I recently bought a second hand chromebook pixel (samus) and after getting anoyed of Gallium OS, I was amazed to see, that Clearlinux runs with no problem (so far) on the device. Its quite amazing that Clearlinux manages to adapt Gnome for the device - I tried other distros and all went mad. There is only one issue, that is known with the Chromebook Pixel and thats sound. At the moment the speakers are out of order. In Gallium OS they offered some tweaks to solve this issue - I was using this instruction, which worked quite well: https://wiki.galliumos.org/Installing/Samus
Do you guys see any chance to make the sound work on my Chromebook? I would like to use Clearlinux on this device and would be super gratefull for any help!
The sound card should be - Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Audio Controller (rev 09)
Try 5-th bullet point in this post:
Thanks for your response!
Out of some reason, I got stuck at the beginning of the instructions. After typing cd ./sound the result is: bash: cd: ./sound: No such file or directory
You need to download the stuff listed in previous steps…
I see - thanks for your advice - but as far as I know, I am not able to install deb files, when using clearlinux - or am I wrong?
You can manually install its contents.
Read the updated guide here
Thanks - unfortunatelly I got stuck here:
$ make nconfig
In file included from scripts/kconfig/nconf.c:15:
scripts/kconfig/nconf.h:18:10: fatal error: curses.h: No such file or directory
18 | #include <curses.h>
make: *** [scripts/Makefile.host:107: scripts/kconfig/nconf.o] Error 1
make: *** [Makefile:515: nconfig] Error 2
sudo swupd search-file /usr/include/curses.h results show you can add the
devpkg-ncurses bundle for that include.
Thanks - that helped - sorry that I have to inform you that the next command brought up the following result:
$ make -j4
Makefile:975: *** “Cannot generate ORC metadata for CONFIG_UNWINDER_ORC=y, please install libelf-dev, libelf-devel or elfutils-libelf-devel”. Stop.
The swupd search command did not bring up any reasonable result concerning the highlighted programms
As long as you know the package name, you can try to build it from the source.
I know - unfortunatelly this exceeds my abilities - I am more an interested user than someone with a professional background. I would understand, if you would tell me, that in this case, I should turn to less complex installation projects
You don’t have to be professional to build a package.
Most of times building is just configure + make + make install
Thanks - I will try my best
After some trials, I have to admit that I was not able to build the relevant package. I found this instruction https://nanxiao.me/en/build-elfutils-libelf-from-source-code/ and some others. I even was able to run the configure command - but make and make install only caused the result: No targets specified and no makefile found. I think, that these are child problems for you guys, but I am stuck. But, as I said - maybe its better for people of my knowledge level to try easier tasks, than to install a OS on a device that needs costumization…
Did you CD into libelf directory after ./configure and before make?
Yes - I did - same result…
Get the source code from its repository
Then the README file tells you what to do.
Thanks again - I know github, but I never tried to get some source code from a repository.
Problem 1: Where to download the source code (do not see an appropriate link)
Problem 2: Since I don’t know what to download, I do not see any chance to to track the relevant Readme file.
git clone http://sourceware.org/git/elfutils.git