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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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286 views

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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Installing Windows on Chromebook Pixel

I know it's not supported, but is it possible? I just don't want to spend $1300 and end up with chrome os... Chances are it is possible, since there are blog posts over how to install Ubuntu on it, so ...
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Hosts file for Chromebook?

Is there a way to modify the hosts file in Chrome OS? ­­/etc/hosts The file is read only, so trying to modify it using sudo vim does not work. I have read that disabling root filesystem ...
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Is there a version of Chrome OS I can reliably install onto old Dells?

We currently use Ubuntu to breathe new life into old machines (3 years old), but we use Google Apps for everything so it makes sense to have the 'full' experience of Chrome OS. Is this possible?
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ChrUbuntu (Acer): How to load kernel 3.8.0-16 instead 3.4.0?

I have an Acer C7 Chromebook with an Intel CPU, and I had installed there ChrUbuntu. I 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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Chromebook local network file access

What are the options I have to mount network file shares to a Chromebook running stock Chrome OS with developer mode? I noticed /proc/filesystems doesn't contain nfs but it has fuse.
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ChromeOS tabs refresh everytime they are opened

If I have two or more tabs open, the tab will refresh every single time that I switch between them, even if I had it open 5 seconds ago. Any ideas on how to stop this?
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Keyboard Selection in Chrome OS

I'm using the chromebook from acer, the C7, which I bought here in Holland. Ever since I'm on Web Applications or on Super User with the chromebook, I'm having trouble writing short cuts like:I'm or ...
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How can I install Java on a Samsung 3 Chromebook (ChromeOS)?

There don't appear to be any Apps for this, and from what I've seen Google and Oracle don't look like they're going to be getting along any time soon.
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Chromebook with linkbucks virus

I just bought a new Samsung Series 3 Chromebook with the Google Chrome OS operating system. one of the main advantages of this system is that they are supposed to be impervious to viruses. While ...
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How do I unzip a .zip file on a Chromebook

I downloaded a zip file on my Chromebook. I see the file when I got to "chrome://files". How do I unzip it? Clicking on it merely lets me view its contents.
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How do I unmute the microphone on my Chromebook?

I am trying to call a friend with Google Voice on my Chromebook. However, my friend can't hear me because my microphone is muted. Toggling the microphone icon via the Google Voice interface in Gmail ...
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Automatically lock screen of Chromebook when lid is closed

Can a Chromebook be configured to automatically lock the screen when I close the lid? There is a discussion in If someone steals my chromebook while it's off, will him be able to see my cached data? ...
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How do I paste into the “crosh” terminal in a Chromebook?

I pressed Ctrl + Alt + t while having Chrome open to open a terminal in my Chromebook. How do I paste content into this terminal copied from another tab in Chrome? I have tried Ctrl + v to no avail. ...
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Running Python from a USB stick on Chrome OS

I have been thinking about running using Python on my chrome book. Is it possible to run Python form a USB key on my Chromebook? If so what would the steps be?
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Tracking/recovery options for ChromeBook

On my Android and Windows-based laptop, I use a product called Prey that lets me track, lock-down, and (hopefully) recover my device should it ever be stolen. They have options for Android, Windows, ...
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Chromebook offline activities

I read something about the announcement of Chromebook from Google and it seems that is heavily cloud-based OS, but I didn't understood if it works also offline. Which activities can be done without ...
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In the chromebook era, should I fear keyloggers?

Suppose we go to a cyber cafe that uses chromebooks. Since the OS is designed to make difficult to install software keyloggers (by tampering the OS), and it is also difficult to instal hardware ...
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ChromeOS: kill a hung ssh session

I have a hung crosh terminal. I was in a ssh session and the wireless connection dropped. The screen froze. Normally, I open an other one, ssh into the remote machine again, and kill the sshd, and ...