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LXF 185 Article "Linux on Chromebook"

Postby rogparm » Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:24 pm

I decided to download \wheezy version into my chromebook.

The article used the alternate version.

In the section called "Starting up" the command is
sudo startunity

I would like to know what the command is for debian \wheezy
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Another question:

Once I am in Developer mode how can I turn off my computer
and then have it be in this mode when I turn it back on?

Is there and easy way to "hibernate" this session?

It is a lot of work to get back into Developer mode each time
I start the computer.

Any help in understanding these two problems would be much
appreciated.

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Postby nelz » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:30 pm

The command to start the desktop should be in the message at the end of the installation, but I think it was startlxde.

Developer mode only needs to be enabled the once, it stays until you disable it. Just closing the Chromebook should suspend the current desktop session, but I don't currently have a Chromebook to test that with.
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ChromeBook full shell

Postby ianbell » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:46 am

I have an even more basic problem. I cannot get the full bash shell on my Samsung Chrome Book. CTL+ALT+T gets me a crosh shell but typing shell only gets me an 'unknown command' message. I tried help_advanced which spurpots to give a full list of commands but no 'shell' or near equivalent appears in the list. I tried 'sh', 'ash' and 'bash' to no avial.

HELP!!

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Postby dandnsmith » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:34 am

How about trying things like:
ls /bin/*sh for a possible listing of shells
and then use the command 'file' to work out what sort of entity likely candidates are.
echo $PATH is good for showing possible places to look.

sh on its own might get you something
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Postby nelz » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:01 am

Have you enabled developer mode?
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Postby ianbell » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:28 pm

nelz wrote:Have you enabled developer mode?


No, that was the problem!!! Not made very clear in the article but setting developer mode is an essential first step (I hate break out boxes).

Anyway I now have ubuntu up and running with the lxde desktop. Very nice.

Only one problem. The OS does not respond to the touch pad. You have to press it so the switch operates; you cannot just tap the touch pad. I checked in the various system set up options but I can only find options for right ot left handed mice.

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