<This is a bit preliminary, as I've only done one day of testing, but thought I'd share.>
The Dell Inspiron 5767 (specs below) isn’t on the list of approved devices, but after reaching the point where using Windoze was too painful, I decided to see if Cloudready would work on it. The bottom line: It works almost perfectly. Here are the details, for anyone else who wants to give it a try.
- Building the USB went fine.
- I had to disable UEFI boot in order to boot from the USB. Then everything went smoothly.
Problems and fixes:
- After setup, the system came up with a huge screen--I had to bump the cursor at the edges of the screen to pan/scroll. It turns out "Full-screen magnifier" in "Accessibility" was enabled. I disabled it and got a normal 1920 x 1080 screen.
- Youtube worked, but I had to load “Proprietary Media Components” to get Youtube TV to work.
- I enabled "Tap to click" on the touch-pad but it doesn't work--I have to click to get a click.
- Smart Lock doesn't work. I click the “Setup” button but nothing happens. Maybe this is a known “feature” of Cloudready?
- Dell Inspiron 17 (i5767-0018GRY) circa 2016
- Intel Core i5-7200U @ 2.50GHz (Kaby Lake architecture)
- 8Gb memory, aftermarket 250Gb Crucial SSD
- 17.3” 1920 x 1080 screen
- Cloudready 68.4.74 (Developer Build - neverware) chromeover64 on Linux 4.14.58+
I can live happily without “Tap to click” and “Smart Lock” but if anyone has ideas on fixes, please speak up. Other than that, I’m enjoying my new “worlds largest” Chromebook.
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