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Typing Lightbar for 2015 Chromebook Pixel

This is a simple C program that will change your Pixel's lightbar to a random color each time you press a key. The color persists for less than a second before it returns to the default colors.

Setting up

  • Make sure your device is in dev mode. Take a look at this article if you need help setting that up.
  • Enter the shell and navigate to the cbPixelLightbar.c file from this repository.
  • You might need to re-mount your Pixel's drive without the noexec flag. Follow the instructions located at this Stack Exchange page.
  • Compile the program with gcc using this command: gcc cbPixelLightbar.c -o cbPixelLightbar
  • Run the program with ./cbPixelLightbar, or ./cbPixelLightbar & if you want to have the process persist in the background.

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Manipulates the Chromebook Pixel 2015's lightbar so that it responds to keyboard inputs.

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