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Google introduced full USB support for Linux applications in the latest Chrome OS development version (figure)

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2019/4/14 10:06:18     readed:170

Although USB support is not a new feature, it is one of the most important missing features for users using Linux applications on Chromebook. Keith I Myers took the lead in reporting the news, pointing out that Chrome OS can support a range of suitable USB devices in Linux applications, but noting that the function is still in the developer version of Chrome OS, so there are some problems in actual use.

Myers says that USB through in Crostini means that a series of USB devices are now working properly. He explained that activating this function requires several Chrome OS Flags, including

chrome://flags/#crostini-usb-allow-unsupported

chrome://flags/#crostini-usb-support

After completing the modification, the user needs to restart Chromebook, then open the Linux terminal program, and enter the following

Sudo apt-get update

Sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

After doing this, it's best to restart Chromebook.

From now on, whenever you connect your device to Chromebook, you will see the following prompts in the notification area. Selecting Connect will pass control of the device to the Linux instance.

Because it is currently in the developer version, there are also some problems with this feature. Some users said that Crostini could not start when GPU support was active before the upgrade, and Myers had some help. There is also scrolling in Settings, and the Google Assistant button is no longer applicable to Pixelbooks.

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