https://mrchromebox.tech/#fwscriptUsed the Full ROM Firmware to remove the Google crap out of the machine. GalliumOS vs XUBUNTU
Gallium OS 2 is not supported properly with the Full ROM, so i had to get the nightly build with 3.1 alpha build. It worked perfectly fine, but there is nothing happening in Gallium for a while - I am not sure if the OS is still being maintained or not. I do understand that the OS is being built by devs during spare time and there is no team who is fully dedicated to get the releases out. This delay combined with all the machines at home running xubuntu, I decided to install xubuntu on the chromebook and try to fix the issues along the way.
Issue List Track pad not workingNo SoundSlowness (Compared to Gallium)No shortcut keys working - the chromebook keyboard ones.
Ran the below command to get the trackpad working.
xinput set-prop "Elan Touchpad" "Synaptics Finger" 5 10 50
Problem is it keeps getting reset ev…
As the post reads, here is what i did to be able control the volume from when i am inside XFCE on the chromebook- i basically set keyboard shortcuts to the chromebook volume controls.
Go to 'Keyboard' settingsGo to the 'Application Shortcuts' tabClick Addenter the command in the text boxclick 'OK'. you will get a notification to select the key to use. click the button you want
Increase volume command:
amixer set Master 5%+
Now that I was closing accounts which I was trying to find paid alternatives for - I realized something very interesting. Most providers just agree to disable the account, but do not agree to delete your data. Its making me more focused to get away from these "free" service providers.
My new goal is to get away from all free services by Jan 31st 2019.