[chirp_users] chirp on Chromebook

Peter ptlambert at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 25 11:53:14 PDT 2018


Good to know, thanks Aubrey.

BTW, "Chromebook is the Pofung of portable computers" :@)

(j/k, cheap jab there, and yeah I have plenty of Baofeng radios...)


On 10/25/2018 11:38 AM, Aubrey Turner wrote:
> Here's how to run Linux apps on Chromebook (if you have the requisite
> version of ChromeOS, etc.)
>
> https://www.howtogeek.com/363331/how-to-set-up-and-use-linux-apps-on-chrome-os/
>
> Also found an old (2 years old) Reddit article where someone mentions in
> passing running CHIRP using Crouton on a Chromebook (and that it was
> working for them).  Crouton lets you run Linux apps on ChromeOS.  But
> its function has been rolled into ChromeOS now (see the link above).
>
>
>
> On 10/25/2018 01:24 PM, Peter wrote:
>> There are lots of different ways to *try* to run Windows software on a
>> Chromebook:
>>
>> https://www.howtogeek.com/173353/how-to-run-windows-software-on-a-chromebook/
>>
>> ... My guess is that none will work well with regards to accessing the
>> USB port on the device.
>>
>> I am a VMware Workstation owner since version 2.04, and a Connectix
>> Virtual PC user on Macintosh since long before Microsoft bought that
>> product and sold a version for the Wintel platform. IIRC, USB port
>> sharing was not in the original feature set for either product.  So the
>> virtual machine based solutions in that article may not provide any
>> access to your radio.
>>
>> Anyway, based on that article, you'll have more options with an Intel
>> (vs. ARM) based Chromebook.  In which case, maybe install Windows there
>> instead?
>>
>> https://www.howtogeek.com/278953/how-to-install-windows-on-a-chromebook/
>>
>>
>> On 10/25/2018 11:08 AM, Aubrey Turner wrote:
>>> Chromebooks can run Linux apps now (or at least some of them can).
>>> I've not tried it, though (I have a really old Chromebook).  But if
>>> you want to run CHIRP on a Chromebook, that seems like the most likely
>>> way to do so.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 10/25/2018 12:48 PM, Dennis Wage wrote:
>>>> I don’t think you can install anything on a Chromebook.  I’ll find
>>>> out though.
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 12:32 PM Jerry <jriechert at gmail.com
>>>> <mailto:jriechert at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>       Ay of you running C
>>>>       Are any of you running chirp on a recent Chromebook?. All the
>>>>       searching I've done brings up results from a year or more ago.
>>>>       I'm assuming that installing some version of wine is still the
>>>>       way to go. Suggestions on how to proceed greatly appreciated.
>>>>
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