[chirp_users] chirp on Chromebook

Trevor Holyoak trevor at holyoak.com
Thu Oct 25 12:05:21 PDT 2018


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

Seriously? More like the Yaesu.

https://store.google.com/product/google_pixelbook

But even the cheaper options are made by reputable companies (Acer, 
Dell, HP).

On 10/25/2018 12:53 PM, Peter wrote:
> 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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