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What is the most compatible Linux distribution for MacBook Pro?

Here's the minimal requirements: two-fingers movement on touchpad for scroll using the lower-powered GPU as default card sleep on lid close some key (control or command) + LMB for RMB ...
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In vim, how to map “command-right” and “command-left” to beginning of line and end of line on mac?

I'm trying to get it to be like default text editing in Mac. I tried map! <D-Left> 0 and map! <D-Right> $ in ~/.vimrc, but of course it didn't work. How can i do this?
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Linux distro that supports touchpads and acpi on Macbook Pros

I've had a Macbook pro for 1 year running OSX, but I really miss Linux. I read plenty of docs but I never got a useful answer to the following questions: How's the autonomy with ...
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Sync files from a mac to a flash drive - automatically?

I have a flash drive, let's name it FLASH. I want, when on my mac, when FLASH is plugged (and automatically mounted), execute a specific script and make ~/Documents to be automatically copied to ...
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How to install CentOS 6.4 on Mac Mini?

I have bought a new Mac Mini, and would like to use it as a Linux server. Now I'm trying to install CentOS on it. I downloaded CentOS-6.4-x86_64-netinstall.iso and booted the Mac Mini from a ...
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Linux support on 2012 MacBooks

I want to buy a 2012 MacBook with the Retina Display. Does it work well with Linux?
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Installing Elementary OS on a MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 (8,1)

I'm trying to install elementaryOS (which is based on Ubuntu 10.10) on my MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 (model No 8,1). I have resized a partition on my hard drive, and I've installed refit. Two things ...
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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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Bash error message on a mac using Perl

I'm trying to run basic functions on Perl (Mac) but I get the same error message all the time. I managed to run programs like the simple 'hello, world' example. They work fine: $ perl -w hello.pl ...
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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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Convert .ISO to .IMG in terminal (Mac) (Linux)

I am trying to make a bootable flash drive with Linux on it for my Mac. I have Ubuntu desktop downloaded, and it is in my downloads. The instructions on the Ubuntu website tell me I need to convert ...
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FreeBSD 8.1 on MacBook 5,2

I've been trying to dual-boot FreeBSD 8.1 with Mac OS X on my MacBook (5,2), but am having trouble trying to get the live cd to boot. I reach the FreeBSD Boot Loader Screen with the options for boot, ...
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Ruby update not working using two methods

I tried to install ruby version 1.9.3 with this on my mac 10.6.8: $ \curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby Oskar-Niburskis-MacBook-Pro:~ oskarniburski$ rvm install ruby-1.9.3-p362 ...
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Mac Terminal - moving files

I am trying to use Mac Terminal command to move files to a new location. I have a list of almost 2000 filenames with full paths in a text file. (All of them are in one parent directory, but ...
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Connect to Webdav (https) with domain\user

I have a problem trying to connect with our network webdav share on mac osx. I can connect from windows, so it's working. On Mac OSX I have set the routes, and I can connect when using "Transmit" but ...
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Grub 2 installed on-partition - how to not embed it

My friend installed ArchLinux on a MacBook Pro alongside Mac OSX and Windows to try it. He's power user, so I only needed to help with the bootloader. Arch Linux's described installation of GRUB did ...
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Flipping Control/Command in GNOME breaks Alt key in JVM

I want to switch Control and Command modifier keys in GNOME / Debian Jessie, because I use a Macintosh laptop. I have managed to get these changed via the TweakTool -> Typing panel, like this: Ctrl ...
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MAC OS X lion mac address spoofing problem

I have to change the MAC address of my Macbook due to ISP issues. I changed it using: sudo ifconfig en1 ether my_new_mac_address And it is changed successfully when I check it through: ifconfig ...
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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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Does Linux support Mac OS partitions format?

I want to install Linux alongside Mac-OS. There is something I'm in doubt about. Does Linux support Mac-OS partitions format?
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How do I increase my iterm (tmux) window scrollback (not the line scrollback)

When I want to scroll back, i.e. with my mouse (or with PageUp) I can only go up about 43 pages (about 2000 lines). Can I increase that? I have my terminal preference -> "Scrollback Lines" set to ...
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perfect distro for an old mac desktop (ppc g3) (320mb ram)

I have on old mac desktop: Power PC G3 (300MHz) 320 MB Ram I want to use it for browsing the internet and playing videos. What distro should I use?
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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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Run two commands based upon output of first

I'm new to unix commands but have a need. I have a mixed Win/Mac environment where I use Win AD for user accounts and the Mac as the file storage. There is a command on Mac that automatically ...
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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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Vim script check running platform

" Get running OS let os = "" if has("win32") let os="win" else if has("unix") let s:uname = system("uname") if s:uname == "Darwin" let os="mac" else let os="unix" endif ...
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How to install Vinux on a mac?

I have no experience with Linux, nor with installing any OS in any other way then just putting a CD-ROM in a computer and following instructions. To get some more insight into how operating systems ...
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Would it be wise to put a Linux OS on a Mac?

Has anyone tried this either using bootcamp, a VM, or replacing the OS X? Google search yields old info.
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Does Arch-Linux work well on a macbook pro?

I'm considering installing it for a dualboot with osx, so is it buggy or anything?
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Debian 7 on Macbook

I have just installed Debian 7.1 on my Macbook Pro 9,2. I'm trying to get the keyboard backlight to work properly. I can press the F5/F6 keys to get an OSD to show up on the screen, but the ...
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Replacing Mac OSX with Linux Distro, or FreeBSD [closed]

I have a Macbook Pro 8,2 and really want to make the switch to something a little less stubborn and a little more flexible than the proprietary Mac OS X. I am a bit frustrated with MacPorts lately and ...
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Bash Commands not working on Mac

Hello I open my terminal window on Mac Os 10.6.8 as I am trying to update my ruby to 1.9.3 and the terminal gives me this response immediately as I open it: -bash: export: ...
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dd is crashing after a few hours of transfer

I am trying to clone a external hardrive ( 1.5T ) to a second one ( 3T ) with dd. I am working on Unix and want to create a disk image. Here is the command I am using : dd if=/dev/disk1 ...
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Install Linux on PPC Mac: NO CD DRIVE

I am trying to install Linux on my Xserve G4, a NewWorld PPC Macintosh computer. The issue is: I have no CD drive, so all those helpful comments like "Just boot from Linux using a LiveCD" don't work ...
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Can not boot ArchLinux with a Macbook pro 7.1

Today i endly decide to put a Linux in dual boot on my macbook 7.1 I parted the HDD with Gparted like this : refit / MacOSX / boot / root / home I installed Arch succefully, folowing the tuto about ...
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Why can't I change permission on a symlink on Mac?

Simple question and there is perhaps a simple answer. I have several directories in my home folder that I would like to make available as a directory on my webserver. So, what I did was to create a ...
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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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Installing Fedora 17 on Mac Book Pro from mid-February

I have problems installing Fedora on my friend's Mac Book Pro. After a boot, I get a blank screen. Forcing nomodeset helps: nomodeset xdriver=efifb However, I still cannot get into either X or text ...
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Arch Linux system borked after update [closed]

I have been running arch on my macbook 5,2 since I purchased it back in 2009. This morning I did a full system update (after a few months going without updates) and found some things not working, ...
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Dual boot Fedora 16 with OS X refit

Having trouble with installing Fedora 16 on my Macbook Pro. While the installation itself completes without and issues, the bootloader doesn't install correctly. I have rEFIt, which I already have ...
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Keyboard triggering mouse events on Debian on Macbook

I installed Debian 6 on my Macbook in a dualboot configuration. Everything is working fine, except for the keyboard. As I'm typing, I see the mouse arrow moving a bit and strange things happen, such ...
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Extlinux boot error

Another question recommented I use extlinux. It displays the rather unhelpful message "Boot error". Why wouldn't it work? How can I debug the problem? Disk layout: on /dev/sda rEFIt is installed. ...
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Unix vs Mac OS X, Notable Difference

I was searching Unix vs OS X. I found a notable difference at From http://www.unix.com/unix-dummies-questions-answers/919-mac-osx-vs-unix.html OS X is a evolutionary kernel from the MACH and BSD ...
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Moving compiled assembly code to the boot sector of a USB device

I have written a simple operating system and I am trying to test it. I have VirtualBox installed and an eight GB flash drive, so I thought I would just use those. I am not sure how to make the USB ...
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Uninstalling GDB on a Mac

I'm having lots of problems with GDB; usually crashes and starts using 100% CPU until I kill the process using the activity monitor on the Mac (using Mavericks). How do I remove GDB from my machine ...
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Disable Bluetooth device on Ubuntu

I run Kubuntu Quantal on a Macbook 8-2 and want to disable the Bluetooth device. Yeah, disable, not just hide or stop a deamon, but shut off the damn hardware. I know it can be done on Lenovos using ...
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debian/XFCE Virtualbox Guest on a Mac: how to use home and end keys?

So I have a Mac, and rather than boot debian/XFCE directly and have to configure hardware drivers I'm using VirtualBox. This means that my multitouch trackpad works well, and I can jump in and out of ...
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Arch suspend when I close laptop lid?

I'm in fluxbox on Arch on a Macbook 5,1. New to linux. I'm trying to get Arch to suspend when I close my laptop. Lately I've just been using sudo pm-suspend. I installed slimlock, and inserted ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 bad install…now Mac won't boot

I've been having a problem all day. It all started when I tried to partition my HD to install Ubuntu with bootcamp on my mac. The install froze and when I restarted the Apple logo was replaced with ...
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Share files between RedHat and Mac

I have one RedHat 6 machine and three Mac OS machines. I want the RedHat one to be a file server, so that all files will be stored there. All Mac clients will access this server according to their ...