Chrubuntu on the Samsung Chromebook: Trackpad fix

On the initial Chrubuntu image, the trackpad responsiveness is a bit sluggish.  Fortunately, over at this blog a fix was found.

But until you fix the trackpad, you have to deal with a difficult copy and paste environment, so I’ve made it a bit easier for you.  You can clone my chrubuntu_trackpad repository and just run the script!  You did run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install git right away didn’t you?

Lastly be sure to check out The Chromebook Chronicles [update Sept 2013: the site is no longer there].  It’s has a nice summary of known issues (fixed and not) and it’s a great consolidated spot for all things Chromebook and Chrubuntu.

Starting to geek out my Chromebook... A Creative Commons sticker would look nice in that blank spot.
Starting to geek out my Chromebook… A Creative Commons sticker would look nice in that blank spot.
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19 thoughts on “Chrubuntu on the Samsung Chromebook: Trackpad fix

  1. Thanks ever so much for the plug – let’s get this “Linux on Chromebook” community jump-started!

    1. Hey, no problem. The XFCE environment you shared seems to be the way to go. I’ll have to try it out.

      Great detailed posts, BTW.

    1. Yeah… his site seems to be down at the moment. Hopefully I stored a backup of that zip file 🙂 I’ll be able to check tomorrow. Maybe Craig’s site will be back up by then? Either way, I’ll reply back with an update.

      1. Thanks so much for the update! After some tweaks, it works great! (I did have to install xserver-xorg-video-fbdev to get X to come up…)

    1. NP, thanks Craig. I still haven’t made the switch to crouton yet. Eventually I’ll get tired of dual booting 🙂

    1. Ok, I’m now hosting the zip file. I couldn’t find the *original* zip file, but I tested this one on my machine and it still seems to do the trick. Just do a pull in the git repo.

      Let me know if it works 😉

      1. You’re awesome man! After installing it I’m realizing that the issue that I’m having might not be the same as this one is resolving. This has nothing to do with having to touch the VGA cable or plug in power to get the trackpad to work properly right? I thought it might considering it works perfectly in chrome os >.< If I'm missing something please let me know, but thanks again for being so responsive and helping me out with the zip 🙂

      2. This should only make the trackpad more responsive. The trackpad will work without this, but it will be very sluggish.

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