Version 5 (modified by admin, 6 years ago) (diff)


X Init

I'm using xdm to login.

apt-get install xdm

X Fonts

lack of unicode fonts suck.

apt-get install xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi xfonts-base xfonts-encodings xfonts-intl-japanese xfonts-intl-japanese-big xfonts-scalable xfonts-terminus xfonts-utils


Recompile x without config_vt, so that we work with the chrome-OS kernel.


apt-get install locales

set up en-utf8, jp-utf8, and C locales.

dpkg-reconfigure locales


Yes, I did a bad thing, and edited /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/70-synaptics.conf .

This provides middleclick as three fingers, right click as 2 fingers, click as one finger, and the bottom of the pad is divided into click and right click when pressed.

# Example xorg.conf.d snippet that assigns the touchpad driver
# to all touchpads. See xorg.conf.d(5) for more information on
# InputClass.
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE, your distribution will likely overwrite
# it when updating. Copy (and rename) this file into
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d first.
# Additional options may be added in the form of
#   Option "OptionName" "value"
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
# This option is recommend on all Linux systems using evdev, but cannot be
# enabled by default. See the following link for details:
#       MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad ignore duplicates"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchOS "Linux"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/mouse*"
        Option "Ignore" "on"

# This option enables the bottom right corner to be a right button on clickpads
# and the right and middle top areas to be right / middle buttons on clickpads
# with a top button area.
# This option is only interpreted by clickpads.
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Default clickpad buttons"
        MatchDriver "synaptics"
        # FIXME: describe these better.
        # these options are not adjustable via synclient
        Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0"
#       Option "SoftButtonAreas" "0 50% 82% 0 0 0 0 0" 
#       Option "SecondarySoftButtonAreas" "0 42% 0 0 15% 42% 58% 0 15%"
        Option "SecondarySoftButtonAreas" "0 42% 0 0 15% 42% 58% 0 15%"

        # the rest of this is adjustable via synclient.

        # Enable 1, 2, and 3 finger clicking as left, right, and middle click, respectively.
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "TapButton2" "3"
        Option "TapButton3" "2"

        # Calm the pad down while clicking.
        Option "VertHysteresis" "50"
        Option "HorizHysteresis" "50"

        # Drag Lock
        Option "LockedDrags" "1"

        # Tap to click thresholds.
        Option "FingerLow" "35"
        Option "FingerHigh" "40"

        # Prevent accidental clicks
        Option "PalmDetect" "1"
        Option "PalmMinWidth" "10"
        Option "PalmMinZ" "80"

        # scrolling.
        Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1"
#       Option "VertScrollDelta" "-90"
        Option "VertScrollDelta" "90"
        Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1"
        Option "HorizScrollDelta" "-90"

        # Aceleration
        Option "MinSpeed" "1"
        Option "MaxSpeed" "1"

        Option "AccelerationProfile" "2"
        Option "ConstantDeceleration" "4"

# This option disables software buttons on Apple touchpads.
# This option is only interpreted by clickpads.
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Disable clickpad buttons on Apple touchpads"
        MatchProduct "Apple|bcm5974"
        MatchDriver "synaptics"
        Option "SoftButtonAreas" "0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0"


The .xinitrc for my user should switch us to dvorak, and pull in the keymap for this keyboard.

setxkbmap -variant dvorak
if [ -s ~/.Xmodmap ]; then
   xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap


This makes the search button, and the control buttons control:

clear control
clear mod4
keycode 133=Super_L
add control = Control_L Control_R Super_L
add mod4 = Super_R