My Chromebook is one of those models where sound is not supported under Linux and even after getting it to work on and off I’ve realised that the best option is to live with a workaround.
Tag: Install Linux on a Chromebook
Formatting your Chromebook’s internal drive to run both ChromeOS and Linux requires a large enough internal drive and can be done even if you’re not a Linux expert.
In this post I’ll install Linux Mint on my Chromebook and give you a quick look at the distro. My Chromebook only has a 16GB hard drive so I’ll use an SD card permanently plugged in to boost home drive storage.
Let’s look at how 5 lightweight Linux distros fair on a Chromebook. I’ll compare basic usage as well as gaming and ease of use.
For Linux users (or readers who want to start using Linux), this is my round up of some of the most popular Chromebooks that support Linux.
Maybe you tried Linux on your Chromebook and didn’t like it or it just didn’t work as you wanted it to, well, going back to Chrome OS is pretty simple to do.
John’s custom SeaBIOS is able to modify a Chromebook’s BIOS so that it can boot from a USB drive in order to install Linux. Some of you may be wondering, what’s the difference between the RW_LEGACY and BOOT_SLOT BIOS mods?
In my original guide many of you have asked how to dual boot Chrome OS and Linux on your Chromebooks. I’ve come up with this how to along with the video guide to make the whole process easier to understand and follow.
In this post you can use my script to run any fixes and tweaks needed to get your Chromebook working under Linux. To make this script better please feel free to add your suggestions to add a feature.
The new Toshiba Chromebook 2 2015 version adds more processing power and a backlit keyboard.
Elementary OS is a pretty cool Linux operating system and when paired with the Toshiba Chromebook 2, you could say you have an alternative to a Macbook.
Striding confidently towards my desk with a satisfied look on his face, this is what my work colleague assumed. The expression on his face was one of welcome over to the Apple side, you have made a wise decision.
Here’s some add-ons that I think you’ll find very useful if you’ve got or are about to buy a Chromebook.
Upgrading the firmware should fix the sound issues in Ubuntu 14.04.
In this post, learn how to change the default behavior of keys on the keyboard in Ubuntu, especially useful for multimedia keys.
I recently bought a Chromebook and found that after installing Ubuntu on it, the top row keys (apart from ESC and the power button) were mapped to the normal F keys (F1 to F10). Although this might be exactly what some prefer, I wanted the multimedia keys to work, especially the volume keys.
For users who want more than Chrome OS, there is the option to install a more complete OS that gets rid of most of the limitations of Chrome OS.
The stand out feature of the Toshiba Chromebook 2 is it’s amazing IPS full HD screen, let’s take a closer look in this review…
On first mentioning that I was thinking of buying a Chromebook, the response from a work colleague was ‘a what book?’. I was surprised to find that most of the other guys in the IT department weren’t sure either.