I'm trying to run Ubuntu 16.10 on a flash drive (not Crouton) on an Acer Chromebook R11. The built in keyboard won't work, but a USB keyboard does. I ran sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, that didn't change anything.

Any log files I could check to see what's happening? Is it possible to fix this?

Output of lsusb and xinput:


Bus 002 Device 002: ID 090c:1000 Silicon Motion, Inc. - Taiwan (formerly Feiya Technology Corp.) Flash Drive
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 8087:0a2a Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b490 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Elan Touchscreen                          id=11   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Elan Touchpad                             id=12   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                     id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ HD WebCam                                 id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]

  • Could you list the output of lsusb and xinput? – negusp Dec 7 '16 at 3:20

After skimming this discussion, it is my understanding that the keyboard works with linux kernel 4.7 but not 4.8.

I am now using the latest GalliumOS baytrail nightly and the keyboard works fine.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.