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Swap alt and super

I have a Macbook Air that runs Linux. I want to swap the alt and super keys in both sides of the keyboard with each other. How do I do this with cli tools? Update Following Drav Sloan's answer I ...
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openSUSE 12.3 (64-bit) LiveCD/LiveUSB won't work (MacBook7,1)

I wanted to try a live openSUSE 12.3 (64-bit) system on my MacBook 7,1, however: When I do it with a LiveUSB created with UNetbootin, it's not recognized as bootable When I do it with a LiveCD ...
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Macbook Pro Display Issue (Tiny blue squares) [on hold]

My Macbook Pro display recently started showing tiny blue squares everywhere on screen. I have tried doing VRAM and PRAM reset, upgrading to Yosemite but downgraded because it was very slow and I ...
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Cannot use computer after Linux mint goes to hibernate

I am running Linux Mint on my Laptop (MacBook Pro 2015 dual booting with Yosemite) however when I put my lid down I have the setting set to 'Hibernate'. The issue is when I put the lid down I cannot ...
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Check if process is running Mac OS X then execute code

I am creating a script which clears the cache for Google Chrome. However, I would like to check if Chrome is open and if so not run the code but if it isn't then it will execute the code. I can see ...
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Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_VMM_BUT_AC_CLEAR)

I get this error on my mac when I'm trying to boot up any virtual machine on virtual box on my new MacOS X Yosemite Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_VMM_BUT_AC_CLEAR) Result Code: ...
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Driver for Broadcom 14e4:43ba chip

I just got a Macbook Pro 12,1 which comes with the Broadcom 14e4:43ba chip (output from lspci -nn -d 14e4:). What I've tried First, I built the latest kernel (4.1.6) from source. According to this ...
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Hotkeys to switch screen focus - Synergy [closed]

I'm having trouble setting up keyboard shortcuts in Synergy on an iMac and a Macbook Pro, both running Yosemite and version 1.4.18. I'm using my iMac as the server and my Macbook Pro as the client. I ...
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How do I create a telnet server on Mac OS 10.10?

I want to create a telnet server on my mac and I am running Yosemite (10.10). I have successfully enabled telnetd (I think) but I type telnet localhost it asks for my login and password. I enter in ...
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Change screen resolution into Kali on Mac BookPro

I installed Kali in dual boot on my Mac Book Retina, all work, but I have a screen resolution too high. So I need to change the screen resolution, but if I change it, the screen become black, and ...
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How to display `top` results sorted by memory usage in real time?

How can I display the top results in my terminal in real time so that the list is sorted by memory usage?
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USB live Kali linux with macbook pro

I did a live usb with Mac Linux USB Loader, but when I try to boot the Kali linux on my mac, it's showing this: Loading Linux kernel...error: file `/live/vmlinu' not found. done Loading initial ...
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Add a route permanently to mac

I connect from a Mac running PPTP VPN to a synology box VPN server. Connecting works great, but in order to access the the drive shares, I need to run ifconfig and then sudo route add -net ...
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WiFi frequently drops, suspected driver issue

I'm running a fully up-to-date Fedora on a Macbook Pro. To get WiFi working in the first place, I installed akmods-wl as recommended. The WiFi works, but the connection keeps dropping. I've noticed ...
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Mac OS X partition type problem

As a 2 decades of MS-Windows user I have switched to Mac OS X a month ago. And my knowledge is not enough to fix my big problem which I encountered yesterday and my brand new MBPro is dead now. I ...
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Installing a bootloader on a mac

Due to a somewhat odd requirement for a particular linux installation, with a particular software suite, I found it best to use ddrescue to populate the harddrive with the partitions and their data. ...
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How do I install htop inside mac os x

How do I install htop for Mac OS X? (The easiest and laziest path)
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Fedora 22 on MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

I recently installed Fedora 22 on my new MacBook Pro. Good news: Wi-Fi works out of the box, so you can update the system immediately to resolve the faulty video driver issue (under bad news). ...
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Java version is different in GUI and command line

On my Mac I have two different indications of the activated JAVA version $ uname -a Darwin Mr-MBP.lan 14.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.4.0: Thu May 28 11:35:04 PDT 2015; ...
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GRUB error Fedora 15 when Dual Booting on MacBook Pro

I am having trouble getting Fedora 15 running on my MacBook Pro. I had Fedora 15 installed before on this MBP before, so I know it works. I basically followed the good old instructions of Create a ...
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Dual Booting - MAC OSX

I'm new to the whole Linux OS and want to use a distro called "Parrot Security" Problem is, I have a Mac Laptop to which I want to dual boot from. I've installed reFINd and tried to boot from a ...
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Problems with Grub and rEFIt in Fedora

I used to run my Macbook in triple boot - Ubuntu, Fedora and Osx. When I turn the computer on, it goes to rEFIt menu and I could then choose between the OS's. Suddenly, it started to boot directly on ...
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Install wifi driver for Macbook 11.1 under Tails

I am having some troubles with the WIFI on my Macbook using Tails (USB). I encountered a problem similar once when setting up an Arch Linux USB system but I as able to find the necessary drivers and ...
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Use a Macbook pro 8,2 with AMD GPU on Debian 8

After installing Debian 8 on my MacBook Pro Early 2011 (8,2), i added this in the grub options, in file /boot/grub/custom.cfg outb 0x728 1 outb 0x710 2 outb 0x740 2 outb 0x750 0 These lines have the ...
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How to install wireless drivers for Debian 8 on a MacBook Pro 8,2

I installed Debian 8 (Jessie) with a triple boot on my MacBook Pro 2011 15" (model 8,2). I had to add some options to grub to disable one graphic card and some other great stuff, but I finally ...
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Mac drive in use, understanding lsof

I am trying to repair permission on my external HD as I can not empty my trash when its plugged in because I get a bunch of "such file is in use". I read online that this might be resolved by ...
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touchpad configuration not working linux mint 17 (rebecca) (disable or change 2 tap right click) macbook air

I recently installed Linux on a macbook air (early 2014) and am trying to tweak the touchpad so that its actually usable. I have noticed the following: I frequently get accidental right click menus ...
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Why does my MacBook CPU get hotter under NixOS than under Mac OS?

I have a dual boot MacBook (late 2008) with Mac OS 10.9 and NixOS. I observe that under similar conditions, with only one or two applications open and not doing any computations, the CPU gets 5-10 °C ...
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How to get more than 20 lines of output with grep when searching for a string with spaces [closed]

I am currently using grep like this: grep search_string search_file > output_file Here is an example: grep "ich arbeite" deu.txt > out.txt When used in this way, I only get the last 20 ...
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What is the default rEFInd OS Stanza for booting Arch Linux?

I have a macbook with yosemite installed, and I just added a partition of arch linux that I boot into using rEFInd. Arch was giving me an error because rEFInd boots by default using a "ro" parameter ...
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Access Macintosh HD from Ubuntu - Permission denied

I've followed this instructions and now I'm able to access my Machintosh HD from Ubuntu, the problem is that I can't access the folder I need (example Desktop), it say that I haven't enough ...
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How can I import new Unix commands on my OS X Terminal?

There are a number of Unix commands which do not work on my OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, Terminal Version 2.5.3. For instance, I often use this cheatsheet of Unix commands: ...
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Optimizing initramfs : Enter dm-crypt password with targeted initramfs?

All my Linux partitions except /boot lie on an encrypted LVM volume, like a typical modern Debian installation. In theory, I could shrink my initrd file by replacing the line MODULES=most in ...
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makeing a script to change Java SDK

I actually have the script running, but I think it's not very efficient and the only way to get it to take is to run it as "source change-java.sh" Is there a way to get it to not have to output to a ...
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How to design a keymap for the macintosh

We have a keyboard layout that has been used on Windows since 2004 and since 2007 on Linux systems. The only help that's there for making keyboards for the Mac that we found was here: ...
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Running Elementary OS on MacBookPro10,1, get random resolution changes

I recently installed Elementary OS (Ubuntu-based) and every now and then my resolution drops down to a super small size that messes with my mouse-tracking and pretty much makes any application ...
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Dual booting elementary OS, does not boot properly after install

I'm trying to dual boot OS X and elementary OS on a Mac. I've followed e.g. these instructions. The first question is this: I have not once got the "install alongside" option so I've manually created ...
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Tweaking keymap for Macbook

I've recently installed Debian jessie with a GNOME 3 desktop on my Macbook Pro. There are a couple of things I don't like about Apple's keyboard layout (British). The first is that I'm a programmer, ...
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enabling Intel Iris Pro (syslinux, Tails system, Macbook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013, IGP/GPU)

Macbook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013 uses explicitly dedicated GPU. Integrated graphic processor isn't listed at all. Not being able to switch or turn off discrete card to improve battery life. ...
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Can't install Linux Mint on Macbook Pro (2008)?

I have a Macbook Pro that I believe is from 2008. It's harddrive is completely wiped and formatted (FAT32 if I remember correctly) with the only exception of a working installation of rEFIt. Not even ...
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Make nginx the owner of a file when mounting to VBOX

My issue is when I mount a folder from my desktop to virtualbox on Mac osx Yosemite It sets the permissions to drwxr-xr-x. 1 root root Using the command: sudo mount -t vboxsf sharename mountpoint ...
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Linux support for RTP-MIDI?

I have been spoiled by the ease with which I can connect my iPad up to MIDI applications on my Macbook using the native support for midi-over-the-network (apparently RTP-MIDI) provided by the CoreMIDI ...
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Debian on Mac via reFINd: New Partitions doesnt Boot

im trying to get on Debian via the refind Bootmanager. I was able to create partitions on HDD (Swap + /) and install Debian, but i couldn't install a bootloader on the installation, nor Grub neither ...
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Shell script for ssh into a Unix/Linux server from MacOS X 10.10

I am attempting to ssh into a server by using a bash script from MacOSX. #!/bin/bash spawn ssh username@gatewayserver expect "password" send "Mypassword\r" interact spawn ssh ...
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How to install a particular version of boost with brew on MacOSX?

The command "brew install boost" works for me on my MacOSX, but it installs the latest boost 1.57. How to use brew to install the older 1.55?
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Problems booting Kali Linux 1.0.9a 64 bit on Macbook Pro

I have a mid 2009 Macbook Pro that I am trying to dual boot OS X and Kali Linux on. I replaced my optic drive with my old HDD and replaced my HDD with an SSD. OS X and my apps are running off of the ...
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Synaptics settings get applied correctly from /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d but then reset?

I have a BCM5974 touchpad device which gets loaded incorrectly by Xorg despite being seemingly correctly configured. I have a simple /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/60-synaptics.conf file: Section "InputClass" ...
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Making a touchpad without buttons like a normal touchpad with buttons

Assume a synaptics compatible mousepad that has no physical buttons, but where the whole surface is physically clickable (not a tap, but physically clickable). A particular touchpad with these ...
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Convert input string to date in shell script

My shell script: #!/bin/bash echo "$1"; startd=$(date -d "$1" +"%Y%m%d"); echo "$startd"; My command: sudo ./test.sh "20151010" The output: 20151010 20150213 it printed todays date ...
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wifi-menu leads to freezes in Arch

I have a Macbook Pro 5,1 that I recently installed Arch on. Today, I had problems with my wifi, so I reinstalled the broadcom drivers, and was able to get wifi-menu working, but this has led my ...