Jessiebook to Stretchbook

  Last modified on Sunday 16 July 2017

PROJECT: The Lifecycle of Debian Objects .: With the release of Debian 9 "Stretch" my chromebook has transitioned from a Jessiebook to a Stretchbook!

I posted a visual screenshot tour installing the Debian _stable_ release. I use Debian's minimal network install image to create a console-only base configuration that can be customized for various tasks and alternate desktops.

Earlier steps taken to setup the Jessiebook still apply with two exceptions. First, xbacklight is acting up ...

$ xbacklight -dec 10
No outputs have backlight property

I can write to the file directly to increase/decrease the brightness of the display ...

$ cat /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/max_brightness
$ sudo sh -c 'echo 500 > /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness'
$ sudo sh -c 'echo 937 > /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness'

... or use xrandr ...

$ xrandr --output eDP-1 --brightness 0.5

This is a known issue.

[ Fix! ] Roll-back from xserver-xorg-core to xserver-xorg-video-intel. Create /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-video-intel.conf containing ...

Section "Device"
        Identifier "Intel"
        Driver "intel"

Second, the issues with the ath9k driver appear resolved and I leave the wireless alone. No further config tweaks required.

Happy hacking!

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