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Old 05-28-2015, 08:05 PM   #1
Marissaghost
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Unhappy Linux on Chromebook Stopped Working


Hello, so for a good 6 months installing and using Linux on my HP Chromebook 2014 has worked perfectly. Then bam, one day I get on press ctrl+alt+T type in sudo startunity and it doesn't work! I am willing to reset my laptop and reinstall Linux if necessary but if its fixable please let me know! I've been looking around and haven't been able to find anything about this. Here's a screen shot of what it says:
http://imgur.com/YqlX0xw

Personally, I think its because my Chromebook automatically updated itself.

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Old 05-29-2015, 09:56 AM   #2
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It is fixable, however we all depend on the Xorg guys to fix their mess with the current Kernel.
I wanted to install Debian Sid or Parabola but I have returned to Debian Jessie for now, because it works.

You know, this is one of the reasons why Linux hasn't taken off on the Desktop Market, developers don't test things well and usually push broken packages to upstream. Xorg is by far one of the most important packages in a Linux desktop system and yet they didn't realise that their package simply doesn't work?

If you can't wait till they fix this (which should be soon), you can run a LiveCD of another Linux system, this way you can still use the files in your chromebook and have a usable system.
 
Old 05-29-2015, 12:50 PM   #3
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Can't you just disable the loading of the GLX module? I think you have to create an xorg.conf of you don't have one and add Disable "GLX" in the Modules section.

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Old 05-29-2015, 05:56 PM   #4
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Update the chroot. You probably got an update to ChromeOS, and every time you do, at a minimum, you need to update the chroot. You really should update it more often. Outside the chroot, in the ChromeOS terminal, use
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sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -u -n chrootname
obviously replacing chrootname with the actual name of your chroot, usually the distro version. Assuming you're using Ubuntu like most new users, it should be trusty or something like that, I don't really know the names of the Ubuntu versions. Read the instructions at the official crouton site for further information. Google breaks crouton scripts regularly, and schneid regularly fixes them. The update script automatically downloads the latest version of the crouton script before updating the chroot.
 
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:56 PM   #5
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Update the chroot. You probably got an update to ChromeOS, and every time you do, at a minimum, you need to update the chroot. You really should update it more often. Outside the chroot, in the ChromeOS terminal, use
Code:
sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -u -n chrootname
obviously replacing chrootname with the actual name of your chroot, usually the distro version. Assuming you're using Ubuntu like most new users, it should be trusty or something like that, I don't really know the names of the Ubuntu versions. Read the instructions at the official crouton site for further information. Google breaks crouton scripts regularly, and schneid regularly fixes them. The update script automatically downloads the latest version of the crouton script before updating the chroot.
Thanks! Its working now, I had a feeling it had something to do with updating. Glad I know how to now.
 
  


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