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SD card “disappears” after HP Pavilion 14 wakes from sleep.

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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/’

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SD card “disappears” after HP Pavilion 14 wakes from sleep.

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.

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February 24, 2014 at 2:25 am

Crouton Upgrade raring to saucy

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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:
gksudo synaptic-pkexec

PolicyKit error when trying to install/remove programs in the software center

Upgrade raring to saucy

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February 23, 2014 at 6:13 pm

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How may Chromebooks run Crouton?

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Where Are All The Chromebooks?

Crouton has 171,342 users?… hmm interesting

Google URL Shortener - Google Chrome_023

goo.gl stats

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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

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Chromebook shipments in 2014 are expected to increase to 4-5 million units, the sources indicated.

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Hmm that Linux Web Growth looks like the Crouton affect – using Xfce on your Chromebook.

This is exactly how I use my HP Pavilion 14.

Hmm that looks like Crouton – using Xubuntu on your Chromebook

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.

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February 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm