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

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Exit os recovery screen on Chrome OS without wiping the SSD

I have a chrome book (an acer C-720p) with arch linux installed on it, and someone accidentally entered OS verification on boot. So I am now on the "Chrome OS is missing or damaged" screen and I would ...
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download stops on my chromebook

I have a samsung chromebook and recently when i attempt to download a video it starts off fine, but at random points in the download (half way thru or sometimes even minutes until its complete!) the ...
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Javascript development on Chromebook without installing Linux?

I am thinking of getting a Chromebook and use it partially for offline Javascript development. I know about the options of dual boot Ubuntu or Crouton. But since Javascript is built in to browsers (I ...
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Chromebook keeps turning wi-fi off, then back on

My Samsung chromebook has developed an odd wi-fi behaviour. I have eliminated signal problems and the router and have stopped all running apps but the problem remains. The wi-fi status indicator on ...
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Simplest way to use windows software on Chromebook

I am trying to use windows software (games mostly) on my Chromebook (acer c720). On our old Chromebook, I downloaded chrUbuntu, booted chrUbuntu, then installed wine. chrUbuntu no longer works, so I'm ...
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Control touch pad on a Chromebook

I'm finding the touchpad on the my new Chromebook to be less than stellar, and was exited to read about a way to tweak its settings with tpcontrol, hoping I could get it to work more like I would ...
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Kali linux on a Chromebook (Asus C200/C300)

I just bought an Asus Chromebook C300 (4GB RAM, 32GB SDD) and want to install Linux on it, I have a couple of questions, I can't find answers to, before proceeding any further. Do Kali and this ...
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Add Canon Pixma MX472 to Chromebook connected via USB

I am confused by the difference of a "Classic Printer" as defined by Google when adding a printer to the Google cloud? I have a chromebook with the printer connected via USB. When I turn on the ...
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ChromeOS hack dont let me mount usb in filemanager app

Hello a Chrome Laptop(Samsung Series 3 ) comes to may hands, this are for internet but I wan´t use as child computer or office, because wifi internet is not very easy here. I in developer mode and ...
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Can not install Silverlight on my chromebook? [duplicate]

silverlight not compatable with my chromebook os. Is there an alternative app that i can install that will do the same job and allow me to play sky go programmes on my chromebook?
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Keyboard layout using Chrome RDP on a Chromebook

I'm using a Chromebook with an azerty keyboard. I want it to connect to a Windows server using RDP. I'm using Chrome RDP as it is the only one that I found that actually will connect. However, for ...
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How to permanently add a Personal SSL certificate on Chromebox guest account?

The question is already pretty much self exlanatory. I've exported a Personal SSL certificate (PKCS #12). I can easily import and use this certificate on my Chromebox (chrome://settings/certificates). ...
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Acer C270 Chromebook “An Unexpected Error has occurred” / verbose mode

I am not exactly sure if this exchange is the best location for this question, but bear with me. I am having issues restoring a Acer C270 Chromebook. Booting with POWER+ESC+REFRESH notifies I must ...
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Transcend MTS400 SSD crashes my Acer C720 Chromebook, how to disable SATA power management in Chrome OS?

So I upgraded my Acer C720P Chromebook with a larger Transcend MTS400 SSD. However this SSD has a firmware bug, because of which it is incompatible with SATA power management (ALPM). This Transcend ...
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Samsung Chromebook series 3 sudo password

I cannot for the life of me find the sudo password for my chromebook. I have it in dev mode on Chrome OS 41. I want to install Arch Linux ARM onto an SD card but the instructions here ...
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.Xresources not read by urxvt running under crouton with i3wm

Chromebook with Linux running via crouton (originally Ubuntu 12.04, upgraded to 14.04). I'm starting X from crosh/shell using: sudo i3 Contents of i3 (comments/usage instructions omitted): ...
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chromebook with ubuntu with trusty and unity envioment

When I'm playing minecraft on my my Linux OS and hit "left ctrl + space" I like un-select from the game and my cursor reappears. Really annoying and I need some help, very inexperienced.
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How to get rid of the self hiding window bar on Chromebox apps?

I've a got a Chromebox with Chrome OS (v. 41.0.2272.53), and installed the Citrix Receiver HTML5 app (V. 1.5.0.19). When I'm using Citrix I want to do so in full screen mode, but it seems that all ...
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How to get around Chromebook recovery media creation error “download interrupted”

Every time I try to create recovery media, it gets to 93% and then fails with "Download Interrupted"
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How to hibernate a chromebook to prevent losing battery

Is there any way to hibernate a Chromebook laptop to prevent it from leaking battery? I noticed that when I close the lid and leave it over the night, the battery is empty in the morning. The laptop ...
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ChromeOS - Apps for supervised users?

My niece recently got a chromebook, and her parents added parental controls (supervised user) to her account. Unfortunately, they claim they only had the option of completely denying access to the app ...
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Local access to cloud files on Chromebook

I just got a Chromebook, and understand that anything in the Downloads folder is stored locally. Let's say I am starting a new document of some kind. If I put the files in the Downloads folder, I ...
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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?