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

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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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Choosing the right Acer Chromebook [closed]

I live in Canada and I want a to get an Acer chromebook. I am trying to decide which of the following is the best choice for me: secondary computer, web browsing, no games, mostly google apps (drive, ...
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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?
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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

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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Remote connection from chromebook to home computer through college campus internet

I take my chromebook with me to school and pretty much everywhere I go. With the use of Chrome Remote Desktop I can access my windows desktop at home through the chrome browser on my chromebook. I ...
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Run Netbeans IDE on Chromebook

is there a way to run netbeans on chromebook arm? I have been installing but exits on modules init
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chrubuntu on samsung 303c12

I try to install chrubuntu on my samsung 303c12 chromebook but I can get in graphical interface. When I type startx I get command not found. I struggle with this for hours I went through of all ...
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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 ...
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Can Chromebooks be used to execute Java or other programs?

I am planning to buy a Chromebook for academic purposes however I cannot seem to find a concrete answer for my question: Is it possible to execute Java programs, Groovy Scripts, etc on a Chromebook ? ...
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Chromebook ArchLinux install

I can't seem to find any tutorials or instructions for installing arch-linux to a Chromebook, cr-48 specifically. I've come across many different scripts and stuff that do everything for you, but I ...
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Do I need a specific desktop environment to run turbovnc in Ubuntu?

I plan on getting an acer c7 chromebook and installing Ubuntu on it. I don't plan on using a desktop environment much, expect for playing games. My plan is to setup a server with Ubuntu, virtualgl, ...
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How can I access files on Windows Server from a Chromebook?

Is there anyway to access a network drive (ntfs) on a Windows server from a ChromeBook?
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Connect Samsung Chromebook to a projector

I have a Samsung Chromebook, that I'm trying to connect to a Mitsubishi projector via a HDMI to VGA conversion cable. To my understanding, the Chromebook should automatically mirror the display once ...
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is there a way to completely delete Chrome OS on a chromebook - and install linux (not dual boot)

I'm looking to buy the latest fanless HP or Samsung Chromebooks. However, I want to install linux on it and delete Chrome OS - is there a way to do this ? I am familiar with Crouton and ...
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Cannot install 3.4 Linux headers on Acer C7 Chromebook running ChrUbuntu 12.04

So, I'm trying to install Virtual Box on my ChrUbuntu, however, it complained about headers being missing. So, I used the script here: #!/bin/bash set -x # # Grab verified boot utilities from ...
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Can I run mediawiki and wordpress on a chromebook by using developer mode?

On my chromebook, is it possible to download and install apache, php, and mysql from developer mode's terminal, for the purposes of running mediawiki and wordpress?
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How to set up a private mediawiki or wordpress site that can be accessed from my other laptop?

I bought a chromebook to use as a secondary computer, and once I save up money I'd like to buy a windows laptop as a primary computer (not because i dislike my chromebook, i've been very pleased so ...
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Can I Store MediaWiki Files on the cloud?

I recently got a chromebook, and I've been brainstorming different ways to put mediawiki on it (with localhost, not a server). One way I've read about online is to go into developer mode to download ...
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Chrome page load trouble (ERR_TIMED_OUT)

Anybody know how to increase time of Page Load Timeout in Google Chrome? I tried to find an solution in chrome://flags like in firefox about://config but no success.. I'm sure that problem is in ...
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Samsung Series 3 XE303 - possible to install linux mint or debian on this arm chromebook?

I am wondering if it's possible to install linux (other than chrubuntu) on this fanless, samsung, arm machine ?
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VNC access to Chromebook?

My grandmother is beginning to use a computer soon. We are giving her a chromebook so that it will be easier to keep the settings right, and not get lost. However, for support purposes, and helping ...
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Is there supposed to be a piece of rubber in the SD slot on a chromebook? I have one

I have a chromebook with a piece of rubber in the slot on the back. Is this supposed to be there? It doesn't want to come out. I stuck a microSD card in it thinking it was another card slot and now ...
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Adding static route on Chromebook

I am trying to add a persistant static route on Chrome os. I have enabled developer mode and can add the route in shell by issuing the command: route add -net 10.20.0.0 netmask 255.255.0.0 gw ...
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Better wifi strength meter?

Is there a way to better visualize my wifi signal strength? I get that the icon with the bars is sufficient for most people, but I want to know how much is noise, how much is signal, and generally a ...
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Install full version of Unity on Chrome OS using crouton

I have an Acer Chromebook. Using crouton, I installed Ubuntu (unity) on it. I am pretty familiar Ubuntu 12.04. But the installed one is very minimized package. My fonts are missing and I manually ...
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Is it possible to transfer files from my Galaxy S3 to my ARM Chromebook?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone and a Samsung ARM Chromebook. I have pictures on my phone that I would like to be able to transfer to my Chromebook without use of the cloud. Is there a tool or app I ...
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Enabling Wake on Lan on Chromebook

I have a Samsung 550 Chromebook plugged into a LAN via eth0. I am trying to see if they support Wake on Lan. My tests show that they dont as they do not seem to respond when using a 3rd party utility ...