Chromebook setup

Overview

 

Installation

Crouton project page is at https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton

Download from https://goo.gl/fd3zc

 

Then set up a chroot by opening a terminal, typing shell and then running:

$ sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t unity-desktop -r trusty -n trusty-unity-desktop

 

Then the environment can be logged into by running:

$ sudo startunity

Set up steps

Install extra browsers

First of all install the packages via the Software Centre.

 

  • Chromium

  • Adobe Flash Plugin

 

To get Flash player to work for Chromium install:

# apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

 

To get the Flash Player to work for Firefox needed to install Adobe Flash Plugin.

Set up keyboard

In the system tray select ‘Text Entry settings…’ to change to UK English keyboard.

Set up Netbeans

Netbeans needs the Java SDK.

# apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

 

Then download the installer, make it executable and run it.

Install extra packages

These packages are useful for development:

# apt-get install mercurial emacs

 

Set up printers

Follow the instructions at:

 

https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/wiki/Printing

 

Then run the ‘Printers’ app under ubuntu – and under ‘Find printers’ put in the printer’s IP address as the browsing does not seem to work as it seems to rely on Samba.

 

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