[chirp_users] chirp on Chromebook

Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Thu Oct 25 16:42:54 PDT 2018


I doubt it. They've been rolling out Android support for Chromebooks for a couple of years and not yet got far.


> On 25 October 2018 at 19:02 Jerry <jriechert at gmail.com> 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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