ChromeOS 75.0.3759.4 Rolling out to the Dev Channel – Backup your Crostini Instance Before Rebooting if you Enable the GPU

ChromeOS 75.0.3759.4 is currently being rolled out to users in the dev channel. Unfortunately if you have chosen to enable the GPU, your Crostini instance may no longer function. You may get the following error message when launching Termina via crosh

Error: routine at frontends/vmc.rs:118 `vm_start(vm_name,user_id_hash,matches.opt_present("enable-gpu"))`

Fortunately this can be fixed by disabling Crostini and re-creating the container. You can then restore a backup if you happen to have one from before the update. Here are the steps to backup your container, install the update and restore the container

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ChromeOS 68.0.3440.4 Brings Hostname Resolution to Project Crostini

ChromeOS 68.0.3440.4 was released a few hours ago and it seems like a small update, likely heavy on under the hood bug fixes but very light on changes as far as I can tell after playing with it for a few hours. Here are all of the changes I could find:

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Troubleshooting and Working With Linux in Project Crostini

Project Crostini is Google’s ambitious plan to bring a full Linux desktop environment to ChromeOS. While this move will mainly cater to developers, I suspect it will be a pretty compelling feature for the general consumer market in the future (can anyone sat Steam on ChromeOS?). While the Beta of Project Crostini is pretty nice, it lacks a easy way to manage and troubleshoot common issues. This guide was put together to help with some basic maintenance and troubleshooting steps that I have come across over the past few days:

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