This is helpful, being able to bookmark, browse and use “save as” with the external SD card.
This is a partial work around for the “disappearing” SD card issue. (ChromeOS is the problem not the hardware, as I can still see the SD card from the chroot).
Fortunately, the web browser does support the file: URI scheme allowing access to the File Shelf and External Devices directories.
Directory URL File Shelf file:///home/chronos/user/Downloads/ External Storage file:///media/removable/External%20Drive/
To copy a file from one directory or device to another, use the URL listed above to locate the target file, then right click on the file and select “Save link as…” to copy the file to a new location. (via William Shotts)
The other workaround is to use the command line which still allows for access to the SD card, once you use “shell”.
cp ~Download/somefile ‘media/removable/External Drive/’
My newest Chromebook is the HP Pavilion 14, the older, black model. Fully updated. Today, I purchased a SanDisk SDHC card. The HP Chromebook recognizes it as “External Drive” and I can add files to it just fine. Just one problem: when this Chromebook wakes from sleep, and I click the Files icon, “External Drive” is no longer listed. Any ideas why? Removing and re-inserting the card forces Chrome OS to “see” it again.
A worked example so I don’t forget for the next time.
1. Backup chroot – after logging out of raring:
chronos@localhost:~$ sudo edit-chroot -b raring
2. Upgrade to new Distribution Release:
me@localhost:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade
3. Update your chroot using the latest crouton -u to make sure all of the crouton-related scripts are still in place.
me@localhost:~$ croutonversion -u -d -c
4. chronos@localhost:~$ sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce -t chrome -n raring -u
5. Rename the chroot (edit-chroot -m) to match the new release name:
chronos@localhost:~$ sudo edit-chroot -m saucy raring
Works a treat just need to run synaptic or software-center as root or I get errors:
Crouton has 171,342 users?… hmm interesting
More interesting still the ratio of Chromebook users to Crouton installers…
1 in 10? then 1,713,420 Chromebooks
1 in a 100? then 17,134,200
This is exactly how I use my HP Pavilion 14.
Chitika, an online advertising network and Yahoo partner, recently concluded a five-month study of Chrome OS and Linux Web usage growth. The company found that the Chrome OS drives 0.2% of desktop Web traffic in North America.
That represents a doubling of Chrome OS traffic in September 2013, when Chitika’s study began. But in the overall scheme of things, Chromebook-generated Web traffic remains insignificant. Chrome OS Web traffic is about a tenth of desktop Linux Web traffic in North America.
I had no problem with this:
ssh -l paul_lenovo 192.168.1.101
-l (small L) logs the listed computer as a trusted computer, and we only have to do this once (per remote machine, per local machine).
though to log-out I used “logout” not “~.”
ssh -v remote_account_name@remote_ip_address
ssh -v -X remote_account_name@remote_ip_address
gave me an error:
X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0
This turned out to be because IPv6 was disabled:
$ sysctl net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6
$ net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
The easy answer was:
1) Adding the following to your sshd_config (/etc/ssh/sshd_config)
2) Restart SSH
Typed “thunar” and after a brief delay there was my remote file manager forwarded to my desktop.
Ensure you have OpenSSH client and the OpenSSH server installed.
sudo nmap -sP 192.168.0.0/24 scans your network and lists all of your devices.
To add Xfce to your HP Chromebook you need to go here first.
Now on with the configuring of your new Xfce Desktop… :-)
sudo apt-get install arandr
sudo apt-get install synaptic
Icons > Harmony.
Rendering > enable anti-aliasing: slight, rbg
The double-click action can be set by opening the Settings dialog called “Window Manager”. Under the Advanced tab, if you scroll down to the last item which is Double-click action you can select shade, hide, maximize, fill or nothing.
You may have to unset then set, or…
Try changing the mouse double-click Time and Distance settings to see if that helps (Settings Manager -> Mouse and Touchpad -> Behavior). Perhaps the settings are too low and the double-click event doesn’t happen fast enough (or the mouse moves too much).
Changed from 250 > 350.