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Old 12-06-2014, 02:37   #1
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I have a acer c720 chromebook with ubuntu 12.04 installed using crouton and when I check for "groups" , there is no dialout group. Is there a fix? Seems it is required to be able to install a gps.
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Re: opencpn on intellpowered chromebook

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I have a acer c720 chromebook with ubuntu 12.04 installed using crouton and when I check for "groups" , there is no dialout group. Is there a fix? Seems it is required to be able to install a gps.
groups does give you the groups where you are a member of.
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sudo usermod -a -G dialout YourUserName
you need to logout and login again afterwards
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Re: opencpn on intellpowered chromebook

Thanks for that! Im past that particular hurdle but still unable to get the gps recognizedl. Will carry on before requesting more help.
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Re: opencpn on intellpowered chromebook

I am using acer c720 with mint linux. Upgraded to 64gb ssd. No crouton as I wiped chromeos. The graphics driver is a little buggy, do you experience this with crouton?
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Re: opencpn on intellpowered chromebook

Ive only had the computer a couple of days and so far I havent noticed a problem with the graphics, but Ive mostly been struggling with getting opencpn functioning. I havent managed to get gpsd to install along with gpsd-client. If anyone else has had a problem with getting their prolific usb gps to work in this crouton enviroment, Id be obliged to recieve a bit of instruction.
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Ive only had the computer a couple of days and so far I havent noticed a problem with the graphics, but Ive mostly been struggling with getting opencpn functioning. I havent managed to get gpsd to install along with gpsd-client. If anyone else has had a problem with getting their prolific usb gps to work in this crouton enviroment, Id be obliged to recieve a bit of instruction.
Yes, well I have installed mint linux, and with a bit of tweaks (kernel patches etc) gpsd is not a problem.
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Re: opencpn on intellpowered chromebook

Note differences when running "lsusb" and look in /dev for new devices. Take a look at dmesg output. It's possible you need to modprobe option, or possibly compile the kernel module needed from source.

It is also possible to get a userspace program to do what you need using libusb, but I dont' know of any. You could hack in support to gpsd to make it work.
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Note differences when running "lsusb" and look in /dev for new devices. Take a look at dmesg output. It's possible you need to modprobe option, or possibly compile the kernel module needed from source.

It is also possible to get a userspace program to do what you need using libusb, but I dont' know of any. You could hack in support to gpsd to make it work.
Ok....ive gotten it working by forgetting crouton and installing 14.04 as a double boot using chronos. Everything seems good including airmail under Wine. Thanks for the input.
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