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Phil Spence

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Anyone had any luck with external CD/DVD drives? I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on HP14, can't manage to find anything about mounting it. Any help?
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Dose it appear on the chrome side? 
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Stephen Provenzano

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Excited to be receiving my 128gb ssd in the mail. http://goo.gl/nXb7Fd
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I gave my CROUTON partition about 50GB and have been storing/archiving other things in an archive folder like my custom .conf files, shell scripts, etc. It comes in very handy when I get a Chrome OS update and have to restore them.
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John Walker

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Installed crouton unity 12.04 works fine but printing does not work.  Error, reads "Printing service not available."  And I cannot start the service.  Everything else seems to work fine.
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What +Stan Gosnell said ;)
Check out the crouton wiki article: https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/wiki/Printing
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Jakub Czarnik

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Quick question, I'm thinking about installing crouton on my new C720.
Im running Chrome beta channel on it. Can it cause any problems with crouton, as beta chanell is updated quite frequently?
Thanks. 
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+Jakub Czarnik I have a C720 on Beta, using Crouton for an Ubuntu (Precise/Unity) installation - for maybe 4 months.  I haven't had any problems.
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Stefano Coronado

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Hi. I have installed Crouton with Pantheon for another user on this Chromebook (Acer C7). Can someone point to me how I can install another session with a different desktop environment? It won't let me run the script again.
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Blake Chastain

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Does the Powerwash function on Chromebooks remove the crouton partition? 
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Take a look at this post: https://plus.google.com/u/1/102530377602905807018/posts/GDWuMYwz4Mm?cfem=1

Especially the part where +Nicolas Boichat mentions his 'separate_partition' branch - it's good stuff :)

If you just have a 16GB SSD though, be very careful allocating space to crouton though since it takes away from your stateful_partition (~/Downloads).
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Blake Chastain

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Hi there, just joined. I have an acer c720 with crouton installed + xfce4. I'm new to Linux, wanted to try out Unity DE as well and attempted to install w/ sudo apt-get unity. 

It conflicted w/ xfce4 and I removed it w/ sudo apt-get remove unity, but now the xfce4 keyboard is non-responsive and won't launch network manager. I can re-enable the keyboard w/ a new instance from ChromeOS, but when I toggle back & forth from ChromeOS it goes back into the first, broken instance of xfce4. Any ideas? Or do I need to do a powerwash and start over?
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I should add it prompts me for a password, which I can't input b/c the keyboard doesn't work.
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Timo-Heikki Koponen

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Had this free version of <upnp>mediaamp before devmode. Now it is nowhere to be found. ???
Found it to be the only way to access local movies behind mediatomb or goflexhome. 
Crouton xbmc does the trick now but this should be something as poin-and-click in CromeOS.
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Richard Silva

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yesterday I was running the unity environment, no problem. Now I can run the command "sudo startunity" and the desktop will come up, and when I [ctrl] + [alt] + [shift] + [left arrow], I can switch back to chrome, but when I [ctrl] + [alt] + [shift] + [right arrow], chrome freezes up and it doesn't switch over to the other environment... not sure what happened, because like I say, every thing worked fine yesterday...
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Two possibilities come to mind:

1. Be sure to lift your fingers off the ctrl-alt-shift-arrow stuff before switching to the other.  First I've heard of this set of keys.

2.  I switch to crouton with crtl-alt-right then ctrl-alt-refresh, then back to ChromeOS with ctrl-alt-left -- again, lifting my fingers before switching back and forth.  You might try this.

I don't know whether it makes a difference whether you start with a ctrl-alt-t crosh + shell from the front ChromeOS screen, or start with ctrl-alt-right and login.  I used to do the latter to keep my ChromeOS screen tidy until I read that this would make me unhappy for unspecified reasons.

And a bonus: in ChromeOS, try ctrl-alt-shift-refresh (F3).
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Timo-Heikki Koponen

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Hi all,

Anyone accessing samba shared folders? Installed Crouton/ubuntu on C720 and would like to watch movies from shared folders on my lan. Copying movie files around is ... stupid.
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Versio 33.0.1750.152
Käyttöympäristö 5116.115.4 (Official Build) stable-channel peppy
Laiteohjelmisto Google_Peppy.4389.81.0
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Jim Eikner

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I may have the most restricted use of Crouton amongst those here. I installed the command-line version just so I can run nethack in wizard mode. I also installed Crosh Window as suggested to keep Chrome OS from eating the standard *nix keyboard commands. Everything works and I'm having fun...
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This Community is designed to help novice users and the more experienced, by sharing information and helping each other where possible.. If someone stands out as a person whom normally answers the majority of the questions then they will become a moderator.
 
Just to share an actual full stage usage proof of concept.  A week ago I did my first gig using the chromebook.  Debian wheezy with kxstudio repos installed.  Running jackd2 controlled by claudia.  Synths used were Zynaddsubfx and qsynth, controlled by Akai MPK 49.  Stage synths did perfect real time latency the whole show with no issue and great sound.  Also had mixxx running at the same time to DJ between sets.  Worked absolutely flawlessly.

One thing I had to deal with was I needed to install a chrome extension called stay awake.  Kept it from going to sleep why idle as all the control was happening from the keyboard.  I may consider getting a mouse wiggler as I prefer this solution.  Either way worked very well.
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Tom Yengst

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anyone upgraded to Trusty unity on an intel based chromebook yet? Now that trusty is LTS, I'm willing to try. cheers...
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thought I was doing well; after a Chrome update this morning, I get a black screen from 'sudo startunity'
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Peter Frazier

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i just started getting the Upgrade your Ubuntu on my Chromebook Crouton install.  I cannot seem to get it to upgrade.  Errors out and crashes.  Do you have to start over to update to the latest Ubuntu flavor or am I missing something?

Also I just started getting the Keyring Box a lot.  none of the passwords on the system work.  
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+Nicolas Boichat what's the ETA on trusty getting support? Haven't had time to look
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S Blevins

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Is there any way to download an older version of crouton? My last update to fix a problem messed up the boot process, so I need to do it with a later version of crouton I guess.
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Thanks for your help guys.
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Wellie Chao

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How to turn off dev_boot_signed_only or boot from alternate image / firmware ID? I have an Acer C720 running ChromeOS 34.0.1847.118.

I installed crouton on my Chromebook. Works great. Because I wanted to use virtualization, I chose to add the disablevmx=off option to the kernel boot command line, which required that I set dev_boot_signed_only=0. All was well. Then I upgraded crouton, which set dev_boot_signed_only=1 again. When I rebooted, my Chromebook was unable to boot the active image, since it requires a kernel signed by Google.

How do I either set dev_boot_signed_only=0 or boot using the previous boot image in /dev/sda2 or /dev/sda4? I believe the other boot partition has a boot image that IS signed by Google, so if I can get in, then I can run crossystem dev_boot_signed_only=0.
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Oh, thanks a lot! Looks like the magic is the extra `--keyblock` in step 9 (instructions by another user here did not work: https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/issues/675). Will check it out.
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Torstein Finnbakk

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How do I get rid of the not-working shortcuts?
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Thank you!
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Mark Vincent

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If I use a USB mouse, and later unplug it, what do I need to do to re-enable the touchpad on a C720 using XFCE? Sometimes I get it to work, sometimes the cursor just completely goes away until I plug the USB mouse back in. I'm sure I'm doing something out of sequence. Is there a key-press solution to this situation (to avoid having to plug the mouse back in)?
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What release are you using? Precise or saucy?
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Timo-Heikki Koponen

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Anyways Crouton is great.
:)
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Hi there, 
I need professional text editor running on my Chromebook HP Pavilon 14 and it seems that the only way to make my dreams come true is installing Linux alongside. I've made some research and it turns out that Crouton is the best option to do it, but: 
1. Will it work on my HP Chromebook? Most pages I've visited, mentioned only Samsung, Acer and Cr-48 Chromebooks - I just wanna know whether Crouton is supporting HP Chromebooks or not. 
2. If it does, I have another question. I heard about two ways of having Ubuntu and Chrome OS on board. First one needs reboot to make them run seperately, and the second one lets me run both of them alongside. I am pretty sure, that I could switch between those OS, without having them working at the same moment, but it's a great convinience. My concern is: will it make my laptop working slower?
3. And the last one: do you have any links or tips about rooting, installing, simply making all of it working properly?
Thanks for your help in advance.
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My guess is that elementary is using a different settings file? I am not that experienced and only go off of what I try.

Could be 12.04 too.
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