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Peppermint 10 on Chromebook
« on: August 02, 2019, 04:58:06 pm »
I just installed Peppermint 10 on a Samsung Chromebook 3 and contrary to Gallium OS that has some issues everything seems fine on Peppermint, except one thing:

- Gallium seems to have the driver for the Chromebook keyboard and it is not standard.

I guess that the driver should be in the Lubuntu or Xubuntu repositories. I am just a beginner so I am not sure how to fetch it. The keyboard on the computer does not work neither does the thinkpad bluetooth keyboard. I plugged in a USB keyboard and I can get going with that but it would be a good thing to solve the keyboard driver issue. From Gallium OS I am sure that the driver is somewhere around.

Please help!

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Re: Peppermint 10 on Chromebook
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 05:19:22 pm »
Oh, nevermind. It works! Better than Gallium even.

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Re: Peppermint 10 on Chromebook
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 05:40:12 pm »
Oh, man, I am sooo tempted...

perknh has been prodding me lately, in PM, to buy a Chromebook.  :)






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Re: Peppermint 10 on Chromebook
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 10:01:25 pm »
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Is this solved or are you still having keyboard problems ?

If you're still having problems, can you (using an external keyboard if you must) please post the output from both
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xinput --list
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Re: Peppermint 10 on Chromebook
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2019, 11:51:04 pm »
Oh, man, I am sooo tempted...

perknh has been prodding me lately, in PM, to buy a Chromebook.  :)

I think Chromebooks are absolutely perfect for some people.  If you have a supported Chromebook you'll have almost no trouble with it:  you just turn it on and use it.  You charge it every once in a while, and it updates in the background.  BUT you got keep your eye on Google Chrome's Auto Update Policy which is something I find can be a serious nuisance at best, and often a dirty trick at its worse. 

Time and time again I've seen sales on Chromebooks that almost anyone would want to jump for until he or she finds out (if he or she is lucky enough to find out) that the Chromebook's automatic updates have already ended, or will soon do so.  What a pain sorting all that out can be. ::)

For a little privacy I use Peppermint's DDG on the Chromebooks I set up:

Search Engine:  DuckDuckGo (Default)

Keyword: d

Quary URL:  https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%s&t=peppermint



I also tend to add these extensions to Chrome OS too:

Privacy Badger  (just install it and forget it)

uBlock Origin checking these boxes in Settings:

Prevent WebRTC from leaking local IP addresses and Disable cosmetic filtering

In Filter lists, I uncheck these boxes:

Parse and enforce cosmetic filters and My filters

And I make sure these boxes in Filter lists are checked too:

Auto-update filter lists  (though I always end up updating manually anyway) and Ignore generic cosmetic filters

I keep everything else as default.

HTTPS EVERYWHERE  making sure Encrypt All Sites Eligible is ON

and

Decentraleyes

P.S.

For the record, and so far at this point anyway, I don't use a Chromebook.  I run both Peppermint 10 on an 14" HP Stream and Ubuntu 18.04 on another 14" Stream, and my primary browser is Firefox.  Here below is a good articulation as to why I'm liking Firefox more and more these days -- though I do use Chrome beta or Brave as backup browsers and for the rare times I need to print. 

Me?  I like to see a green padlock, and I like to see https too.  I'm also getting tired of running all those extensions too.   Thank you, Firefox, for making my online life a lot easier. :)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/08/02/has-chrome-76-given-billions-of-google-users-an-incentive-to-use-firefox-instead/#42414e3e7f83



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