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    Joseph Honnoll (Edited )

    Updating on Acer Aspire now. Will let ya know what's up later

     

    Hopefully it'll go back to Previous Stable Build.... where the Touchpad works again

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    Geofrey Hill

    @Joseph Please note the section in the release notes about touchpads. With the move from X to Freon there are widespread changes in the way touchpads function.

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    Joseph Honnoll

    Yep... still the same but i can live with it. May go back to 56 though

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    Courtney (Edited )

    Hmmm yep 2 finger scrolling only works for me. Edge scrolling still doesn't (only issue with my touchpad is no edge scrolling. Everything else works) Blah never used my touch pad anyway truthfully.

    Prefer a mouse so not a big deal for me in all honesty but sure you guys will eventually get all models working with the new touch pad settings. Other then the touchpad all works perfectly on my end. 

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    Joseph Honnoll

    Yeah the Touchpad needs settings t revert back to 56 though lol but I can again.... live with it

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    Geofrey Hill

    @Courtney Just to confirm, your device was able to edge and 2 finger scroll previously, but now only 2 finger works. Is that correct?

     

    @Joseph What is the exact behavior you are seeing differ with your touchpad between v56 and v57?

     

    Also model info when you reply would be extremely helpful. 

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    Courtney (Edited )

    Yeah but they would have to revert back to the old graphics stacks which is a bit more slower & outdated.

    This new one was created by google (only available on Chromebooks/Chrome OS) & cloudready took something only available to official Chromebooks/chrome OS & converted it to cloudready/chromium OS. 

    So makes sense there would be issues in all honesty. Though hopping they can discover a fix since everyone with a computer with a touchpad that doesn't fully function will probably get mad in all honesty. 

    Me however not that mad since well really don't use it lol. I plan on sticking with cloudready as long as I have my current laptop (If I get a new modern day one then sadly can't use cloudready but not buying a new one anytime soon so till then sticking with cloudready lol have been here since day one OK not really but before it became a huge thing & recently came out only like 3 versions/updates when I joined lol.)

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    Courtney (Edited )

    @Geofrey Yep that is correct

    For model it's a HP 255 G1 (2012) it's not certified but I have been working/running cloudready on it since cloudready first came out.

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    Joseph Honnoll (Edited )

    Like I'm just use to Touch-Screen like Effects like clicking. With 56 I was able to tab the touchpad to left click where now it right-clicks and i have to use the right pad to left-click

     

    O and both models act the same. Acer Aspire and Dell 2100

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    Courtney (Edited )

    @ Joseph yeah makes sense & understandable who would want to deal with that in all honesty & hopefully they can fix the support issues but highly recommend switching back to v56 & disabling updates or get a mouse for your laptop until there is a possible fix

    Only thing is I am guessing the forums will/might become filled with complaints sadly.

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    Joseph Honnoll

    Ha yeah which I may sick with it lol. Though it would be possible to change it again to at least put a option for it 

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    Courtney (Edited )

    Yeah I would say just stick with the recent update unless your really bothered by it but it's pretty easy to disable the updates & reenable them if you decide to go back to v56.

    I had to do it once since I had no internet & was using a cell phone for a wifi hotspot to get on my computer & didn't want to use up all the wifi So asked Forrest if there was a way to disable updates for the time being & he gave me the command. Though no idea how to do it now or if it changed lol.

    Anyway all up to you in all honesty but I would rather stay updated despite the issues unless they where computer breaking issues but a touchpad doesn't qualify as computer breaking in my opinion. Just something you can work around lol.

    Not to mention google eventually hounds you to use a more up to date version. So don't have to see constant notifications either lol. 

    So highly recommend you just stick with the recent version & try & work with or around the touchpad issues & just hope they can fix the issues with the next update.

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    Geofrey Hill

    @Joseph, I think i figured out your issue. Based on your description you have swapped the primary mouse button. This is a setting that only appears when a mouse is plugged in. However, if you enable the swap and remove the mouse, the setting persists and you cannot disable it as the setting is hidden.

    When the swap is enabled, the behavior you are seeing occurs. single tap right clicks and right click/2 finger tap primary clicks. SO! If you plug in a mouse, disable swap of primary mouse button, you should see normal touchpad operation return.

    The mouse swap did not effect the touchpad in previous versions and a bug has been opened for that issue.

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    Joseph Honnoll

    Thanks but I'm going back to 56 until this is looked into

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    Andy St. Fort

    I can see the update in settings and start the download but when it gets to 100%, it does nothing, and version is still 56.3. I have always been able to update for previous versions, but this time not so much. I have a DELL Inspiron 3400 series.

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    Joseph Honnoll (Edited )

    Just Download the Latest... LINK and make a new USB Stick. Check out Video

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    Andy St. Fort

    That would be an option, but I already have Linux Mint alongside CloudReady, correct me if I am wrong, it would be impossible to install a new version of CloudReady without having to reinstall Linux Mint since CloudReady controls the partition. I may be wrong and get this all messed up though.

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    Joseph Honnoll

    Umm to my Knowledge yes you'd have to reinstall CR and MINT after.  Look at my Guide

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    Courtney

    You can see if forcing the update through the command terminal works if not sadly would more then likely have to reset everything up. Only thing is no idea what the force update command is so browsing the forums trying to find it for you. 

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    Andy St. Fort

    Thanks Courtney, I will keep browsing as well. I really don't want to reinstall everything as it took me quite a bit to customize everything :)

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    Courtney (Edited )

    I can't find the command line in all honesty there was a command line to force the updates & can't find it at all. The topics I remember seeing it on was old version update posts but all the old ones are gone.

    Only thing I can remember was that the command line was posted by a user I got into a fight with on the forums here (it was about how much ram is required for a 32bit or 64 bit computer) (which is why I stay in the background & mostly lurk now don't want to start another fight with anyone) but having a hard time trying to find any of the old posts she might of posted that command in but will look a bit longer. It's got to be somewhere around here.

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    Courtney

    I found a different post containing this command "update_engine_client --update" It wasn't by the user I was talking about but no idea if that's the correct one though. So recommend you try this one I found with caution. Also I had it written down as well since I needed it one day. I'll try looking for the paper & see if the command I found is correct. 

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    Courtney (Edited )

    Yep "update_engine_client --update" is the correct one.

    So enter the command line press CTRL- ALT- F2

    enter "chronos" for username

    & enter "chrome" for password

    Then enter "update_engine_client --update"

    Then let it do it's updating. If it tells you to restart then can just exit the terminal by pressing CRTL-ALT-F1 & shutdown & reboot the computer. (Forgot if the restart button appears only entered this command once.)

    If that doesn't work & you are still on v56 then sadly probably the best bet to do is a clean install sadly. If any errors pop up then let me know & i'll try to help the best I can. 

    Edit: Also if you know your way around the grub config you can try forrests suggestion. (link at the very end of this post) if forcing the update from the command terminal doesn't/didn't work.

    If you try out the solution mentioned in the link (the solution is at the very bottom) sadly I can't help there don't know enough or how to configure grub in all honesty. 

    https://neverware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/218324308-Update-fails 

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    Andy St. Fort

    Thanks Courtney, 

    That command did not work for me and I followed Forrest Smith insight.

    My set up is CloudReady and then Linux Mint alongside it, both installed on the HDD, so what I did before was preventing CloudReady to automatically boot by setting a grub customizer on the Mint side that would control and show a list of OS to pick when starting the computer. I had to go back and set the HDD to boot automatically out of GRUB and then do the update and then set it back. Manually switching between slot A and B did not work for me in the GRUB setup. I will keep in mind to do the same thing every time an update is pushed out.

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    Courtney (Edited )

    Your welcome ^^

    I am glad I was able to point you in the right direction at least & you where able to get if fixed ^^

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    Phil Reilly

    Looks like the update is done after downloading but no indication of a restart required is posted. Reboot & you'll find it updated. I saw this when updating 57(dev) to 57(stable).

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    Phil Reilly

    Force update in a cros shell one line with:

    while true; do update_engine_client -check_for_update; update_engine_client -update; sleep 5; done
     
     
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    Andy St. Fort

    Thanks Phil, I'll save this command for next time.

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    Phil Reilly

    When the update starts exit loop with ctrl-c or ctrl-z whatever works.

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    Phil Reilly (Edited )

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