Today I added some Chromebook related packages into my PPA. What is there?
- xserver-xorg-video-armsoc == accelerated Xorg video driver.
- chromium-mali-opengles == OpenGL ES support — works as long as you have ROOT-A partition with Chromium OS cause I mount it to get Mali library.
- libasound2 == ALSA packages with UCM profiles for Chromebook. Say “no more” to fried speakers.
No support from me as usual. I provide packages for just released Ubuntu “quantal” and for development version (“raring”).
Kernel will probably be next. There are instructions from Olof Johansson for it. Not hard task but requires some time. Also requires packaging of vboot tools (for signing kernels) and cgpt (for manipulating GPT).
Another part is touchpad snippet for X11:
Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad" MatchIsTouchpad "on" EndSection
Any idea how to package it in friendly way? I thought about “meta-chromebook” package for such tweaks but it does not sound nice to me.
Video acceleration would be great. But this part is beyond me so far.
So, if you have Ubuntu running on your Chromebook (nevermind is it on internal storage or side SD or USB stick) as long as it is at least “quantal” go and grab my packages. They will make use of device much more pleasant. Share any tweaks and tips in comments.
UPDATE: There is a new project related to Chromebook support in distributions. More about it in my blog post about it.