Basically the track pad on my Acer Chromebook 14 was a mess as the palm detection was turned off by default when you install xfce using crouton.
here is how you turn it on
To check what is the current settings:
synclient | grep "Palm"
you will get the below response
PalmDetect = 0
PalmMinWidth = 10
PalmMinZ = 200
you basically need to set the PalmDetect to 1 and PalmMinWidth to about 3. That did the trick for me. Below are the commands to use
Another pain point is that everytime you logout, the settings get reset back to 0 and 10. So i basically set this up as a startup command. Make sure you add 2 seperate commands, else they do not seem to work.
go to "session and startup"go to "Application Autostart" tabclick on "Add"give some name and description and add the command.
next time you log back in, the commands will be run automatically and palm dete…
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…