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Re: [PLUG] Linux on a Chromebook?

A got a "free" Chromebook when I got FiOS.  Naturally, I wasn't going to
let Google run my life so I loaded stock Debian on it.  I found 2 major
problems that I worked around but never solved:

1.  The track pad never worked.  I needed a USB mouse (not bad because I
HATE track pads)

2.  Upgrading Debian hosed the entire system and I never got the
graphics system to work.   I had to remain 1 revision behind.

On 4/18/2020 9:21 PM, Floyd Johnson via plug wrote:
> I've spent about a year with GalliumOS (a derivative of Ubuntu more or
> less tuned to work with Chromebooks), step one being to set up a
> conventional swap partition. For me, the default zram strategy doesn't
> seem to mix well with IDEs and Web browsers at the same time when
> you've only 4GB to begin with-more thrashing than a heavy metal act.
> I'm considering using a different distro.
> What experiences have you had with Linux on Chromebooks with a Celeron
> N3060 ("Braswell"), 4GB RAM, and 32 GB eMMC internal storage (this
> Acer CB3-431 has the codename "EDGAR")?
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