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hoping to run a specific linux desktop mode app on chrome os

TLDR; is there some extra configuration needed to run windowed linux apps on chromeos from the linux terminal? I downloaded a linux tar.gz file which i was hoping to run in my chromebook the file ...
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are bluetooth headset calls on a 3G Chromebook possible?

Would it be possible to use a bluetooth headset to make a cell-phone call? Or is the 3g capability only for data? I'm inferring this is an OS limitation.
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What is this weird box on ChromeOS / Google Pixelbook?

I have a bit of an odd question. I recently bought a Google Pixelbook to use for classes and not have to carry around my big gaming laptop. I have no issues with it, I can use the stylus to take ...
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Chromebook won't enable developer mode or reset

I have a CTL BLACKTIP-E4B-B2B-E2K-R4Y-S3I-A5J computer that doesn't work anymore. I want to reset it and then enable developer mode. When holding down Esc+Refresh at boot, it shows the yellow ...
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Setup HTTPS access to crostini container with valid SSL certificate

I am trying to generate an SSL certificate for crostini and make Chrome OS trust it: I generate a certificate by running the following commands and set penguin.linux.test as the common name: openssl ...
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Can't log in to my Chromebook after clearing all cookies and autofill data by accident, any way to fix?

When I was using my Chromebook, I accidentally cleared all of my cookies and autofill data. After I restarted the Chromebook, I couldn't login to my account. Whenever I try, the screen goes black for ...
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Using ChromeOS linux beta to run Rstudio, want to download package, but even after installing says it does not exist?

This is my output when trying to download the package in Rstudio: install.packages("emmeans") Installing package into ‘/home/malachiomally/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/3.3’ (as ‘lib’ is ...
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No audio on modified Chromebook with Linux Mint

I have a Dell Inspiron 3181 Chromebook. I have removed ChromeOS and replaced it with the most recent version of Linux Mint using the following tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxsckwmRhfw I ...
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Chrome-OS: Understanding the desktop (shelf, app-list/homescreen(s), clickable-shortcuts, etc)

I'm relatively new to Chrome-OS. I started two years ago, initially on my Acer 15 (approx $150...which happens to NOT be a tablet...i.e., it does NOT have a touch-screen, but rather has just a built-...
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What is this strange floating frame in Chrome OS?

I have a Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 and there's always this odd floating box that only shows when you find its edge and hover over it. It's fully re-sizable, but seems to have no purpose. On the ...
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How to disable UI hiding in Chrome OS convertible

Is there a way to disable the UI hiding behavior of Chrome OS on convertible devices in tablet mode? See this article for the behavior I'm talking about.
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How to set font size, rows, and columns of ChromeOS Linux window?

Newer version of ChromeOS can open a Linux terminal window. However I haven't been able to figure out how to easily change the number of rows and columns or the font size. There are some keyboard ...
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Launch crostini Task at Login

Is there a way to launch a Linux (crostini) task - either when the user logs into ChromeOS or when ChromeOS boots? I'm looking to have a Linux daemon running all the time in the background, on my ...
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Chrome OS on a VM?

This may be a moot point, but can I run ChromeOS on a VM? CloudReady Home Edition looks good, but is that it? Is Chromium a viable option? Purpose - Here's the requirement: I want to run a legacy G-...
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Unable to update Google Chrome to version 76 in macOS

I tried to update by going to the top right corner in the Chrome window to the three dots and going to Help/About Google Chrome and this error shows up.
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Fix Alignment of Split Terminal Panes

Essentially, it seems that any kind of split within terminal becomes unaligned. I'm using tmux below to demonstrate the problem, but it also occurs when I make split panes using NERDTree with vim. ...
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Linux apps don't scale properly in Chrome OS with high resolution displays

Just got an Acer Spin 13, which has a 2K display. When I run Linux apps, the entire application is tiny: fonts, icons, etc. I understand that this is a result of the resolution scaling tricks Chrome ...
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Error in setting up Fuchsia

I was trying to build Fuchsia. During importing the source, it says to add /fuchsia/.jiri_root/bin to my PATH. I did it but the ERROR says, Updating all projects ERROR: 'git fetch -p origin' failed: ...
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Run Linux on Pixelbook with more memory

Is it possible to change the Pixelbook / Chromebook memory allocated to the Linux environment? My Pixelbook has 8GB of RAM, but only 4.8GB is allocated to Linux environment. I know that the Linux is ...
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Miracast/Chromecast from ChromeBook to Windows 10

I am attempting to Extend my ChromeBook laptop's screen (not Mirror) to a Windows laptop screen wirelessly via Chromecast or Miracast. This should be simple, as they both possess the hardware to ...
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ParrotSec error on install (dpkg and useradd/groupadd command)

I was attempting to install openssh-server on ParrotSec, and when installing I got a flood of errors. I am running ParrotSec on Termux (via AnLinux) Below is the output when attempting to install #...
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Sad face with x for eyes in ChromeOS Kiosk

From time to time I randomly get this on two ChromeBits in Kiosk mode with Google Sign Builder running. They normally show a Google Sheets with a graphic in it. The devices are plugged into a TV in a ...
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is it possible to adjust the size of the onscreen keyboard on a chromebook?

I got the HP chromebook x2. I was wondering if I could change the onscreen keyboard design, the one that comes up when the hardware keyboard is not attached to it. I checked around a bit and found ...
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Where is the Write Protect Screw or Jumper for the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook XE500C21?

EDIT I have just realized that I've omitted one important detail, in order to get an answer to my question, which is that I installed Chromium OS (instead of the official Chrome OS). So I can't just "...
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HP Chromebook customization

Is there a way to make my HP Chromebook compatible with Windows 10 or read the memory stick that has files from my other laptop? Just plugging it in doesn't work
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Remove Chroma Browser at top bar

I want to remove the browser that appears in the topbar in Windows. How can I do that?
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Cisco Email Application

The private application Web url is not accessible in google chrome, but seems working in IE. We do not get support from application team because they confirm no issues with application since its ...
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CrOS cannot boot from usb

I have a Lenovo Chromebook C630, and have Developer AND Debug mode on, plus I have crossystem dev_boot_usb=1. I also have enable_dev_usb_boot on. When I get to the os verif is not on screen, I press ...
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sudo password unknown after enabling Debug mode on Chromebook (not to be confused with Developer mode)

I've been trying to enable boot from USB, and finally figured out how to do it. You need to powerwash, then click the Enable Debug Tools link at the greeting screen. The problem is I can no longer use ...
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Does Cloudready Chrome OS Home Edition have full disk encryption?

I was wondering if Cloudready Chrome OS Home Edition (basically ChromeOS) have full disk encryption or maybe only user space is encrypted? It is a little fuzzy to me.
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Configuring Chrome OS as a Wireless Router

I got the new chromebook plus v2 from samsung, and I wanted to see if I can set up an access point using the chromebook's wifi card and bridge the connection to the chromebook's LTE mobile broadband ...
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Installing Android Studio on Chromebook

So, this has been a crazy process. Full of riddle-like error messages and failures. Finally, I have reached a step when I am stumped. Whenever I try to do a Gradle sync using Gradle 3.1, I get a ...
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Open .ica file automatically?

When I download an .ica file through Chrome I get a popup in the bottom left hand corner saying it has been downloaded. I have to click that to have it open in in the Citrix Workspace Chrome OS app. ...
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How does one run an app from the terminal on a Chromebook?

On my Chromebook, I'm on the Dev channel, Chrome version 72.0.3609.3 on a ASUS C302C. I'm trying to run an app from the terminal and it's failing. My question is, how does one run an app from the ...
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Write img to partition in SDD. Dual boot windows and Chromefy Chrome-os

I'm using a Matebook x pro running Windows and with rEFInd as my boot manager. Yesterday I found out about Chromefy and really wanted to try and make my own ChromeOs build for my matebook. I managed ...
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How can I force-quit Chrome on Chrome OS?

On Chrome OS, Search+Esc brings up the task manager, but the "End Process" button is grayed out for the "Browser" process. If Chrome is still responsive, one could navigate to chrome://...
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Insert emoji on Chromebox desktop via keyboard shortcut

On Windows 10 and MacOS, there are keyboard shortcuts to insert emojis when you're typing virtually anywhere. I'm using an Asus Chromebox 3 with ChromeOS version 70, with an Apple Magic Keyboard ...
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A single user on multiple chromebooks cannot use backspace

We have 100+ chromebooks on site and one user (lets call them 'A') has an odd issue of that they cannot use backspace on any chromebook they log in to. The only way I have found that it could happen ...
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Google password list recovery

My complete Passwords listing has been lost. My ChromeBook lost all power last nite. When recharged and rebooted all my info including Favorites and ALL my passwords were gone! Checking I found the ...
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Does Chrome OS support passthrough of key combinations for remote desktop connections?

I am considering purchasing a Chromebook/box as a thin client as my primary physical work machine accessing a Windows workstation remotely. Chrome OS may not provide support for any remote desktop ...
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Why can termius connect to ssh while nassh cannot

I have managed to get sshd running in Termux. I can connect to the sshd server using Termius. I tried to connect using nassh, but I'm getting a "Connection refused" message. Both apps are configured ...
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VPN on Chrome OS through Android app stopped working

I have been using a VPN on Chrome OS using the Android app OpenVPN client free for 30 days with no issue. Today, probably after an update of the app, the VPN only works for other Android applications ...
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How do I pin a website to the shelf on ChromeOS?

On ChromeOS I can pin apps to the shelf. How can I pin an arbitrary website to the shelf?
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Chromebook: how do you enable Linux apps?

I saw that Chromebooks are starting to get support for running Linux apps. I read that the first supported Chromebook was the Google Pixelbook. For machines that support Linux apps, how do you enable ...
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How can I set up shortlink domain resolution on my home router or within an OS or browser?

I work at a large multinational internet firm and internally we have shortlinks that resolve unqualified or partially-qualified domain names into the full domain name as well as allow custom ...
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How to resize Chromium OS data partition to maximum?

I've installed Chromium OS from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/?dir=daily by downloading an image file, uncompressing it, and writing the uncompressed image to the hard drive. Chromium OS boots ...
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DOSBOX for Chrome (OS?) shows up as black screen

I downloaded DOSBOX on my Chromebook and when I loaded it everything was a success till I got past the "hints". After that, everything was just a black screen, and in Chrome OS there are no "Program ...
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How can I access MTP devices through the command line on Chrome OS?

The file browser in Chrome OS can access MTP devices just fine, but it is not capable of doing cut-and-paste with files. How can I access MTP devices through the command line on a Chromebook? My ...
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Customizing url before adding to the Chromebook shelf

I am using a web application that remembers where I was as part of my account, across computers. For instance, if on one computer I access this (example url): http://example.com/app/area1/page1 And ...
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Force en-masse powerwash for 1500 chromebooks?

My friend refurbishes pcs, buys trucks of them from companies and reinstalls Windows, updates, etc to get them resold.I am more a linux guy than he is so he asked me if I knew a way to force the ...