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 * [[WikiPedia:Pixelbook|Pixelbook on Wikipedia]]
 * [[https://www.google.com/chromebook/device/google-pixelbook/|Pixelbook product page]]

DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owners would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

If you need help to get Debian running on your hardware, please have a look at our user support channels where you may find specific channels (mailing list, IRC channel) dedicated to certain types of hardware.

Translation(s): none

Models covered
Google Pixelbook Eve

Overall Status

Core Components


Boot Standard Kernel:


Detect hard drives:


Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling




Sleep / Suspend




- OpenGL


- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)


Switch to External Screen



- Built-in (Touchscreen)


- Built-in (Touchpad)






Keyboard's Hotkeys




Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a non-free driver and or firmware

Important Note

This device was tested with Debian Bullseye.

This device relies on non-free firmware for WiFi, etc.

The device must be in Developer Mode to perform the installation. Instructions for entering Developer Mode can be found here: https://mrchromebox.tech/#devmode

You will, at least, need to update the RW_LEGACY firmware before starting installation as the stock SeaBIOS has unreliable USB detection. Scripts to help with this can be found at https://mrchromebox.tech/#fwscript

When booting into the Debian installer, GRUB may complain about unsupported video mode. Press ENTER followed by the number which maps to "2400x1600x32" and then ENTER again.

You can also install the UEFI firmware, which will allow secure boot and replacing the stock ChromeOS bootloader. A description of the differences can be found at https://mrchromebox.tech/#bootmodes

Updating the UEFI firmware requires a special cable and some additional steps: https://wiki.mrchromebox.tech/Firmware_Write_Protect#Disabling_WP_on_CR50_Devices_via_CCD

Additional workarounds are available from https://github.com/yusefnapora/pixelbook-linux/blob/master/implementation-details.md



After selecting the correct GRUB video mode during installation, display works fine. GRUB does not fill the screen after install, but is perfectly readable.


No sound card detected even when the auto-detected kernel module is loaded. This is discussed at length in https://github.com/yusefnapora/pixelbook-linux/blob/master/implementation-details.md#audio-support


Mouse works well after installation. I have encountered a few situations where the mouse stopped working until reboot.

Power Management

Hibernation and suspend/resume do not work, the device crashes.


Works fine with firmware-iwlwifi.

System Summary


lspci -nn


lsusb -v | grep -E '\<(Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)' 2>/dev/null



Some configuration files and sample outputs.


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