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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:
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.
1. Enable Developer Mode:
Note: wipes your Chromebook.
Start with the Chromebook off
Press hold esc and F3, then press the power button
Control + D
Turn off OS verification by pressing enter
This will then reformat the drive for you (takes about 15 minutes).
Note: Whenever you boot your Chromebook, you’ll see a warning screen.
You’ll need to press Ctrl+D or wait 30 seconds to continue booting.
2. Grab the latest release from goo.gl/fd3zc.
Download it, pop open a shell (Ctrl+Alt+T, type
shell and hit enter).
sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce -r raring
4. Enter a user name and password when promoted.
To switch from ChromeOS to Xfce and back use:
Ctrl+Alt+Back and Ctrl+Alt+Forward plus Ctrl+Alt+Refresh
Very detailed walk through and screen shots here:
About time Orange!
Just saw that AT&T in the states was rolling out an update a few days ago, I wonder what the connection is…
Maybe EE were just embarrassed about being so late?
Anyway Samsung were so lucky… as I had just made a promise to myself that I would be going Nexus 5, as the carriers were so slow with updates.
So to recap I have had 2 updates one to 4.04 and another to 4.1.2 in the 13 months I have had the phone.
They were pushing things this time but… OK.
The plan I have been following is:
Go with a flagship phone from a successful company, who updates.
Go with a phone company that updates.
Well if the Nexus 5 is a good phone, in 11 months, Google may have another customer.
- Big hi-resolution screen with LTE.
- Removable battery
- Upgradeable storage
1 is a dealbreaker, but 2 and 3, I think I can (possibly) live without.
|4.1||9 July 2012||
|4.1.1||23 July 2012||
|4.1.2||9 October 2012|
Microsoft, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
We are witnessing something truly remarkable, the end of Microsoft and Intel’s Wintel strangle hold on consumer computing.
Take a moment and consider that.
Yeah we are so busy doing day-to-day things that you sometimes miss the huge sea changes, because they are incremental, and not at all obvious from ground level.
But zoom out to 40,000 feet and… Wow just wow.
The PC market is tanking. Windows 8 is proving to be a disaster. Dell is hoping to go private. HP is flailing. But not every “personal computing” company is suffering. In the past few years, Apple has sold more than 500 million iOS devices – not licenses, devices - and is selling an additional 75 million iOS devices (iPhones and iPads, mostly), each quarter. At this rate it could be only a few years before the iOS installed base surpasses the global Windows installed base.
Office for iPad, launched at the same time as Windows 8/RT, would most likely have killed the market for Windows 8 and RT devices. As it was, that market was already severely diminished and below expectations. But with a viable alternative tablet, it could have been game over. And the ramifications of that decision would have impacted far more than just Windows 8/RT: The PC market could have literally collapsed, much as the videogame market did in 1983. The fallout would have included PC makers going out of business/being sold, a serious and potentially permanent hit to Microsoft’s bottom line and the ouster of Steve Ballmer. I’m talking tech Armageddon here.
It’s actually happening, we all wondered and speculated on, if, and when, and how…
Well people here it is! Microsoft THE END.
This battle was not fought for the sake of gaining positions or so many square miles of desert territory. General Alexander and General Montgomery fought it with one single idea. they meant to destroy the armed force of the enemy and to destroy it at the place where the disaster would be most far-reaching and irrecoverable….
Want to see whats new (per feed, not per category), and to be able to jump to it fast?
Use Index (gh) to see what’s unread and (gg) to search and jump to a feed.
(gg) then type to narrow your search.
Set everything to Title View.
Increase the Zoom in chrome until you lose the left feeds menu and it gets replace with a hover over control.
Install “Force Background Tab” from Yuchen Wang from here:
This lets you scan through your items fast using keyboard shortcuts:
n and p (next) and (previous) to work down the list.
o to (open) the summary of an item.
v to (view) in a new tab (forcing it to open in the background is a huge time saver).
r to reload.
New keyboard shortcuts: View original in *background* tab, Preview