Questions tagged [chrome-os]

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

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Running Python on ChromeOS

Is it possible to run the Python interpreter on a ChromeOS machine? I've found various editors you can use, but I would like the ability to run python applications as well. I would like to purchase ...
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In Chrome OS, Bash won't execute my script. How do I get Bash to run my script?

I have a foo.sh file in my current directory. If I try to run ./foo.sh, I get: -bash: ./foo.sh: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied But if I run /bin/sh ./foo.sh then it runs fine. How can ...
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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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Disable beep/chime in Secure Shell in Chrome OS

How do I disable the beep/bell sound that is emitted in Secure Shell in Chrome OS? When certain commands fail, such as pressing backspace on an empty command line or on a failing tab autocompletion, I ...
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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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How to tell Chromium-browser to run a url as single instance not multiple instances?

I have a web application which crawls data and any browser download it first the second one will not get that crawl informations. While using Chromium-browser in a PC i start as below: $ chromium-...
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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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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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Unable to boot Chromium OS from USB drive

I have tried both my own builds of Chromium OS and Hexxeh's daily Vanilla builds, and neither work. I copy them over to my flash drive, but when I try to boot from it, nothing happens except my ...
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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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How do I fix iptables in ChromeOS?

Using the shell in chrosh in ChromeOS I followed some (apparently terrible) advice to flush my IP tables. using the command sudo iptables -F I am now unable to connect to the internet at all. All ...
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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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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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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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Bash completion for user without access to /etc

I'm using a Chromebook (with a developer mode enabled), and as someone of you may know, there is no write access to the system directories (including /etc/). I'd like to enable the bash-completion ...
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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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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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How to dualboot Win7 and Chrome-OS on Netbook

I have tested Google Chrome OS (aka Chromium OS) using a USB pen drive, or more precisely Chrome OS Lime by Hexxeh. Since I like it I would like to install it along side of my pre-installed Windows ...
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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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Mount encrypted ChromeOS partition in Chrubuntu

I have a Samsung Chromebook 2, and was using crouton to run linux in a chroot next to chomeos and ran out of SDD space. I opened gparted, and it told me that the GPT table was in the wrong place and ...
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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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Is Chromium OS a GNU/Linux distro?

Is Chromium OS is a GNU/Linux distribution or is it a non-GNU Linux-based operating system like Android, webOS or Syllable Server? Does Chromium OS use GNU C Library, GNU coreutils etc., or maybe it ...
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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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Installing Anaconda on a Chromebook

So I'm not sure if this is the right place for my question since I'm using Chrome OS, but I've put it in developer mode and opened a shell, which looks very reminiscent of a Unix shell. I've never ...
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Install Chromium OS without USB Disk

You seem to need a 4GB USB disk or flash drive to install Chromium OS onto before you can install it to your hard drive. Is there a way to install Chromium OS onto your hard drive without a handy 4GB ...
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passwd: Authentication token lock busy

I'm using ASUS Chromebook Flip with Google Chrome OS 53.0.2773.3.dev: chronos@localhost / $ cat /etc/os-release NAME=Chrome OS ID_LIKE=chromiumos GOOGLE_CRASH_ID=ChromeOS BUG_REPORT_URL=https://crbug....
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Problem running Ubuntu on crouton after updating chromeos

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 using Crouton on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 for several months. Today I exited Crouton and restarted my chromebook. After restarting and issuing sudo startxfce4 in the shell ...
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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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Installing GNU Make on ChromeOS

Playing around with the new Chromebook, was trying to get Make working to the end of installing other software. However, can't seem to get Make anywhere near to install; ./configure doesn't generate ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Audio Problems Using Crouton on Chromebook

I've been using crouton through my Acer 720c Chromebook. In addition, I have an external monitor that I like to use with it, ASUS VS247. This particular monitor has an audio pass-through but NO ...
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Chromium OS says “Your system is repairing itself. Please wait” and then reboots

I downloaded ChromeOS-Vanilla-3851.0.2013_03_17_1641-r7af8fe3d.zip from chromeos.hexxeh.net, then extracted and "burned" to a 4GB USB drive with dd if=ChromeOS-Vanilla-3851.0.2013_03_17_1641-r7af8fe3d....
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How to load kernel module in Chromium OS?

I've installed the Chromium Vanilla by Hexxeh to a USB drive, but I can't use it on my computer because it lacks the carl9170 driver, which is needed by my adapter (a D-Link DWA-160.) I've managed to ...
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Install Chrome Linux from PXE boot

I've got a PXE boot server from which I can boot a selection of LIVE CD's. Mostly different Ubuntu distributions. Setting it up for ubuntu was relatively easy. I have copied the caspar directory from ...
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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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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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Memory space of an operating system

I want to install Uberstudent (based on Ubuntu 14.04) on a Samsung Chromebook 2. I'm new to looking at specs so I don't know if it will work. The Uberstudent documentation states: "2 GB of ...
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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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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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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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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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crouton - ERROR: unknown command: shell [closed]

I'm using ASUS Chromebook Flip with Google Chrome OS 53.0.2773.3.dev and I'm trying Usage step from Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment: (Ctrl+Alt+T, type shell and hit enter) I pressed Ctrl+...
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Installing Python modules on ChromeOS

Is there any way you can download Python modules in ChromeOS without accessing developer mode? I am using a student Chromebook that blocks access to developer mode.
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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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Chromium OS‎ binaries

Are there any uptodate Chromium OS‎ binaries available? I only found chromeos.hexxeh.net, but the packages are quite old.