 9 via Crouton on an Intel Chromebook. I've had some difficulties with bash and the display, however I resolved these. I installed Steam, and the games work on it, however I only ...
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Switching from Chrome OS to Ubuntu 14.02

I'm trying to switch from the Chrome OS to Ubuntu 14.02 by doing what I normally do: sudo startunity But it's giving me this issue. Has anyone come across this? Any help is appreciated. Error org....
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Failed to install dev-python/six-1.10.0

I have chrome OS. Linux localhost 4.4.64-09100-g30321742b4e0 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 21 20:08:24 PDT 2017 x86_64 Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N4200 @ 1.10GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux and I have problem for ...
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Running script through udev rule on Chrome OS [closed]

Chrome OS does not natively support LUKS. I have manually installed cryptsetup to Chrome OS (not a chroot environment). It works, I have used it to encrypt a partition on a usb I'd like to use to hold ...
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USB flash drives appear and disappear instantly from Thunar (xfce)

I have a HP Chromebook where i used crouton to install xfce on. Everything is working fine and expected. However when I whenever I plug up a flash drive (64bit formated with NTFS or 265MB formated ...
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Getting a list of package names that are available to be installed in Portage

I'm working on a Chromebook. Since Chrome OS is based on Gentoo, the package management system that is available in developer mode is Portage. emerge is the command to use to install packages, but it ...
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USB Mouse not working on Samsung ChromeBook 3

Samsung ChromeBook 3 on Chrome OS beta channel. Developer mode is enabled. USB Keyboards work OK, but USB Mouse isn't working. (I only have one to test but it works ok on other linux PC) The ...
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Use sudo to simulate initial login and run command

I have a Dev-Install environment setup on my Chromebook. Whenever I use it through crosh, I immediately switch to the root user using sudo -i. The reason that sudo -i is used instead of sudo su is so ...
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Clear shell and crosh histories in Chrome OS

I have a Acer Chromebook 14 and have installed and removed a whole host of Linux OSes using the crouton installer. As a result, both the crosh and shell histories are jam-packed full of commands I've ...
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How to install python on chromeos terminal

In this post, the top answer says that Alternatively you can go put your device in Developer Mode and gain access to a shell from where you can install/launch Python. I want to know how to do this....
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Chrome OS and OpenVPN

I'm using ASUS Chromebook Flip with Google Chrome OS Version 59.0.3071.47 (Official Build) dev (32-bit) and I would like to use my OpenVPN server. My attempt(s): via crosh - I am able to connect to ...
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How to use the X Window system on chrome-os

I have a Chromebook and From version 45 or something like that. The X window system was replaced with Googles Proprietary Frecon I was wondering if there is a way to replace Frecon with the X Window ...
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Chromebook Asking for Old Password

Immediately after updating my chromebook to the latest dev version (Version 59.0.3071.25 dev), it has the normal sign-in prompt on boot, but once I enter my password and second factor (Yubikey), it ...
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Where Can I Download Chrome OS?

A few months ago, I bought a Chromebook CR-48 Mario on eBay and I "modded" it and flashed a new BIOS and installed a different Linux version. Now I want to re-install Chrome OS. Where can I download ...
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How to run virtual machines on a chromebook

I have a Acer R11 (X86) chrome-book that has a kernel issue with running virtual box and vmware player (Yes I installed kernel headers, they are incompatible with my kernel and virtual box). If there ...
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I have installed Ubuntu using Crouton why is my / folder a /dev/mmcblk volume and not /dev/sda

I have 2 chromebooks, an older (2014) model and a newer Acer R11 Touchscreen with N3160 one. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Codenamed Trusty) on my newer chrome book. I open GParted and I see 3 ...
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loadkeys says “Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console” in chroot on ChromeOS

I've been trying the "Developer console" in ChromeOS( dev mode), which is entered by Ctrl+Alt+Forward but when switching the keyboard layout with loadkeys cz I got an error saying Couldn't get a file ...
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Chrome-OS: How is it possible that 3 directories are mounted on the same partition

I noticed a weird thing on my Chromebook today. It seems like 3 directories are mounted on the same partition and yet have totally different content. I tried googling the issue, but came up with a ...
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Trying to run Java 8 on ChromeOS but keep running into error message

I read from multiple websites that it's possible to download Java 8 on a Chromebook without having to use crouton. I do already have crouton but for matters of convenience, I wanted to be able to use ...
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VirtualBox keeps on giving me errors!

So I installed VirtualBox and used this guide After I followed this at the end I got some errors (xenial)cloud@localhost:~$ virtualbox WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. ...
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Avoid “this site can't be reached”

I am trying to access my own server admin https://mysite.tld:10000 I have my own certificate. Surely I trust myself. I get "This site can’t be reached". I tried unchecking "protect...from dangerous ...
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Permission Denied: cd into directory

I'm using a Chromebook and would like to navigate inside the Android container via the shell. The container is mounted at the path /run/containers/android_XXXXX. When trying to cd into the directory, ...
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Where to find the source tarball for libgfortran3?

I've been using the multithreaded linear algebra package jblas on Chrome OS, which is called from some Java code. When attempting matrix multiplication via mmul, the following error is thrown: ...
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Why does GCC stop working?

I've followed this tutorial which shows how you can enable the GCC compiler on ChromeOS, which uses the following commands below. sudo /usr/share/vboot/bin/make_dev_ssd.sh --...
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Boot Linux on Chromebook from external media

I have full Linux installed on my flash drive. What I want to do is boot from this flash drive with the Asus C300 Chromebook. There are many tutorials in the Internet on how to install Linux on ...