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Chromebook Acer C710-2457

Posted 05-12-2014 at 09:11 PM by rokytnji
Updated 06-27-2014 at 11:23 PM by rokytnji

New Netbook

Product Specifications

Screen Size: 11.6"
Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768
Processor Type: Intel
Processor Model: Celeron 847
Processor Speed: 1.1GHz
Processor Core: Dual-core
Cache: 2MB
Operating System: Chrome OS
System Memory (RAM): 4GB
RAM Expandable To: 4GB
Type of Memory (RAM): DDR3
Hard Drive Type: SSD
Hard Drive Size: 16GB
Hard Drive RPM: Not Available
Optical Drive Type: Not Available
Optical Drive Speeds: Not Available
Digital Media Reader: Yes
Graphics: Intel HD
Video Memory: Shared
Built-in Webcam: Yes
Networking: Integrated 10/100Mbps
Wireless Networking: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth-Enabled: Not Available
USB Ports: 3
Battery Life: 3.5hrs
System Version: Not Available
HDMI Output: Yes
Included Software: Not Available
Graphics Chip: Not Available
Display Screen Type: Active Matrix TFT Color LCD LED
Display Screen Technology: CineCrystal
ENERGYSTAR Qualified: Yes
Dimensions: 11.2" x 1.1" x 8.0"
Product Weight: 3lbs
Product Number: C710-2457
Posting this in ChromeOS. Later I will be documenting my research on how I will enable

Since by my previous studies on this rig of getting a decent Linux install on this rig
has a lot to do with getting a kernel that shows some love for the touchpad.

I used the search term Acer C710 Chromebook in search for LQ Blogs and got nada so I guess
My adventures will be a 1st. I'd rather run AntiX, MX-14, or SolydX on this off of external
class 10 SD card and I might get there, or not.

I am just a Neanderthal Tattooed Knuckle Dragging Self taught Linux using Biker with a GED.
But I can tinker OK.

Cautionary warning I need to look into.

Crouton is currently broken on both the dev and beta channels of ChromeOS, and will probably be broken on the stable channel with the next update. There are efforts underway to rescue it, but Google's development policies make it problematic for future compatibility. The foolproof way is to just install to a flash drive. A mini-USB drive works well for this. The problem with using an SD card is that the card sticks halfway out of the chromebooks. Why they made that decision, instead of having the card entirely inside the laptop is something that completely escapes me.

Video for Developer Mode

Other things I found out
from :

Another Video

And just some more studying for me before I proceed

Puppy Linux for C720=Fatdog 64 Thread at Murga Forums.

So, new roads for me to travel. I have a lot to learn before I commit myself.

Bios firmware Blog

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  1. Old Comment
    Well, on the backburner for the time being as AntiX 14 development takes priority at the present for a while.

    Working with releases MX-14 and tweaking AntiX 14 is
    time consuming. Lots of one at a time stuff to go through like

    -> Command:
        cp ./usr/share/desktop-defaults /usr/share/desktop-defaults
        chown root:root /usr/share/desktop-defaults -r
    -> Modified:
        Modified to be included in the antiX menu under applications
        These are just some random ones I picked to show the actual antiX submenu and how to make it work.
    -> Command:
        cp ./usr/share/applications/antix /usr/share/applications/antix
        chown root:root /usr/share/applications/antix -r
    and that is just a short part of what I have going on.
    Posted 05-14-2014 at 03:53 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
    Updated 05-19-2014 at 09:29 PM by rokytnji
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    Posted 05-18-2014 at 01:49 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
  3. Old Comment
    Still testing AntiX 14.

    Procrastinating this change over also. Not many kernels in the wild that support these touchpads out of the box yet and only a few choices on what to run and hit and miss maybe since most
    out of the box installs are C720 specific.

    I be afeared I guess.

    My druthers is to run a frugal install with a persistence sd card
    without using a usb external mouse in the bag when I boot outside of ChromiumOS.

    Then dd to another backup card so if I break it. Just re-clone from the backup card.
    I guess I'll stay patient, since that sounds better than being scared.
    Posted 05-28-2014 at 04:43 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
  4. Old Comment
    Posted 07-09-2014 at 03:57 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
  5. Old Comment

    LinuxKits for chromebooks
    Posted 07-21-2014 at 05:38 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Bookmark of my unbricking mine in case I run ito this again.
    These things are a tough nut to crack when bricked.
    Posted 09-06-2014 at 08:07 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline


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