[chirp_users] chirp on Chromebook

Trevor Holyoak trevor at holyoak.com
Thu Oct 25 16:09:23 PDT 2018


My Chromebook was on the list for Google Play rollout, but it never 
came. I'm guessing I won't get this, either. It would be nice to have 
something very portable and inexpensive to take to club meetings, etc., 
to do programming for people.

On 10/25/2018 5:02 PM, Jerry wrote:
> They are rolling out Linux support to some of the Chromebooks. I don't 
> know, yet, if it will come to my Asus C302CA with m3-6y30 processor. 
> That would be the way to go if it does.
> -- 
> Jerry R
> W7JER
>
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 11:38 AM Aubrey Turner 
> <aubrey.c.turner at gmail.com <mailto:aubrey.c.turner at gmail.com>> 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>
>     >>> <mailto: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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