linux on acer c710

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Running linux on the Acer C710 Chromebook is easy once you have decided which payload to use with coreboot.

Coreboot

You will need to build or download a custom Coreboot firmware image.

Building Coreboot

Information on building Coreboot can be found on the wiki.

Specific Configuration

Synaptics Tweaks

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-cros-touchpad.conf

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier      "touchpad peppy cyapa"
    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
    MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
    MatchProduct    "cyapa"
    Option          "FingerLow" "10"
    Option          "FingerHigh" "25"
EndSection

WiFi / Bluetooth Tweaks

/etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf

options ath9k btcoex_enable=1 ps_enable=1 bt_ant_diversity=1

Graphics Configuration

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
    Driver      "intel"
    Option      "AccelMethod"  "sna"
    Option      "TearFree"  "true"
EndSection

GPU Packages

extra/intel-dri
extra/libva-intel-driver
extra/xf86-video-intel
multilib/lib32-intel-dri

optional: linux-ck-sandybridge

notes:

Some people have reported problems with the wifi dropping on specific configurations, this can be fixed by adding nohwcrypt=1 to the options within ath9k.conf

Backlight can be set using xbacklight (eg: xbacklight -set 75)

You may need to setup the keyboard mapping using setxkbmap (dependant on layout)

I use wicd for wifi configuration

I have a dotfiles style repo on github for linux on the c710