Archive for the ‘Chrubuntu’ category

Fix Scrolling and Trackpad issues in Chrubuntu on Samsung ARM Chromebook

February 5th, 2013

I have a couple of lines here you can type into your terminal screen in Chrubuntu that will make the trackpad work as you expect, the first line:

xinput set-prop “Cypress APA Trackpad (cyapa)” “Synaptics Finger” 15 20 256

sets the sensitivity of finger presses for the touchpad to a lower amount so it works like you would expect.

The second line:

-set-prop –type=int –format=8 “Cypress APA Trackpad (cyapa)” “Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling” 1 1

Will get the two-finger scrolling working much like on the macbook pro or macbook airs trackpad.

Enjoy.

Installing Chrubuntu on SD Card (to avoid messing with your Chomebook factory settings.)

January 17th, 2013

In a previous post, I posted about putting Ubuntu on your ARM based Chromebook, well if that seems too risky for you, Jay Lee, the guy at this blog post, has created a script to put the OS on a SD card and allow you to dual boot it or ChromeOS, which is exactly what I have been looking for. My chromebook just keeps getting more functional!! If you would like a more visual approach, here is a nice blog post with some nice pictures he’s provided to kinda let you see what you are doing, enjoy.

Getting Node Package Manager (npm) to run on Chrubuntu

December 25th, 2012

If you have tried to install the node package manager on your chromebook running Chrubutu, you will have probably notice that most of the instructions out there will not work, here is the curl command that worked for me:

curl https://npmjs.org/install.sh | sudo s

Just simply run that and then check that it installed correctly via:
npm -v
If that returns a version number, you are good to go, ready to install to your hearts content :).

Running Ubuntu on the Samsung ARM Chromebook

December 20th, 2012

If you have been following my posts you would know that around a month ago I purchased one of the $250 Samsung ARM Chromebook that runs the Chrome OS. Well, I like to tinker so I did some research and learned that you can run a version of Ubuntu called “Chrubuntu” which is basically Ubuntu Linux written for the Chromebook ARM processor. Well, here is a link to the group of people maintaining that project: Chrubuntu Install He has the full instructions on there to get you going with Chrubuntu on your chromebook. A word of warning though with doing this with your machine, the trackpad will not work quite like you want it, but thats nothing a USB mouse won’t fix. I am still struggling with getting audio to work exactly as I would like, but that’s not a big deal since I just plan on doing web development with this machine. Even still, its a very nice way to make better use of this little lightweight netbook. I will post as time goes on interesting things I learn, stay tuned….