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Chris Seekamp
Love tennis, cycling, classical music, computers, linux, open source, freedom
Love tennis, cycling, classical music, computers, linux, open source, freedom

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When looking for a new job a while back, I refreshed my knowledge of Java, C++, and Python. After doing that, I realized I really wanted a job programming Python. I explain why in this post:

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After Years of C++ and Java, I Chose Python
After Years of C++ and Java, I Chose Python Introduction  I have been in the software business for quite a long time. When I started high-level languages (HLLs) were fairly new.  I spent a few years at Bell Labs, where C and Unix were invented, and then spe...

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I have a blog post describing how I flashed a new Coreboot ROM on my Lenovo Thinkpad X131e Chromebook and installed Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 beta on it.  Thanks again to John Lewis for all his help.

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How I Converted My Chromebook into a Linux Laptop
Introduction In previous posts I described my experiences with getting Bodhi Linux installed and working on Chromebooks, first a Samsung (ARM based) Chromebook and then a Lenovo Thinkpad X131e (Intel based) Chromebook.  In both cases I was forced to re-use ...

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I am trying to understand what determines which boot method type is set. I see the options are cros_secure, cros_efi, cros_legacy (I guess cros_debug can be appended in addition to one of these?).  I have a lenovo x131e chromebook.  I see cros_secure is being used, based on what I see in /proc/cmdline.

There is a partion 12 with both EFI and legacy boot sections, but according to, they will only be used if cros_efi or cros_legacy are used.

I switched to dev mode and installed by own distro using a ChromeOS kernel in partition 6 an Ubuntu-based distro in partition 7. I can see in /proc/cmdline that cros_secure is inserted.  Can I change a setting somewhere so that cros_efi  or, even better, cros_legacy is used?  I would prefer more options, especially with respect to Linux kernel being used.

BTW, I tried to reach the Wiki of this community, but the webpage could not be reached.

I apologize if this is not the right place to ask this question.


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How to Install Bodhi Linux on Lenovo Thinkpad X131e Chromebook
Introduction In previous posts I described what I learned in trying to install Bodhi Linux on the Lenovo Thinkpad X131e Chromebook. In this post, I will describe how to actually download and execute a script to help others get  Bodhi Linux installed on the ...

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Installing Bodhi on Lenovo Thinkpad X131e Chromebook
Introduction In a previous post I explained my decision to choose a Lenovo Thinkpad X131e Chromebook for use as my regular laptop running Bodhi Linux . In this post I will describe the steps I took to install Bodhi on the Thinkpad Chromebook.  In previous p...

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Why I Switched from Samsung to a Lenovo Chromebook
Background In earlier posts I described my decision to get a Samsung Series 3 Chromebook and my experience with using Chome OS. Initially, I installed crouton so that I could run various Linux programs and do more locally on the machine rather than always b...

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Getting USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter Working on Linux on Chromebook
Introduction In previous posts, I described how I got Bodhi Linux installed on my Samsung (ARM) Series 3 Chromebook.  The Chromebook has no ethernet port (it does have Wifi support of course). I recently saw there were some fairly inexpensive USB adapters t...

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Bodhi on My Chromebook: Battery Status, Movies
Introduction In recent posts I have discussed installing and using Bodhi on my Samsung (ARM) Chromebook.  Today I will discuss the issues I had with battery status and how I (hopefully) resolved them. Also, I provide a little information on seeing if I coul...
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