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  • #137015
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    leoven2

      Sure, my chromebook is an Acer which runs on cyan and the Braswell base.
      It is under the 300 Model generally as 311 is not listed anywhere. It has 4GB ram only.
      I don’t know if this helps but must list more info for you.

      Machine:
        Type: Laptop System: GOOGLE product: Cyan v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9
          serial: <superuser required>
        Mobo: GOOGLE model: Cyan v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: coreboot
          v: MrChromebox-4.11.1 date: 12/01/2019
      Battery:
        ID-1: BAT0 charge: 20.8 Wh (92.0%) condition: 22.6/40.5 Wh (55.9%) volts: 12.1 min: 11.6
          model: SANYO AC15A3J type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: discharging cycles: 608
      CPU:
        Info: model: Intel Celeron N3060 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Airmont level: v2 built: 2015-17
          process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x4C (76) stepping: 4 microcode: 0x411
        Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 112 KiB desc: d-2x24 KiB; i-2x32 KiB
          L2: 2 MiB desc: 2x1024 KiB
        Speed (MHz): avg: 689 high: 736 min/max: 480/2480 scaling: driver: intel_cpufreq
          governor: ondemand cores: 1: 736 2: 643 bogomips: 6400
      • This reply was modified 4 months ago by rokytnji. Reason: added code tags using toolbar button
      #137063
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      rokytnji

        Thanks. Would have been nice to get a full report.

        Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
        I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.
        Motorcycle racing is rocket science.

        Linux Registered User # 475019
        How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

        #137069
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        Brian Masinick

          Yes, please provide the output of either inxi -Fxz or inxi -zv7

          That would at least provide some detailed hardware and software information.

          Thanks!

          --
          Brian Masinick

          #137175
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          leoven2

            HI
            Maybe this is better. This report is based on the latest MX 64 ISO. Thanks

            System:
              Kernel: 6.1.0-17-amd64 [6.1.69-1] arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
                parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/antiX/vmlinuz quiet splasht nosplash
              Desktop: Fluxbox v: 1.3.7 info: tint2 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.26.0 Distro: MX-23.2_fluxbox_x64
                Libretto January 21 2024 base: Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm)
            Machine:
              Type: Laptop System: GOOGLE product: Cyan v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9
                serial: <superuser required>
              Mobo: GOOGLE model: Cyan v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: coreboot
                v: MrChromebox-4.11.1 date: 12/01/2019
            Battery:
              ID-1: BAT0 charge: 19.5 Wh (95.1%) condition: 20.5/40.5 Wh (50.7%) volts: 12.1 min: 11.6
                model: SANYO AC15A3J type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: discharging cycles: 609
            CPU:
              Info: model: Intel Celeron N3060 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Airmont level: v2 built: 2015-17
                process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x4C (76) stepping: 4 microcode: 0x411
              Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 112 KiB desc: d-2x24 KiB; i-2x32 KiB
                L2: 2 MiB desc: 2x1024 KiB
              Speed (MHz): avg: 765 high: 982 min/max: 480/2480 scaling: driver: intel_cpufreq
                governor: ondemand cores: 1: 982 2: 549 bogomips: 6400
              Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
              Vulnerabilities:
              Type: gather_data_sampling status: Not affected
              Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
              Type: l1tf status: Not affected
              Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
              Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
              Type: mmio_stale_data status: Unknown: No mitigations
              Type: retbleed status: Not affected
              Type: spec_rstack_overflow status: Not affected
              Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected
              Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
              Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB
                filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
              Type: srbds status: Not affected
              Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
            Graphics:
              Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics
                driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-8 process: Intel 14nm built: 2014-15 ports: active: eDP-1
                empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:22b1 class-ID: 0300
              Device-2: Realtek HD WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4:3 chip-ID: 0bda:57cf
                class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
              Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.7 driver: X: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
                dri: crocus gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
              Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99") s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
              Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x1142 built: 2017 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 136
                gamma: 1.2 size: 256x144mm (10.08x5.67") diag: 294mm (11.6") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1366x768
              API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.6 renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 400 (BSW) direct-render: Yes
            Audio:
              Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High Definition Audio
                driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:2284 class-ID: 0403
              API: ALSA v: k6.1.0-17-amd64 status: kernel-api tools: alsamixer,amixer
              Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.0 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse status: active
                2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 4: pw-jack type: plugin
                tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
            Network:
              Device-1: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel modules: wl pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
                lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:095a class-ID: 0280
              IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
            Bluetooth:
              Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-5:4
                chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
              Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 2.1 lmp-v: 4.2
                sub-v: 1000 hci-v: 4.2 rev: 1000
              Info: acl-mtu: 1021:5 sco-mtu: 96:6 link-policy: rswitch hold sniff
                link-mode: peripheral accept service-classes: rendering, capturing, audio, telephony
            Drives:
              Local Storage: total: 43.35 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
              ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 maj-min: 179:0 vendor: HP model: DF4016 size: 14.68 GiB block-size:
                physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0x8 scheme: GPT
              SMART Message: Unknown smartctl error. Unable to generate data.
              ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Blade size: 28.67 GiB
                block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
              SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
            Partition:
              Message: No partition data found.
            Swap:
              Alert: No swap data was found.
            Sensors:
              System Temperatures: cpu: 32.0 C mobo: N/A
              Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
            Repos:
              Packages: pm: dpkg pkgs: 1792 libs: 885 tools: apt,apt-get,aptitude,nala,synaptic pm: rpm pkgs: 0
              No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
              Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
                1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bookworm-updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
              Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
                1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bookworm main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
                2: deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security bookworm-security main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
              Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list
                1: deb https://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ bookworm main non-free
            Info:
              Processes: 171 Uptime: 1h 7m wakeups: 7369 Memory: 3.77 GiB used: 1.09 GiB (28.8%) Init: SysVinit
              v: 3.06 runlevel: 5 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 alt: 12
              Client: shell wrapper v: 5.2.15-release inxi: 3.3.26
            Boot Mode: UEFI
            • This reply was modified 4 months ago by rokytnji.
            #137178
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            rokytnji

              So. Is this the 2019 Acer R11

              I ask because they made so many cyan models. Not sure if the bios date is date of motherboard or Mr. Chromebox release date.

              I’ll throw this in here for good measure. I guess his keyboard works.

              https://sudaraka.org/how-to/chromebook-r11-archlinux-installation-guide/

              • This reply was modified 4 months ago by rokytnji.

              Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
              I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.
              Motorcycle racing is rocket science.

              Linux Registered User # 475019
              How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

              #137189
              Member
              leoven2

                Thanks. It’s Acer CB3 – 132, I don’t see R11 anywhere on the unit.

                re: link: that looks like Arch Linux but not Antix. (I can’t remember how long I’ve had this but 2019 sounds about right because soon as I got it I removed Chrome OS)
                I did all that process to get Gallium OS on the chromebook. Gallium worked great but is no longer supported.
                I was reading a bit more on linux and found someone who had the same issue at the Damn Small Linux site. It says DSL is based on Antix, not sure if that is true.

                The user had same problem as myself and confirms the external keyboard needed:

                I have installed AntiX on a Chromebook, and it runs very well. DSL is based on AntiX. I do need to have an external keyboard installed through USB though, since Linux doesn’t normally have keymaps corresponding to the odd Chromebook layouts. I used to run “GalliumOS” on my Chromebook, but that is dormant now, so I removed it. It had the proper keymaps for Chromebooks. I actually like having an external keyboard anyway. I have run DSL, so far, only in VirtualBox, to try it out.

                #137190
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                leoven2

                  I have to look into this more, this might be a possible solution if you don’t have a keyboard working in any linux type:

                  https://www.reddit.com/r/chrultrabook/comments/redwki/chromebook_linux_keyboard_remapping_script/

                  #137193
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                  PPC

                    I have to look into this more, this might be a possible solution if you don’t have a keyboard working in any linux type:

                    That’s for remapping a keyboard that’s already working. You would have a very hard time with this part:

                    “paste it into the terminal and hit enter.”

                    (I guess you can try your luck and use the virtual keyboard that antiX Full includes, but I think it won’t make your keyboard work)

                    P.

                    #137200
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                    leoven2

                      Oh ok, good to know, thanks. Just perused it quickly.

                      I just looked at MX Linux and noticed the keyboard version states: Generic 105-key PC.
                      I will try that again with Antix and if it works will post back.

                      #137215
                      Member
                      leoven2

                        Tried the Generic 105 Key PC again – didn’t work.
                        So my conclusion: the systemd-free feature somehow adjusts the keyboards for Chromebooks.
                        It is the only difference between all other distributions- as each one uses systemd including MX.

                        #137217
                        Member
                        anti-apXos

                          Plenty of people do use antiX on Chromebooks, so if there’s an issue with the keyboard, it’s specific to your system maybe.

                          One thing I’d suggest is updating the firmware via the mrchrombox.tech scripts. You have an old version of the UEFI on there from 2019, so a newer one might be more compatible. That might not help, but it’s always a good idea to rule out simple things like that.

                          Since your keyboard works fine for modifying entries in GRUB, the next thing you’d want to check is whether it also works on a TTY console. You can disable the slimski service to test that, though you still haven’t told us which version of antiX you’re using (runit or sysvinit), so I can’t give instructions for how to do it.

                          My guess is that you’d find the keyboard does work on a console and the issue is related to the way slimski starts the X session. If so, this could probably be resolved, but you’ll need to provide all the information that’s needed about your system if you want someone to guide you through doing it.

                          #137223
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                          rokytnji

                            Like I said. I was not sure what you have so I pasted the arch link in case it may be of use.

                            Generic don’t mean much. As you are learning. MX fluxbox 23 on my dual boot installs has sysvinit boot on top.
                            Systemd boot on bottom. On grub boot . So 1st choice is sysvinit bootup, .

                            I have to keep my fingers on MX cuz they made me a mod there also on their forum.

                            Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
                            I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.
                            Motorcycle racing is rocket science.

                            Linux Registered User # 475019
                            How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

                            #137224
                            Member
                            leoven2

                              Thanks. I supplied the data for my machine a few posts ago for rokytnji.
                              I have tried both the runit and sysvinit Isos, all on the latest 64 bit version, all the “3” additions, load all, checksum, change keyboard etc. I am not sure what else to post.

                              Yes no problem on the link, I was just saying that the steps of taking off the back, putting a screw in (or is it out, can’t remember) were all the same steps as
                              needed for Gallium OS. This is why systemd seems like the issue to me for my chromebook.

                              #138340
                              Member
                              PDP-8

                                I had the same issue on a semi older Asus laptop. Believe it or not, there was an option in the bios, to use either the “advanced” or “normal” setting for the keyboard and mouse. I had never seen that option in bios before! NO distribution at the time could handle that until I switched to “normal”. Or course in the oem windows, it was super funky when switched that way, but suddenly most distros would perform.

                                A bit anecdotal, but something to check as a last resort. Ugh, hardware…

                                #138424
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                                Skrnet

                                  This is crazy, I to am having this same issue with an Acer CB3-132 model. I can install any distro under the sun and the KB works. Antix or Windows 11 nope. I came back after running a bunch of test live Linux distros in Virtual Machines testing ram usage. Antix was the lowest so it is an excellent OS for potato machines. Except the keyboard does not work. However loading the 32 bit version the KB works but when going to install it complains about installing a 32 bit OS in a 64 bit environment. I guess we could do a 32 bit minimal install and build it from there. Who wants to do that, we have a lean fast distro it’s just the keyboard that doesn’t work. USB keyboard works but this is a mobile machine that I use to check the servers when moving between sites. Why E waste it? I get a solid day of battery with it, it takes a beating and it’s still here. I digress, ALSO of note when we convert these to load a different OS than ChromeOS we install a completely different bios that unfortunately has very little settings.

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