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The chromebook run java on beta channel!!!. I am playing minecraft 0.9.5 (apk version) on aer c720!!. I use ARChon Runtime 2.1 x86_64bits. Try it, it's work. Link of download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2FQqJwt_oGxU19qdGNBTExTX2M/view?usp=sharing
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The keyboard not work
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hello, everybody, if you are a fan of linux on chromebook i highly suggest that you download the iso on this page https://www.distroshare.com/distros/get/57/ and install it onto your chromebook with legacy boot, it has all of the fixes for chromebook. I definitely suggest not to use curl -L -O http://goo.gl/9sgchs; sudo bash 9sgchs or curl -L -O http://goo.gl/s9ryd; sudo bash s9ryd because on 9sgchs, WiFi only works on the network you installed it on and on s9ryd the sound does not work. So, i reccomend using the first download link i put
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The 9sgchs script gave me tiuchpad issues on my c720. Found a patch on the net, but have not had time to fix it.
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博宇張

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I am running Chrubuntu on my asus chromebox.
Recently, I tried to upgrade the linux kernel.
I can install the kernel without an issue.
However, the system still boot with the original kernel (3.8.11), not the newer version. I tried 3.14, 3.16, 3.17, 3.18. None of them worked. Does anyone ever successfully install the newer kernel?
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and here's the link:
http://chromeos-cr48.blogspot.com/2013/10/chrubuntu-for-new-chromebooks-now-with.html

you can also use my ChromeBox EZ setup script, which is more tailored for the current-gen ChromeBoxes:
http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=194362
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Greg Conquest

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Pardon the newbie question, but I have a 4GB acer C720 (w/ 2957U processor) coming tomorrow along with a 128GB SSD and one of those tiny USB flash drives (32GB) and a 64GB SD card.

My original plan after changing out the SSD was to just put crouton/Cinnamon on it and to keep my documents in a dropbox folder on probably the SD card. When using Google Docs, I'd save important docs as MS Office docs/LibreOffice docs and pdf's to the dropbox folder, then I GUESS when I shifted over to crouton, dropbox would auto-sync and I'd be outside the google ecosystem (I don't know this is how dropbox would work, by the way).

But now I'm thinking about also putting a bootable GNU-Linux on the 32GB USB drive and having a nearly full Linux "netbook" for times when I want to connect to a USB printer or whathaveyou.

So, can this work? Can I do both? I'd mostly be using crouton even if it does work.

Also, is 4GB of RAM enough to run Cinnamon ChruBuntu?

With 100GB of free space on the SSD, I could conceivably just put everything there, but I worry that if something goes wrong, everything gets wiped. Wouldn't a fast USB drive work well as a boot drive keeping the setup simpler? And can I use something like Clonezilla on an external CD drive to make full images of the SSD?
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I use a 1.6 or 1.4GHz dual CPU netbook at work with 4GB memory and it is a bliss with this setup. The switching between running firefox and running chromium browser is fast as a million dollar laptop because I keep both of them open and the ram still has 2GB left free. I require firefox at work because i require java browser plugin at work. I also require video editing on the single CPU 4GB ram computer. I do my video editing without any hesitation, and it still has 1GB ram left free.

That's how free it feels with 4GB ram netbook.

I used to use the C720. But the key strokes were shallow and hit and missed my typings. Now I use Acer chromebook 11 and samsung chromebook 2 intel. I tar zip the chroot along with the enter-chroot script (renamed to startfedora.sh) into the zip file. So, I can mess up the entire chromebook and internet down, in less than 1 minute, I can extract the entire saved chroot and have a fresh full Linux in front of me up running. My saved chroot image (including the whole crouton utilities set) is in 1 tar file in http://nocomputerbutphone.blogspot.com/2014/10/root-xperia-3-times-to-get-through.html .
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Lucas Rovie

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So I had Ubuntu on my Chromebook and have been playing don't starve, I had  "saucy". I played Don't starve quite a bit, reguardless I go to boot.. shell.... sudo startunity.. and when it regularly would go to Ubuntu it goes to a black screen with an x as my cursor. idk what happened could some one help me?
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Christian Thomas

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Hey Chrubuntu, what desktop environment do you use?(using crouton) I'm trying to decide which to use. Thanks for input! 
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I use xfce.  I tried unity - too hoggish.  I like cinnamon, but it would not run correctly in 14.04, maybe it does now, but xfce is really good on this chromebook.
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Evan Jon Gennrich

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I've been using a buggy Ubuntu on my c720 for a while, so i should be refreshing. My question is about repartitioning my SSD, which I'd done before to give most of the room to Ubuntu. Now, I've reinstalled ChromeOS and gone through the steps of putting a Bodhi distro on a bootable Usb, but I get warnings that here isn't enough room to go through installation. Any idea how to help? Again, thanks and Merry Christmas!  

Specifically, I'm using the steps described here: http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/764181-how-to-install-linux-on-an-acer-c720-chromebook

with this distribution: https://www.distroshare.com/distros/get/14/
How to install Ubuntu or Bodhi Linux on a Chromebook.
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Any one get openGL working on Samsung Chromebook (2012) in chrubuntu? I am using xfce environment, and have downloaded the files from arm's website but have no idea how to install it? can anyone provide help?
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I see. I had Chrubuntu running on my internal eMMC storage too but I never bothered trying to get the Mali drivers installed via that guide. Did you rebuild your Chrubuntu kernel with ARM's patches?
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Hey Guys, newbie here. I'm planning to buy the samsung chromebook xe303c12 due to budget constraints. I'm not an expert and I just learned a few instructions about installing linux in Youtube. Can anyone give me an advice on what will be the best terminal and release for the said model that won't give me any problem? I'm planning to install Unity and Precise. Will that be fine? thanks in advance
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If you are attracted to the fanless arm books. The xe303 is fanless, but so are the latest intel chromebooks, acer chromebook 11 and samsung chromebook 2 intel bay trail cpu.
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The chromebook run java on beta channel!!!. I am playing minecraft on aer c720!!. I use ARChon Runtime 2.1 x86_64bits. Try it, it's work.
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Slowly configuring Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a Chroot environment on my acer C720. Its coming along nicely, and I have almost the same functionality from a chromebook running ChromeOS and Linux Side by side as I did with my previous Toshiba core i3 Windows 8.1. That laptop was stolen, and so I had to conform the chromebook to my productivity needs, as Im a College IT Student without a windows computer. Im starting to really love my Chromebox :D
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I also only used linux laptop years ago when I was in college. Most classes went through without requiring windows. For the 1% special occasions , I went to the library's computer to do the work. Usually they are non-critical things like multimedia that came with the textbook publisher company to watch. Right now I am typing on my Chrufedora. I use crouton's scripts to enter the chroot environment of my fedora21, my image of the fedora21 chroot is in http://nocomputerbutphone.blogspot.com/2014/10/root-xperia-3-times-to-get-through.html
, and it includes the script to enter chroot. Just unzip the root image to /usr/local/fedora, and type startfedora.sh , and, in 1 minute, I get a fresh Fedora from scratch. I now use acer chromebook 11 and samsung chromebook 2. I used to use acer c720, but it hada  problem with touchpad driver with fedora. I still keep my C720 in my car to verify that my chroot image (which includes the entire crouton utilities set) can work with C720, and that I can help people with C720.

Now I use the $199 chromebooks as disposable consumables. I don't carry a chromebook around. I put one at home, and one in my car. So, there is not a stolen situation. If I forget and leave a chromebook in starbucks, it is considered consumed and disposed. The chromebook is the packet calculator of the 21st century. You don't go out to find a left-behind calculator.
 
Everything is disposable except what's in my head and my thoughts and my being. I have 1 less word "stolen" to consider and 1 more space in my brain to learn things that matter.
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Daniel N.

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FYI... Running the Chrubuntu installer from the current Dev channel doesn't work.  It always results in the error of "missing or damaged", specifically "No bootable kernel found on disk".  If I run Chrubuntu from the Stable channel and then come back and upgrade Chrome OS to the Dev channel it does work.
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+Daniel N. not sure if it's an issue with that specific version, or that specific device (peppy), as I'm unable to replicate that here on my Asus ChromeBox (panther) using the current dev channel (Ver: 41.0.2272.13, Platform: 6680.9.0).  I did a factory reset, changed to the dev channel, then installed ChrUbuntu using the 9sgchs script.  No issues booting ChromeOS afterwards.
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Tyler Fredrickson

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Im having issues using Tor with 14.10. anybody want to help?
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I recently installed the upgrade of ubuntu 14.01 on my samsung chromebbok, now unity is not loading, it is saying "waiting for X server to shutdown", I tried updating crouton and it didn't work.... plz help !
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I couldn't get the upgrade to work. I would powerwash and start over. It is possible to install 14.04 right away if you really want it.
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I got Ubuntu 14.04 on chromebook pixell. I'm facing issue with the sound output. Any time I plug in headphone or aux speakers the sound keep staying on the laptop speakers. Sound setting show that headphone are plugged in. Any one else facing the same issue?
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Dale Curren

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Has anyone ran TacAct under wine on their chrubuntu laptop?
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I will be using the 2014 version and my present situation does not allow any windows computers.  In the past, I always used VirtualBox with TaxAct but VirtualBox does not run on my Chrubuntu laptop sadly.
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sanjay uppal

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Chrubuntu on Asus Chromebox hangs after a few hours.

I installed according to the steps on Roger Stringer's blog at
http://rogerstringer.com/2014/09/21/upgrade-asus-chromebox-ram-bigger-ssd-ubuntu/
and everything worked beautifully. Except now the box hangs and is completely unresponsive until rebooted.

I have two of these and want to operate them in unattended headless mode so would appreciate any help.
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cool. I will give it a shot.
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Brandon Zobisch

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So I'm searching, and I can't find a crouton for my Nvidia K1 Acer? What I would like to have (and maybe someone can tell me the easy way to build this) is a script with 14.04 Unity or Gnome. I can update the kernel or add the latest Nouveau/Nvidia drivers for acceleration. 
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A few questions:
1) Has anyone installed Linux on ARM Chromebooks based on Tegra K1?
2) It was possible to install Gnome, KDE or Unity?

Read these articles here:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/548301/how-full-is-the-ubuntu-arm-port-repositories/558709#558709
http://www.reddit.com/r/chrubuntu/comments/2hhb31/chrubuntu_on_acer_chromebook_13/
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To be exact, not supported by Arch Linux ARM.  Developers had no such devices in their hands 3 months ago:
http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=7789
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John Powner

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Hi Guys,

I have a Toshiba CB35-B3340 and I'd really love to get Chrubuntu up and running but I'm having trouble right out of the gate. I've enabled Developer mode but when I'm at the log in screen Ctrl+Alt+Fwd(F2) does nothing. Is there something I'm missing?

Thanks
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Very interested! 
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