Chromebook is a Google netbook which runs the cloud operating system Chrome OS.

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Is there a way to use xterm on chromebook?

I'm using Secure Shell on chrome which is great. Now the only problem is that I cannot use xterm. Is there a way to install X11? Thanks!
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Can a 64-bit OS be loaded on a 64-bit processor when the EFI is 32-bit?

I'm struggling to get a Chromebook loaded with a new OS. The Chromebook is a Toshiba CB35-B3330, and it has a 64-bit Intel Celeron N2840. I'm struggling because I can't get any useful information on ...
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Can't boot to alternate OS or Live CD

I'm having trouble installing a new OS on a Toshiba Satellite Chromebook. I continue to encounter a message "The device you inserted does not contain Chrome OS". I basically followed Chrome OS's ...
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Skip “Select a Network” during Chromebook setup

I purchased a Toshiba Satellite Chromebook for testing and evaluation of ChromeOS. On the first screen I am prompted to select a network. The image below is from HP docs because Toshiba does not ...
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Where to download is it that I download libc.so.6 which is what the error box says i need as well

I saw a post that was similar to my question but the person who asked about it had diffrent versions on top of other problems that dont quite relate to mine. When i try to run steam it says Steam ...
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How to automount in ChromeOS? Biggest partition not mounting at startup on my Chromebook

I was pretty excited to realize there's a Chromebook tag on here on SuperUser, very cool! Not finding this answer on SO or SU or after a lot of Googling. Question is: My biggest partition (9Gb) ...
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Remap f keys for chromebook running linux

I installed arch Linux on my Chromebook and I'm using LXDE. I looked into re-mapping the search key/caps lock key to the super/windows key and was able to do that with "setxkbmap -option caps:super" ...
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Connect to VirtualBox RDP from Chromebook

I'm trying to connect to VirtualBox running on Ubuntu 14.04 from a Chromebook. I've got VirtualBox configured and can connect to its Remote Desktop display using remotedesktop on the Ubuntu machine. I ...
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Place icons on the Chromebook desktop

I am accustomed to windows/mac/ubuntu/debian/mint/centos/rhel desktop operating systems which all have a "desktop" (please see the link for the word "desktop" if you are not sure what a desktop is or ...
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Disable “OS verification is turned off” screen on Chromebook

I have an Acer C720 Chromebook. I have it in developer mode, and whenever it turns on, it shows a screen that says, paraphrasing, "OS verification is turned off, CTRL+D to continue, SPACE to start ...
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Wrong characters displayed when typing on Chromebook

When I try to type a question mark character (shift-/) on my Samsung Chromebook, I get an underscore. Other non-letter characters are wrong too. I haven't had the machine for long, but I think it ...
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Scripps Spelling Bee Pop Up/Dialogue Box [on hold]

I'm on the Scripps National Spelling Bee site with the words where you click on them and you spell them for practice. You click on the list name and it shows the list of words with three options ...
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How to disable auto deletion of files in my Chromebook's Downloads folder?

How can I stop the files in my Downloads folder from being automatically deleted when I begin to run low on space? Ref: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/1061547
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Can't get chroagh to work from a specified location

I'm trying to get Chroagh (a Crouton fork with support for Arch Linux) to work from an SD card alongside ChromeOS on an Asus C300. I'm doing this by using the command, sudo sh -e installer/main.sh -r ...
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Wanting to run x86 binaries in Crouton Linux on dev-enabled Asus Chromebook Flip (ARM)

Yes, I know this may be very esoteric. :) I have a few simple x86 programs which run fine using Wine in any stock x86 desktop Linux. None of them have any 3D graphics or unusual hardware needs. ...
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Chromebook: How do you increase the size of the Chrome webbrowser GUI?

I have a Chromebook with a small screen size and relatively high pixel count (aka resolution)[1]. Some of the text that normally would be easily readable on my large 27 inch screen is literally... ...
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How to remove beeping sound in dev mode in chrome-os?

How would I remove the beeping loud annoying sound when entering developer mode in Chrome OS? Is there a terminal command to remove this?
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Remove HP Chromebook 11 G3 reboot shortcut?

So I have a HP Chromebook 11 G3, and I wonder, how do I remove, or atleast change the reboot shortcut, it is the reload/spinning button + the power button. This is really annoying because it's ...
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Chrome OS auto run command periodically?

Is it possible to make a command run every 2.5 hours on a Chromebook with a script or something? Also can I make this script start on startup every time?
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Chromebook hover feature

I am delighted with my Chromebook, apart from the hover feature. That is driving me mad. I have seen one forum contributor who starts off "Go to Settings" That is OK. Then he says "Go to Advanced ...
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F10 in devtools in chromebook ChromeOS

How can I use the Step over(Windows=F10) in the chrome dev tools on a chromebook (chromeOS)?
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How to search .tex files in some file manager of Chromebook?

I am trying to search .tex files in Chromebook. The format is not within the allowed formats in the OS. You can search .txt files in contrast, but I do no want to change the filenames between ...
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How to unblock unsafe port on Chromebook?

I am unable to access port 6666 on my chromebook. The tutorials online say to edit the startup command but I can't on my Chromebook. Is there another way to do this. A hidden url like net-internals ...
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How to replace with empty line in Caret?

I add unsuccessfully "\n" in the search. No regex seems to work. Caret is a clone of Sublime editor in Chromebook. How can replace with empty line in Caret's search of Chromebook?
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Using multiple google drive accounts to get around the 15Gb limit

I'm too scared I'll get on Google's shit list if I ask this question in one of their forums (I know I'm just being paranoid, but still) which is why I'm asking the question here. Google drive is ...
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Listen to Mic through Speakers on a Dell Chromebook

I'm aware that in Windows 7 you can play the microphone input out of the computer speakers. I have a Dell Chromebook and am wondering if this is possible on Chrome OS. I checked the Settings areas ...
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To disable hiding of cursor on empty lines in Chromebook's Caret?

The cursor is visible on the top of linenumbers but invisible if get on the empty lines. I think the problem is because of black background; the default cursor on top of editor is a the horizontal ...
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On a Chromebook, how do I selectively delete Search entries from the Omnibox

What I already know: I have read about deleting URLs from the Omnibox on a Chromebook, that is use Shift+Delete (or Shift+Alt+Backspace on older chromebooks). I have also found a few articles about ...
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Need help dealing with a full Ubuntu crash on a Chromebook

I’ve had Ubuntu/Crouton installed on my Chromebook (HP 2014 Chromebook) for a few months now, but suddenly nothing is working. I installed Ubuntu on it using Crouton a few months ago but I’m not sure ...
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Is it possible to boot from a USB flash drive on the recovery screen?

When one is using a Chromebook, they can forcefully get it into recovery mode by pressing Esc+Refresh+Power. This will then display a recovery screen. I’ve had a couple of friends tell me that I can ...
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Why CTRL-/ not Toggle comment in tex file of Caret?

I have a tex file where I see the syntax correctly highlighted. However, I would like to use the keybinding, toggle comment, but CTRL-/ is not working as described in the menu Edit. How can you ...
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How to get a list of recent files -view for Caret?

I would like to get TextMate's feature to Caret that you press CMD-Shift-T and you get a list of recent files in your directory where you can easily open files there. Caret is so advanced so I think ...
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Textmate theme for Chromebook's Caret?

I am trying to get TextMate's like colors (dark variant) to Chromebook's Caret. I did in Settings > User Preferences: { //If you want to disable update checks at startup, change this ...
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Which permissions/owners should be used for memory cards in Chromebook?

I have one memory card originally made for OSX. I cannot read all documents there. I think it is owner or permission problem. Which permissions/owners should be used for memory cards in ...
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To backup Chromebook and its memory cards?

I would like to backup my Chromebook. This backup includes also the connected memory card. However, I could not CTRL-c and CTRL-v those files from the memory card to my external drive. Chromebook ...
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How can you use CHM files well in Chromebook?

I need CHM files for my research work because of their better search capabilities than PDF. I have not found any way to read CHM (Compiled HTML) files on a Chromebook. They are the faster way to read ...
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Theoretically, how does one take the keyboard and touchpad drivers from Ubuntu on ChromeOS and convert them for use with Windows?

I asked this on AskUbuntu, but they said it was 'off-topic' and to post it on a list of other forums (including this one), so: In theory, it is possible to install Windows on a Chromebook. To do so, ...
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May I use portage on ChromiumOS natively?

May I install portage on ChromiumOS natively without jails and other 'install linux inside chromiumOS' approaches? May I use portage default repository then? Why I like ChromiumOS look and feel ...
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How can I wipe my Chromebook without the powerwash button?

I have a Chromebook, and ideally, I'd like to restore it to it's factory state, without any owners, any user accounts, or any data whatsoever. There's only one problem. I have no access to the ...
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Location of mounted Zip File on Chromebook via Crosh

See this answer for context. I believe these steps could easily be recreated via crosh (Chrome Shell) given the location of the mounted media. Anyone know this path? Any references to Chrome ...
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Chromebook Acer 11 Hover Feature

The hover feature on my Acer Chromebook 11 has become very sensitive. It's jumping me to places before I even know I've hovered. Is there a setting I can change ? I know I cannot turn it off. ...
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Wipe ChromeOS drive and start net

Is there a way to fully wipe the harddrive for a ChromeOS laptop and do a full install of Linux? I've been playing around with the many different ways for installing linux to a ChromeBook to make it ...
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What capabilities does a Chromebook have that another OS running Chrome browser doesn’t

I’ve already purchased a Windows laptop for my daughter’s school. Last year we had to purchase a iPad. This next year they are insisting on a Chromebook. My question is: Can I achieve the same ...
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Where is the Arc Welder Android's Directory on a Chromebook?

I recently got a Chromebook, and I'm running Arc Welder for Android apps. I'm doing experimenting, and there's a file I need to open in the app, but the app redirects me to the Android file system ...
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Getting “Chrome didn't shut down correctly.” on a Chromebook

I have been getting the “Chrome didn't shut down correctly.” message on my Chromebook for over a month when signing on. After clicking on the Restore button to restart the previous session of the ...
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how do I fix “chrome didn't shut down correctly” on my acer chromebook

I have an Acer Chromebook. The current version of Chrome is 44.0.2403.124. Upon opening Chrome I get the flag across the top that "Chrome didn't shut down properly". I have tried Reset Settings and ...
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How can I display Unicode characters in Windows Chrome like I do in Chrome OS?

How can I have Unicode characters such as {u+1f167} display in Windows Chrome like they do in Chrome on my Chromebook? In Chrome OS, my example character looks like this.. But in Chrome on Windows ...
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Assign “Command” key on external keyboard in Chrome OS

I'm using an external Mac keyboard with a Chromebook (Chrome OS). Apparently the Command key is unassigned because it doesn't work as a modifier. It would be really helpful if it even just duplicated ...
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Reset root password for Chromebook

How could I do this? I tried: putting the chromebook in dev mode enabling debugging options set the root password browse as guest(also tried with a google account) open shell ctrl + shift + t enter ...
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Whey does only the 'a' key make a vibrating buzzing sound when pressed on my laptops keyboard?

So just recently the letter 'a' on my laptop started making a buzzing vibrating sound when pressed. It sounds like its a wiring problem almost...I can just place my finger on it and feel the ...