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Old 12-22-2016, 09:23 PM   #16
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$ apt-file find bin/man

$ sudo apt-get install man-db

Unfortunately I don't think ubuntu included apt-file until version 16.04. But the package name is probably the same for man-db which includes /usr/bin/man.
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:17 AM   #17
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I just went through this with a Chromebook my son got for Christmas. I unstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and the KDE desktop, but for our purposes, it should be pretty much the same thing.
If, as frankbell said, support for 12.04 will run out in a few months, you may want to re-do the Crouton installation with the '-r trusty' option to get 14.04 and buy yourself a couple more years of support. I had to re-do my Crouton myself, because after using the Ubuntu for a while after installing it the first time, I realized I had picked the wrong options ('-t unity,xiwi'); this seemed to be a little too laggy for the intended purpose of the computer. I re-installed with '-t kde,extension', and things were much snappier. If you don't want to wipe the current CHROOT that you already have, you should be able to create a new, independent one by fiddling with the Crouton command-line options (-r, -t, -n, etc).

When researching this project, the HowToGeek page was one of the first resources I found, and it has good info. However, some other pages, like this one - 'LINK REMOVED UNTIL I GET MY FIRST POST > ' go a lot more in-depth into customizing and enhancing the Ubuntu part after it's installed. Specifically, if you go to the Voltron page, and scroll a little less than halfway down, to 'Step 7: Make Ubuntu Awesome', it gets into what you could be needing for your MAN issue: Installing the Ubuntu Software Center. I don't have the Chromebook with me right now to check, but I would guess that the Ubuntu MAN package is somewhere in the Software Center.

And just for info, the Chromebook in question is an Acer CB 14, 1.6 GHz Quad-core, with 4GB ram, 32GB storage. It's a very nice system, that is now running the Java version of Minecraft for my extremely happy son.

Good Luck
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:21 AM   #18
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Voltron Crouton Instructions -
Edit: It did! I'm glad my first post after registering 8 years ago was an answer
I do actually have a question related to my answer above, but I'll start my own thread for that.

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Old 01-07-2017, 03:13 PM   #19
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Thank you!

Thanks Urugami! Can't wait to try a re-install as you recommend. I had given up on having a fully functional Ubuntu platform, on my chromebook....i'll let you know how it goes.
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Update & conclussion

To wrap this thread up, I followed Urugami's advice, and following the excellent tutorial at I downloaded the Unity, Ubuntu version, and am very happy with it. I have a full fledged, very smooth Ubuntu interface on a chromebook that cost me less than $200.

Thanks for all your help!


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