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

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How do I set up the ARChon custom runtime on Chromebook?

Most of my friends use Skype, and I wanted to use it on my Chromebook. If was searching for how to install it, and I found this article. I followed the steps in the article and on it's linked pages, ...
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Swap search button and escape

I wonder how I can swap the search button and escape button on chrome os (not the physical buttons of course, but the key signal from them).
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How can I change a ChrUbuntu 12.04 install over to Arch ARM on a first generation Samsung Chromebook XE500C21?

I installed ChrUbuntu 12.04 on my Chromebook (Samsung XE500C21) using this script. 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 ...
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Dell Chromebook 11 - unable to set backlight and /sys/class/backlight/ is empty

I have installed Lubuntu on my Dell Chromebook 11 and everything works except for the backlight. Can't set the backlight with the brightness keys, neither with xbacklight,xdotool or any other GUI ...
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Can you run a portable Windows installation with a usb drive on a Intel Chromebook?

I was wondering if I could make a portable Windows installation on a USB drive with Windows to go and use it together with my chromebook. Couldn't really find much information on this. Is this ...
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Is it possible to use the InsydeH20 BIOS on a chromebook?

Ok, right now I have an acer C710 chromebook with a custom BIOS flashed on it. Chromebooks can usually only boot chrome os, but flashing the BIOS I did, a special build of coreboot, allows it to boot ...
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Chromebook ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED error

I have seen answers on similar issues for Windows, but no solution for Chromebook which is were the issue is occurring. The error will popup every now and again and then disappear after a while and ...
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RE: Chromebook Pixel - Product lifecycle? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a Chromebook Pixel but I know the first/original model has been out for going on two years. Is an announcement coming soon or what do people think the plans are and should ...
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How do I change the system typeface/font in Chrome OS (Chromebook)?

Is it possible to change the default system typeface? If so, how?
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Windows 8.1 Installer goes to black screen after logo

Well, as anyone that can see my previous questions knows, I am currently in the quest of putting windows 8.1 or 10 TP on my chromebook C710-2856. I finally managed to create a bootable windows 8.1 ...
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From windows 8.1, how can I allow an already existent debian installation to be dual-booted?

I have a chromebook c710-2856, and have been in the process on installing windows and debian on it in the past few days. Right now, I have a 250 GB hard drive instead of the default 16 GB SSD, and I ...
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Do I need to connect the jumper pins in a SATA hard drive to anything?

I am looking at replacing the 16GB SSD on my Chromebook (C710-2856) with a bigger, maybe a little faster SSD so that my laptop has room for more Linux stuff and maybe Windows 8 if I can find the ...
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How can I determine if a certain hard drive will fit my chromebook?

I have a Chromebook C710-2856, and I want to install a 64 GB REALLY fast SSD. I want to so this so that I have enough room for windows 8, which I will be installing. I am aware that the drivers for ...
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Restoring linux after wipe on chromebook?

So... complete Chromebook n00b here, just put my order in for a Toshiba CB2. I will probably be putting Linux on it pretty early on, but after reading warning after warning about the extra chroot bits ...
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ssh from chromebook to ubuntu pc on local network using host names

I have a chromebook and two PCs running ubuntu. I can SSH between the ubuntus using their host names without any problems. But when I try to ssh using the secure shell extension on the chromebook, ...
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Chrome OS local link stopped working

I've created a very simple webpage as a test on my chromebook. I have an index.html and a test.txt file within the same folder. I have linked the test.txt with the html <a href="test.txt">. ...
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BIOS Write-Protect Screw HP Chromebook 14

Anybody who knows what the BIOS Write-Protect Screw is on this image? This is the board of a HP Chromebook 14 (K6C85EA). The other images that I can find are different :-( Need to know because I want ...
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Chromebook no longer connects to Wifi

A few months ago I picked up a Samsung chromebook from a pawnshop for cheap and I just use it for things most people use a tablet for. Most of the time its just plugged in to my speakers in the ...
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How different is the version of Chrome on a Chromebook vs. a PC (Windows 7)

I've been trying to find something explaining this, but essentially I'm guessing that there ARE differences, since one is for a Linux-based OS and one is for a Windows-based one. Are there documented ...
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How can I get serprog-duino to recognize a Macronix MX25L6406E chip?

I recently manged to brick my acer C710-2384 chromebook a while ago by trying to flash the bios incorrectly. I opened it up, and looked at the motherboard, finding a Macronix MX25L6406E chip. I ...
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Trying to find out if chromebook Supervised User hacked device

One of the kids has a chromebook, acer c720. I set him up as a supervised user on 9/5/2014, and was able to view browsing history on supervised user dashboard. However the history stopped on ...
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History Provider Cache File for Chrome OS

I have been having a sluggish omnibox, and one of the fixes people suggest is to delete the history provider cache file from the user directory, however I was not able to find this file on Chrome OS, ...
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Can a Chromebook run Mac OS

I am thinking of getting a HP chrome book 11 or 14 (not sure yet) and I like Mac OSX could I run it on a chrome book? I also am curious if it could run Mine craft with shaders mod
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How to completely delete Chrome OS and replace it with linux?

as you can see in the title I have a question regarding chrombooks. I would like to format the internal storage and install Linux (manjaro hopefully) and I would prefer to not have to use crouton. The ...
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802.11ac + latest chromebooks + old modem?

I'm thinking of buying one of the latest Chromebooks with 802.11ac capability. Will it work with my old/slow modem with BGN capability (at least that's what I think it has)? Right now my download ...
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OpenGL is not using Direct Rendering

I have a Chromebook with Debian installed using Crouton. I've installed Steam, and I'm trying to get through all the dependencies and errors associated with such a hacky setup. My latest error that ...
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install Java SE SDK 5 on Chromebook

So I turned on the developer mode, installed Crouton on my Samsung Chromebook and used it as a linux ever since and it's been great. Now I need to install Java SE SDK 5(maybe 4 also) to perform some ...
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is the chromebook developer mode shell a fully capable linux shell

I have enabled developer mode on my chromebook. Is the command line shell a fully implemented linux shell? Would there be any point in installing something like ubuntu?
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chromebook keyboard shortcuts don't work when language is set to hebrew

On chromebook when I'm switching to non English language the keyboard shortcuts no longer work in the different apps such as gmail. Could it be they never thought of this annoying issue? I've asked ...
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Updating kernel on a Chromebook to prep for Chrubuntu

Pretty simple question: I have read that by setting my Chromebook to the dev channel, it will install a later kernel. Currently it's 3.4.0, and it'd install 3.8.0 (64-bit, no less). However, after ...
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Updating Chrubuntu 14.04 kernel on Acer C7 (currently 3.4.0)

There was another, similar question on this here, but it's for old ubuntu versions, and the script no longer works. While installing, the script works fine until: + vbutil_kernel --verify /dev/sda6 ...
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Network Issues using Ubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Chromebook 14, which now allows me to switch back and forth between Chrome OS and Ubuntu. I had no issues browsing in Ubuntu a few days ago. This morning, ...
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Dual boot enrolled chromebook

My wife got this Chromebook (Samsung 303C) from work which is enrolled to her educational institution for centralised management. I'm cool with that. I'd like to install Ubuntu on a SD card to be ...
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How do I remap the Caps Lock key in Chrome OS?

I have a Chromebook and have attached an external keyboard to it. How do I remap the Caps Lock key on the external keyboard to another modifier? (The keyboard settings - ...
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Natural scrolling for an external mouse on a Chromebook?

Chromebook settings allow one to enable "Australian scrolling", which is equivalent to Mac OS X's "natural scrolling", but only for the trackpad. The setting does not seem to have any effect for ...
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Configuring a Dell Chromebook to suspend in Ubuntu

I recently acquired a new Dell Chromebook 11, and I'm having issues with the suspend functionality in Ubuntu. More specifically, when I run sudo pm-suspend, the system simply shutsdown. Ubuntu was ...
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Is read-only BIOS flashable?

I would like to replace Chrome OS with Linux Mint on Acer Chromebook. Problem is it has a read-only BIOS (thanks...!). Would it be possible/feasible to flash this and make it into an read-write BIOS ...
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Reclaiming an old school Chromebook

In the middle school I go to, we use chromebooks. They are "managed", so we cannot change or do anything to the laptop we are not allowed to do. One of my friends recently left the school. Since he ...
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Google Chrome page is infected by the Ukash virus

I have a Samsung Chromebook. On the Google Chrome page I can't get rid of a site called Ukash (some site masquerading as Europol or something). How can I get rid of it?
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Connecting a second account to the same wifi on a Chromebook

I have two accounts that I use on my chromebook. Yesterday I connected one account to wifi that I won't be able to see the password for again. On Windows, there is a "Network Properties" window that ...
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Is there a way to install Latex, Sage and Gap on a Chromebook?

I just acquire a HP Chromebook 14", and I know it's limited for the installation of new applications. I would like to install Latex, Sage and Gap on it (and also some packages), but I did not find ...
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What web dev oriented SDK is suitable for Chromebook? [closed]

I am wondering if I could run something like WebStorm or Sublime Text on chromebook. What else would I miss on Chromebook that I normally use? FTP client? NodeJS server?
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Tool for managing student Chromebook usage [closed]

We deployed Chromebooks to our sixth graders 1:1. We are loving the freedom that it gives our students to explore creatively -- but we are having some trouble with students using Chromebooks for ...
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Arch Linux (Acer C7 Chromebook) How to load a newer kernel than 3.4.0?

I installed Arch Linux on the x86_64 Acer C7 chromebook using these instructions (external link). I then edited this script to exclude debian-related stuff that doesn't come with arch linux: ...
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Samsung Chromebook will not connect to WPA 2 Enterprise Wi-Fi

I am trying to set a brand new Samsung Chromebook to the company Wi-Fi, with WPA-2 Enterprise. I believe I've tried every setting, (there are not that many network settings options on a Chromebook) ...
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Can I use a chromebook as a ssh workstation?

For my work I develop and run a lot of software on remote clusters. Mostly I'm just using bash/vim over ssh and run only a terminal emulator and web browser locally. I was considering getting a ...
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Error Broken pipe while install chrubuntu

Okay, I need help My chromebook is Acer c720 So., I trying to follow this guide -> http://www.amirkurtovic.com/blog/installing-chrubuntu-on-the-samsung-arm-chromebook-a-step-by-step-photo-guide/ I go ...
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Is there any way to monitor ChromeOS updates?

My chromebook has been acting up recently and it's always updating. I can't debug the issue because I can't tell if the issue is with the update or if I've narrowed the problem down. Is there any way ...
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Booting memtest86 with kexec

I have a Chromebook (Samsung Series 5) that does not have a BIOS and cannot boot from USB. From recent random crashes, I am suspecting that the RAM is broken, and would like to run memtest86. I ...
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Offline slideshow on a Chromebook

Can Chromebooks do offline slideshows from Google Plus albums? If not, what other approaches can be used to show a slideshow offline from a Chromebook? (the scenario I am thinking of is taking a ...