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Arvin Nocon

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What's a good Linux kernel version with functioning touch pads for Ubuntu 15.04 on Acer c720?/
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+Jamison Kyles Thanks! Recently installed it in my Ubuntu. 
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Jamison Kyles

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Does anyone know how to make the wifi work on chrubuntu 14.04 with the acer c720. It works on the WiFi network I installed it with but not on any others
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Carolina Hirschfeldt

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hello! i have one Acer C710-2487 and want install Chrubuntu, but i cant do it. Plz Help me!!!
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I can tell you how to do it on the C720, hopefully it's the same:
1. Back up any important files; your machine will be wiped during this process
2. While the computer is on, press Esc + Refresh (F3) + Power to enable Developer Mode
3. The computer will display a recovery screen, from here hit Ctrl + D and wait for the process to finish. It may take 10 minutes or so to complete.
4. The computer will re-start prompting you with a screen warning you that you are in Developer Mode. Hit Ctrl + D to proceed.
5. You'll be prompted with the start-up screen you saw when you first got the computer. Sign into a Wi-Fi network, but instead of logging into your Google Account, instead hit Ctrl + Alt + Forward (F2). This will take you to a terminal screen and prompt you for a login. Type chronos and hit Enter.
6. Now you're in Terminal mode. Type the following line:
curl -L -O http://goo.gl/9sgchs; sudo bash 9sgchs
7. Terminal will determine your machine has legacy support, then prompt you to set aside a partition for your Ubuntu installation. Choose an appropriate size and hit Enter. Terminal will do it's thing for a while then re-start
8. Your chromebook will now recover and partition itself, wait for it to finish, then follow step 5 again.
9. Now in the terminal, you'll type in the same line as before, but will have the opportunity to specify some other parameters. Here's what I used:
curl -L -O http://goo.gl/9sgchs; sudo bash 9sgchs -m ubuntu-desktop -u lts -a i386
I've found that installing the long term support version, then upgrading to 14.10 from within Ubuntu has the best result for my machine. Be sure to install the correct version of ubuntu for your chromebook. Check to see if your machine uses i386 or amd64 architecture; I'm not sure but would guess i386.
10. You're pretty much done! Terminal will once again do its thing, you may have to hit enter or type in 'y' or 'n' to answer a few questions during the process. After it's done, it will prompt you to hit Enter and restart. From now on:
Hit Ctrl + D to boot in Chrome OS
Hit Ctrl + L for legacy boot (Chrubuntu)
Good Luck!
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R Gonzalez

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Hi, I just installed #chrubuntu  in a SD card.
I tried to boot Ubuntu in my Samsung chromebook, but I got this warning:

WARNING: Booting from external media (USB/SD) has not been enabled. Refer to the developer-mode documentation for details

I enabled it from a console:
sudo crossystem dev_boot_usb=1

But if I reboot now and press CTRL+U  I just  get a beep, then a double beep and finally boots into ChromeOS ...

The SD card contains ChrUbuntu, I've checked that. Anyone knows how can I start Ubuntu? 
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yes, it is in dev mode
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Rishi Tiwari

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So I have read almost every article on using Chrubuntu with the toshiba Chromebook 2. The big problem is the whole seabios thing. It seems it can't be done, but figured I'd ask here. Any info is great appreciated!
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+James Devine  could you please provide a link? It seems like quite a few people are looking for a solution for this and can't seem to work out how.
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africain et marocain

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Hi , i installed unbunto " crouton" on my chromebook samsung, but i didn't choice unbuntu as default mode, so when i switched on my computer i return everytime to chrome os, even when i do ctrl+alt+shift+forward it didn't go on unbuntu, help please!
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Yes. 
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Joshua Benham

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Hello everyone- I am hoping someone here can help. I am trying to get any flavor of Chrubuntu to boot on my HP pavilion chromebook. I have tried xfce4 and ubuntu. both will boot into tty1 and not start the desktop. From what I can tell it is the x-server failing to start. I am booting from a usb but any help would be appreciated. 
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Have you tried chromixium?
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M Tech

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Hello, recently, I was able to get Xubuntu-15.04 to load on my samsung XE303C12, however besides the small graphical issues, I am unable to run the sound. If you'd like more info, like screen shots ect. respond with what you need. I've tried reinstall-force reload, and still nothing. ChromOS still boots with sound, but no go on Linux.

Thx
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You might look at this. It fixed sound for me running 12.04 Unity. Alsamixer  ~18:00 into the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKSeZUzPtog&noredirect=1
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Ted S

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Can someone with a Samsung Chromebook (the silver one) run this:

lshw

....Then just paste in here what the "network" section says?

Why: After upgrading to 15.04 my wifi is gone....and there is No network section in uname -a at all. Thanks.
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Ted S

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Can anyone help me here? I upgraded to 15.04 on my Samsung Chromebook. It seemed to work fine....except now I have no network. If I do ifconfig, I just have the loopback interface....wlan is completely gone.

Any ideas? Thank you in advance.
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Ted S

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Just a note so people can search later...

I needed to connect to the internet from the command line on my Chrubuntu machine so I had to look up the commands. This will work:

nmcli dev wifi  ---Will list the networks it sees

Then to connect:

nmcli dev wifi connect MYNETWORK  

nmcli dev wifi  connect MYNETWORK password 123456789

It's not "chrubuntu specific" but I thought it could be helpful.
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Dale Curren

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Anyone using BOXES in chrubuntu for virtual machines?
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Jamison Kyles

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Does anyone know how to make the WiFi work with chrubuntu 14.04 for the acer c720. It works with the network I installed it on but not any other
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James Devine

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After some searching I think I've found the bios write protect screw for the Toshiba Chromebook 2 (CB30-B), it's under the protective metal cage, just to the left of the RU symbol. Installed Chrubuntu (Lubuntu + LTS) using the s9ryd script last night and it's working fine with the exception of the sound. Will try to tighten up the bios later to see if there's a way round having to press CTRL+D every time...
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afaik the way to disable the pesky developer mode screen is to flash the bios and use Seabios. https://johnlewis.ie/ The problem is that after doing that you need to boot from an USB stick because Seabios can't boot from the eMMC.
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MTS

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Hey guys so I just recently installed chrubuntu 12.04 but I can't seem to connect to the internet, Ive tried different networks and Ethernet cables but still won't work...please help

Thanks
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I have the same problem. I have the Samsung Chromebook (the silver one). It's been running Greatly since 2012. But I upgraded from 14.04 to 15.0x and now I have no internet interfaces! So I Reinstalled the old Chrubuntu scripts....but I still have no internet interfaces. Has anyone Recently gotten Chrubuntu/Ubunutu/Anything...to run on the Samsung ARM Chromebook??
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Ted S

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sudo su -
dev_install
emerge parted

Trying to get "parted" back... from here..

...WORKED..... Don't forget "sudu su -" (the dash part too) first.
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Ted S

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+Jay Lee  can you help me understand why after upgrading to 15.04 on my Samsung Chromebook I cannot see any network? from lshw -C network I just get a blank return. Not sure what to do. Thanks.
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Ted S
 
Ok I got the driver using "dmesg | grep wifi" or just "dmseg" IN ubuntu. It is using  a "sd8797_upasta.bin." This file exists but it's not working I guess. Do you know where I can get the correct file to use? I think it is a Marvell card/chip. thanks.
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Joshua Otwell

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Thinking of getting a Toshiba Chromebook 2 and wanting to put Linux on it. I would rather just be 100% natively installed , or as close as can be anyway. Not real interested in the crouton method unless it's a last option.. Anyone have any success doing this on the Toshiba Chromebook? Warnings, thoughts and issues? Thanks
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I currently have elementary os running via crouton on the toshiba 2. I like it so much that it would be great to have it as the main os. I have ran into these 2 options for installing via chrubuntu. However I am still a novice at linus and am not clear on actually what to do even with the information at hand. Any input would be appreciated.

http://realityequation.net/installing-elementary-os-on-an-hp-chromebook-14  
https://www.distroshare.com/distros/get/42/

https://youtu.be/PD8zZiCiiEg
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Albert AB

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Hi guys!
My Chromebook Acer C720P was updated yesterday and I can't log in to ChrUbuntu again. How can I fix it?
Thx!!
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Albert AB's profile photoBrian Mccracken's profile photo
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There is a lot of ChrUbuntu knowledge on reddit
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Daniel Martínez

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So here's the deal: A big deal of time has passed since last chance I checked ChrUbuntu's releases, I decided to do it today considering Ubuntu 15.04 came out yesterday, and then I stumbled upon this old post about kernel updates to 3.17 supported by the model I've used for years (Acer C710).

I've been stuck in 13.04 since, beyond that version, the Intel HD drivers break and the graphics stop working, the main issue I got with it (never had trackpad issues like I've seen others reporting). I distinctly remember the kernel 3.4.0 being a problem for every other Ubuntu version beyond 13.04, so my question is: if I execute the commands in the post, will I be able to update to any other superior version, even up to 15.04? (I read it uses 3.19, but I'm assuming it would update too). Thanks in advance.
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I ran uname -a and see the kernel is chrubuntu 3.4.0
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