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yes. it's a translucent piece of plastic whose brightness directly correlates to the brightness of your display. All you need is something that will dim and brighten your display in time to your music.


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You need to put 0 or 2 into in /sys/module/hid_apple/parameter/fn_mode. There seems to be some confustion regarding what the difference between the two values might be, Quoting the Ubuntu documentation: 0 = disabled : Disable the 'fn' key. Pressing 'fn'+'F8' will behave like you only press 'F8' 1 = fkeyslast : Function keys are used as last key. ...


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That is because those programs are part of cups, developed by Apple. That a program (suite) is open source doesn't mean that the developer, or the company (partly) paying for development cannot claim copyright on their effort.


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I figured out that it is pretty simple to change the behaviour of this modifier, As root change the value in the file /sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/fnmode from 1 to 0. For example: # echo 0 > /sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/fnmode Note that in some older versions of linux, this file was located in /sys/module/apple/parameters/fnmode. Also, this change ...


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This should involve some kind of emulation such as linprocfs that will allow you to run Linux binaries inside FreeBSD. I don´t think that such technology exists, where you will be able to run Linux binaries inside XNU. However, you could give it a try on the PureDarwin software distribution, that is a Darwin compilation and it will allow you to user ...


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CUPs was once an independent project, but was purchased by Apple in 2007 from the CUPs creator, Michael Sweet, as mentioned in the CUPS Wikipedia page.


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There is an excellent answer here. The short answer is the command usb-devices (available for most distros in a package called usbutils or something similar) will should give you the info you want on the current driver each usb device is using.


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The -p option in Mac OS X will split when a line matches \0. So you need to provide newlines around the \0. Sorry I don't have a solution for you. You are using the tool wrong. You might look into perl. Translate your NUL characters to CTRL-A, add the newlines and then use split with -p'^A' (CTRL-V CTRL-A). For example, you can do something like: cat ...


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GNU/Linux is written by many many people. Not just by Ubuntu. Ubuntu took a distribution (like a compilation album, do you remember them?) from Debian, and “improved it”. This compilation/distribution from Debian is a collection of software from many sources including: The GNU project for the compiler, some libraries, and a lot of userland tools. X11 ...


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In an older discussion a solution is given with a kernel boot parameter which might be preferable (system-wide application, modification of just a line in /etc/default/grub, etc). Only according to that solution, fnmode is set to 2 instead of 0. I just tried to set hid_apple/parameters/fnmode to 2, and it has the desired effect too. Maybe the logic is ...


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First, do not use fdisk with GPT. Second, since the disk is indeed failing and considering that you have ample free disk space the best thing you can do is clone the entire disk to an image and then work on that image without caring about the disk. You can do this with dd if=/dev/sdc of=image_of_disk.img, assuming that the failing disk is /dev/sdc and it is ...


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Yes, it is! Source: I just performed the instructions from the link referenced in another answer to a related question on my late 2013 MBP using the debian 7.7.0 amd64 DVD iso. Then I took the stick out, stuck it in my Windows gaming rig (no apple hardware what-so-ever), and it booted fine (and fast!).


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Are you sure that /dev/disk2 ... /dev/disk12 are partitions on your SSD? I would expect partitions to have device nodes named /dev/disk1sN, where N is the partition number. I suggest using the graphical Disk Utility so that you can see what is going on. Better yet, boot to the Recovery Partition (hold ⌘R when powering on) and instead of running the Mac OS ...


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Look at these sys log : Sep 18 06:48:19 Tardis.local coreservicesd[68]: SendFlattenedData, got error #268435460 (ipc/send) timed out from ::mach_msg(), sending notification kLSNotifyApplicationDeath to notificationID=1589 Sep 18 06:48:20 Tardis.local airportd[3194]: _doAutoJoin: Already associated to “Type 40 Tardis”. Bailing on auto-join. What I gather ...


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Usually, if you'll wait a moment when the MAC shows up, it'll replace it with the device's name. At least that's how it happens on my system. Many keyboards and small devices default to '0000' as their PIN, and the system automatically tries that in many cases. Are you sure the keyboard isn't connected? Try it. EDIT: I pulled this from another of my ...


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My keyboard is the same. Here is the patch I've made against the linux kernel 3.4 in order to make the "fn" key work. diff -aur linux-3.4.pristine/drivers/hid/hid-apple.c linux-3.4.new/drivers/hid/hid-apple.c --- linux-3.4.pristine/drivers/hid/hid-apple.c 2012-07-15 04:45:54.489209371 -0300 +++ linux-3.4.new/drivers/hid/hid-apple.c 2012-07-15 ...


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I finally got the fn key working! I had to compile my own kernel module to do so. I think I coulda solved it in an easier way, but here's what I did: I found this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/942184 The very first patch posted on that page had my solution: ...


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Get Spotify (the program, whether or not you actually use the streaming music is up to you). Yes, I know I sound like a corporate sock. It does sync the 6G, though, and it works almost flawlessly for that.



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