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    HP Chromebook 11 G3 (Baytrail) and Kali 2.0

    This is the HP Chromebook 11 G3 (Kip) with the Intel Celeron (Baytrail). So far, I managed to get far enough to enter this thread into this forum.

    1. Removed write-protect screw
    2. Installed John Lewis SeaBIOS image (bye-bye ChromeOS)
    3. Installed 64-bit Kali v2.0 from a USB drive
    4. Post-install issues:
    a. Touchpad does not work
    - temporary work-around: use a USB Mouse
    - help please
    b. Sound does not work
    - wait, whaaat??



    Any help to resolve these two issue would be great/super/you-dah-mannn.

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    As a temporary work-around, installing Kali 2.0 via Crouton works and, so far, all the chromebook's functionality works in the croutoned kali.

    1. Restore Chromebook.
    2. Download crouton
    3. sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -r sana -t xfce -n kali20

    More details can be found here.

    HOWEVER, the disk space left is not sufficient to run the full installation of Kali 2.0 with all its glory in any other GUI environment other than XFCE.

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    But, enough about Crouton....

    While I had ChromeOS installed, peeking into /proc/blah/devices revealed that I have an Elan Touchpad. Further Googling revealed that since kernel v3.17, support for the Elan touchpad has been merged into linux core. Since Kali 2.0 has kernel v4.0.4, this should work. Conclusion: the Kali 2.0 kernel is missing modules for touchpad support.

    Any help as to where I can find them would be great. But, it looks like I have to at least compile a custom kernel in order to make this work.

    It would be great if Kali remerges these modules back into the distro kernel.

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    INSTALL KALI LINUX v2016.1:
    1. sound works
    2. trackpad works



    Quote Originally Posted by overrice View Post
    But, enough about Crouton....

    While I had ChromeOS installed, peeking into /proc/blah/devices revealed that I have an Elan Touchpad. Further Googling revealed that since kernel v3.17, support for the Elan touchpad has been merged into linux core. Since Kali 2.0 has kernel v4.0.4, this should work. Conclusion: the Kali 2.0 kernel is missing modules for touchpad support.

    Any help as to where I can find them would be great. But, it looks like I have to at least compile a custom kernel in order to make this work.

    It would be great if Kali remerges these modules back into the distro kernel.

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