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Lib and let die
Aug 26, 2004

"...so we stuck them in nursing homes! In the middle of a pandemic!"


Is there a way I can have my chromebook toggle the "convert top row to function keys" if it detects an internal input device connected, either through clever bash or python script or some Other Function?

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Lib and let die
Aug 26, 2004

"...so we stuck them in nursing homes! In the middle of a pandemic!"


Butt Reactor posted:

How easy is it throwing Linux on a CB these days? Thinking of picking up a HP chromebook 14 on sale at Costco, mostly for loving around to learn Linux stuff and to have a lightweight laptop for travel (I'm on the road a lot and I feel like anything right now would be lighter than my current laptop, with longer battery life too). Also any idea if the internal storage is expandable on newer CBs or am I stuck using a MicroSD/USB flash for more storage?

It's stupidly easy to do. Turn on dev mode, open a developer shell (ctrl alt t, username cronos no password) and do this

curl https://chrx.org/ | sudo tar xzfC - /usr/local && chrx

Disk will partition and rebuild

Boot it back up into chrome open a terminal and run the same command and it'll download and install galliumos, a chromebook friendly Linux distro

More documentation is at chrx.org

Lib and let die
Aug 26, 2004

"...so we stuck them in nursing homes! In the middle of a pandemic!"


Anyone running gallium on their chromebook? Seems like when I have "something" plugged into the USB port, the bios doesn't recognize my ctrl+l or ctrl+d keystrokes. Does this have something to do with the usbboot flag or something?

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