Administrators Leon Posted January 26, 2014 Administrators Share Posted January 26, 2014 Hi,So, this is a bit outside of the OSX religion of things - but got my hands on a Samsung chromebook series 3, cute little machine, reminds me alot about a cheap Macbook air .. but with a weird and messed up OS on it.ChromeOS is great and all.. but if you want to tinker a bit more then its time to look for different alternatives - and there certainly is a few out there.I decided to take Ubuntu LTS (currently 12.04) out for a spin.. wich.. lets just say.. wasent as easy as i hoped.Anyway, here is my notes on the subject, i hope this helps to get somebody else going.Requirements:* A Samsung chromebook series 3* ChomeOS booted in dev mode Prepare for dev. mode: BACKUP ANY IMPORTANT DATA Turn of the machine Hold ESC+RELOAD buttons and press once on the power button (This will bring up a warning about going to boot mode, press CTRL+D to go into dev. mode.. notice all data will be removed) Once inside chromeos, open a terminal by pressing: CTRL+ALT+F2 Login as chronos Install the dev. firmware by running: sudo chromeos-firmwareupdate mode=todev We are now in 100% correct dev. mode and the real fun can start.Download and installationsWe will be using chrubuntu for installation, you can find more info about it here: http://chromeos-cr48.blogspot.se/2013/05/chrubuntu-one-script-to-rule-them-all_31.htmlFor my setup i wanted the Unity and LTS, so i use the following command to download and install Ubuntu.>> curl -L -O http://goo.gl/s9ryd; sudo bash s9ryd ubuntu-desktop lts .. ubuntu will now be downloaded and installed, the machine will automatic reboot after installation.The default username is "user" with password "user" Fixes:---------------------------------------------- Flash playerGet Chromium from the Software Center then run thismkdir /tmp/chromesudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p3 /tmp/chrome -o rosudo cp /tmp/chrome/opt/google/chrome/pepper/libÂpepflashplayer.so /usr/lib/echo "CHROMIUM_FLAGS=\"--enable-logging --enable-smooth-scrolling --log-level=1 --scroll-pixels=30 --ppapi-flash-path=/usr/lib/libpepflashpÂlayer.so --ppapi-flash-version=\"$(egrep "^VERSION=" /tmp/chrome/opt/google/chrome/pepper/pepÂper-flash.info|sed -e 's/^VERSION=//' -e 's/\"//g')\"\"" | sudo tee -a /etc/chromium-browser/defaultsudo umount /tmp/chromerm -rf /tmp/chromeTouchpad Fixmkdir ~/backupsudo mv /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/* ~/backup/cd /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/sudo wget http://craigerrington.com/chrome/x_alarm_chrubuntu.zipsudo unzip x_alarm_chrubuntu.zipsudo rm x_alarm_chrubuntu.zipKeyboard layoutsudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard.cÂonfedit the "gb" to whatever keyboard layout you use. For me it's "us"PPA FIXES sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hrw/my-own-packagessudo apt-get updatelet update manager run updatesSOUND FIXIn terminal, run alsamixer Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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