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Old 12-07-2014, 04:43 PM   #1
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Ubuntu armv7l Chromebook issues


I've used windows my entire life and decided recently to try something different. Without making the post too long, here's my situation.

Recently bought an HP Chromebook 14 (model 481911, NVIDIA Tegra K1, 16GB, armv7l) and wanted to run Linux. I managed to install Ubuntu using Crouton. That was fairly easy. But after searching around I realized I couldn't get any farther without any direction.

Here are my issues (as silly as they may seem): Logging back into Linux after logging out. The username/password that I provided during installation helped with my account, but not this. Finding and installing programs. Are there any sites for armv7, or is it a matter or pulling stuff from different places. I've searched and tried but no luck. There's a text overlap on netsurf and I wasn't too sure if the problem was the browser or not. Adding\Saving pictures for a wallpaper other than the default choices given. (The right click, save action didn't work.

Sorry if it seems my thoughts are all over, but they kinda are. I'd appreciate any help I could get.
 
Old 12-07-2014, 06:33 PM   #2
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Bad subject - very bad. How are you going to get people that can help with this specific issue ?.
Try changing it to "Ubuntu on Chromebook" or similar - that'll get interested people.

I have never used one, but it looks like that combination should use ports.ubuntu.com to find software for you. That would be already ported packeages for armhf supported by Ubuntu developers. Have a read of this - should apply to arm as well. By default I would expect the ports repository to be configured for you - what issues are you having ?.

Your other problems I'll leave to Ubuntu users to answer.
 
Old 12-07-2014, 07:27 PM   #3
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Welcome to GNU/Linux and welcome to LQ!

I agree, you should probably edit the subject line of your post to attract answers from people with the relevant knowledge.

For admin tasks such as installing software under Ubuntu I think that you will need to preface the command with 'sudo' and then provide your user password (Ubuntu does not have a root account as other distros).

I am not an Ubuntu user either, so will defer more specific answers to others - there are plenty here!

It will also be helpful to others helping you, if you can be a little more specific about each problem that you are having. Otherwise they have to first untangle the questions!

Good luck!
 
Old 12-07-2014, 11:22 PM   #4
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Sorry about that. I'll take a look at what syg posted first. Then reword my issues if need be. Thanks guys.
 
Old 12-07-2014, 11:27 PM   #5
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Nothing to be sorry for, it just takes a few posts to figure out how things work best in a new forum!

LQ is noted for knowledgable and helpful people who offer quality answers, but it helps a lot to start with quality questions! All suggestions given in that spirit.

Again, welcome to LQ and best of luck!
 
Old 12-08-2014, 02:52 AM   #6
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Are you able to log in from bootup, but not able to login after computer blanks or sleeps? Or is it after log out.
 
Old 12-09-2014, 05:37 PM   #7
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I can login using the name and pw that I established during the install if the screen blanks or sleeps, however after logging out and logging back in a terminal-like screen pops up. And the info needed to log in must be completely different. Because it wont let me log in with my account name and pw. Make any sense? I'll try to provide pics when I get home.

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