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Acer Chromebook C7 / C710

This repo holds configuration etc for running archlinux on the Acer Chromebook C7 / C710 (Parrot 🦜)

The chromebook is configured to boot linux using a custom compiled coreboot BIOS image

More Info: Building Coreboot in 2020

Table of Contents

Specs

I have the 🦜parrot variant (celeron 847).

RAM has been upgraded to 4GB

HDD has been replaced with a fast 64GB SSD

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> OS: Arch Linux x86_64
> Shell: /usr/bin/zsh
> WM: i3
> GTK2 theme: Adwaita
> GTK2 icon theme: Faenza-Dark
> GTK2 font name: Cantarell 11
> RAM: 221M / 3888M (5%)
> CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 847 @ 1.10GHz
> SSD: 64GB Sandisk Ultra Plus

Catch me on the archlinux or gentoo forum: equilibrium

SSD Speed (hdparm -tT):
1400 MB in  3.00 seconds = 466.41 MB/sec

Specific Configuration / Tweaks

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

Coreboot Resources

Some links you may find helpful for building coreboot.

Dotfiles Patch

./dotfiles/c710.patch

As I mostly keep my dotfiles repo updated I have provided a patch for c710 specific changes.

Contact

Website: https://equk.co.uk

Twitter: @equilibriumuk