Fedora, Chromebook Pixel, configs

A couple of things I do to make Fedora and the chromebook play nice.


Gnome-shell has some support for hi res displays like the pixel or the retina macbook has, but it is hit and miss.

Gnome 3 apps support the pixel density, but nothing else does. Load chrome or firefox and the tiny controls and fonts are unusable. This simplest thing for me was to run the display in a lower resolution.

  1. Open dconf-editor (yum install dconf-editor if needed)
  2. Set org.gnome.desktop.interface.text-scaling-factor = 1.0
  3. Install a custom xorg.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
    Section "Monitor"
      Identifier     "eDP1"
      Modeline       "1440x960" 113.50  1440 1528 1672 1904  960 963 973 996 -hsync +vsync
      Option         "PreferredMode" "1440x960_59.90"
    Section "Device"
      Identifier     "Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000"
      Driver         "intel"
    Section "Screen"
      Identifier  "Primary Screen"
      Device      "Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000"
      DefaultDepth 24
      SubSection "Display"
        Modes "1440x960" "1024x768"
  4. Still to come: suspend issues, keyboard backlight, and keyboard mappings.

    I have the issues solved, I just need the pixel in front of me to remember what I did.

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