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Steps to install and setup a cinnamon flavored crouton on a Chromebook Pixel
# The next command will install a [raring] based ubuntu
# chroot, named [cinnamon] into the default directory
# with the targets [core], [cli-extra], [touch], and [keyboard]
sudo crouton -n cinnamon -r raring -t core,cli-extra,touch,keyboard
# Supply your new username and password like normal, and
# once that finishes, enter the chroot with:
sudo enter-chroot -n cinnamon
# and add the add-apt-repository with:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common python-software-properties
# then add the cinnamon PPA with:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
# then install cinnamon with:
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
# It will download and install a fair number of packages.
# Once it's done though, cinnamon will be ready to run.
# You can download the script I use to start cinnamon.
# first, we want to move to the download directory so it's available to chromeos:
cd ~/Downloads
# then download the gist from [https://gist.github.com/sohjsolwin/5934362]
wget https://gist.github.com/sohjsolwin/5934362/raw/f68fc0942798902a0bd48f40c17dc0cd5cf585ea/startcinnamon
# make it executable
sudo chmod +x startcinnamon
# then we exit the chroot and copy the cinnamon start script to the
# /usr/local/bin directory so it will run the same as the other chroot start scripts
exit
cd ~/Downloads
sudo mv ./startcinnamon /usr/local/bin
# then we start cinnamon
sudo startcinnamon -n cinnamon -b
# Ta Da!!! And now you have cinnamon croutons. Don't worry if it seems to take a bit to load at first,
# cinnamon can take a moment or two before it's ready to go. I usually switch back to ChromeOS and
# continue doing stuff for about 30 seconds before Cinnamon is ready to go.

In following your guide I was notified that raring has reached its end of life so I used xenial instead. After sudo startcinnamon -n cinnamon -b it appears that it launches but I am greeted only with a black screen. After about five minutes it drops back to the terminal. Any suggestions?

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