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Macintosh hardware made by Apple.

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How to increase sound volume on eMac P69 running FreeBSD 10.3?

I've got FreeBSD 10.3 (PowerPC) installed on eMac P69. I'm using MPlayer to test loudness. I already use -af volume=10:1-like options but they tend to distort sound pretty quickly + it is not really ...
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Re-map scancode -> keycode of MacBook Pro built-in keyboard

Object I read this Arch wiki article to try to remap scancode & keycode on my Chakra 201710 + MacBook Pro 2015 (no touchbar and USB-C): Remap the built-in keyboard of like this: | ORIGINAL || ...
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Schedule on boot persistent reverse SSH tunnel on Mac OSX

In attempts to run a self sustaining reverse ssh tunnel I have tried installing the 'autossh' package with brew. Autossh works alone when ran through the user's prompt, but not with launchctl/launchd. ...
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Read Apple nvram

On Mac OS X there is a tool called nvram to get and set EFI properties. As I am now deploying GNU/Linux on Apple hardware, I'd like to have a similar tool that is able to talk to Apple's EFI ...
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Processor frequency stuck at minimum despite using performance governor. Kernel and hardware disagree on the frequency?

I am using a MacBook Retina with four processor cores on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04): $ grep -E '^model name|^cpu MHz' /proc/cpuinfo model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4258U CPU @ 2.40GHz cpu MHz : 799....
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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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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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MacBook Pro Retina: huge power consumption

I'm currently running Debian/Jessie on a MacBook Pro Retina 10,1 15" (early-2103). Everything is going well (ethernet, WiFi, retina, etc.) but I worry about its power consumption. laptop-mode manages ...
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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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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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PSU on older iMac (iMac7,1) running hot with current Linux. How can I fix this?

I have a problem with the power supply temperature on two older iMacs (iMac7,1 according to EveryMac.com) running extremely hot on Debian 10. This means that the PSU temp reaches 80°C+ after an hour ...
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Executing grub-install failed on Linux Mint 19.2, can't install rEFInd

I am attempting to install Linux Mint 19.2 onto a MacBook Pro from 2011. There is currently no operating system on the MacBook only the boot from the live USB, as when I first attempted to install ...
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Cannot turn on external display with xrandr

I'm running Linux on my Macbook Pro with i3 and I have been able to get everything working execpt my external monitor from the HDMI port. xrandr sees the monitor but the monitor still says "no signal" ...
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Configure external monitor with MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) and I run Ubuntu 16.04 on it. Under Ubuntu I cannot detect the external monitor with the thunderbolt cable. Settings -> Displays doesn't show any other ...
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MacBook Pro 9.1 (mid 2012) enable GPU switching in Debian 9.3

I work in deep learning projects and I need to run my MBP on Linux for running demos. I have installed Debian Linux 9.3 and everything is fine, except for the GPU which is always on. I cannot find a ...
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Is there a linux distribution that fully mimics mac keyboard layout?

I know that there are Linux distributions (e.g: ubuntu) that can be partially adapted to physical mac keyboard and its layout but it is clunky and only covers some scenarios. I was hoping there is one ...
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FreeBSD: Does Install media include I2C modules?

When I booted a memstick image of FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE on my Apple Macbook, the keyboard was not recognised post-boot. I think this is because the keyboard is I2C-based, as plugging a USB keyboard in ...
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Linux overheats on Macbook Pro 12,1 (Early 2015), but not on Asus laptop

I recently bought a Macbook Pro 13" Early 2015. I was successful in installing Linux Mint 18.1 Sarah and everything worked fine but the Macbook Pro started overheating. Idle CPU temperature was around ...
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Macbook pro retina 2013 with full disk encryption boot issue

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on Macbook Pro Retina late 2013. It was working well until I break the boot by reinstalling grub. Now I am not able to repair it. I have three partitions: /dev/sda1 - /...
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Black screen after hibernation

I have the problem described here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Power_management/Suspend_and_hibernate#Hibernation On the latest version of Arch Linux (4.7.5-1), on a mid-2012 MacBook Air (...
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X11 forwarding to Mac does not work

I'm running a Ubuntu server in VMWare. And I would like to forward the X11 from the Ubuntu guest to the Mac host. I've installed XQuartz 2.7.9 (xorg-server 1.17.4) on the Mac host. And SSH ...
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Building AMD64+mac Linux Images

I am looking for information on how to incorporate bootloader support for a 2006 MacBookPro2,1 into different Linux Distros. This version of the MBP was unique in that it featured a 64-bit processor ...
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How to right click on one button computer?

I've installed Linux with Lxde desktop (Lubuntu) on an old G3 iBook. How can I get the right-click functions on a computer that has only got a one button controller?
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On MAC OS X 10.11.4 - Loss of extended file attribute when copying a file

I have a file with a comment as extended attribute. This is how I can see the attribute from the Terminal: mdls -name kMDItemFinderComment path_to_file I get the answer kMDItemFinderComment = "...
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New Apple keyboard layout on Arch Linux

Apple authorized support changed the top case and keyboard on my Macbook Air that was manufactured in 2011 and the new keyboard layout is not recognized. I've installed Arch on this notebook but I ...
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Monitor mode on macbook 2015 hardware in (kali) linux

After installing Kali Linux on a USB Stick with persistence enabled and live booting it (via refind) on my macbook pro (late 2015) the wifi did not work. I found out how to install the right drivers ...
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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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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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Problem booting using Live USB on MAC

I have tried creating a bootable Linux USB that i want to use on MacBook Pro 2013. I used 'MAC Linux USB Loader' to do that. Linux distros I tried it with: Slack puppy and DSL (Damn small linux) ...
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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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Wireless issues with Linux Mint on Macbook Pro

I installed Linux Mint 13 (Maya) on my Macbook Pro using rEFIt, and ran through the instructions here to get wireless working. Now I can see a bunch of different networks, but I almost always fail to ...
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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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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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Where is the Mac OSX Mail blacklist / whitelist location(s)

For the record, I have asked a related question on the Ask Different exchange, but I don't think it's really the type of question they are used to over there. I am used to BASH line commands, and I'...
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MAC OS admin rights vs software removal

not sure whether it is the right place to ask but let's give it a try. I'm looking for a way to prevent users with admin rights on MAC OS to be able to uninstall a certain application as it is easy as ...
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Arch Linux frozen on Macbook Pro (12,1) while playing video?

I had a Macbook Pro early 2015 (12,1). Successfully installed Arch Linux on it, but one problem that I faced is frozen. As normal use, surfing the internet, use command line have no problem. However ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on a Mac mini 2018

When I boot Ubuntu from a USB key, I do access the Live Ubuntu but Ubuntu can't see the internal Mac mini 2018 disk even though it detects my extra external hard drive. So, it is impossible so far for ...
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WiFi Card Not showing Manjaro

I just installed Manjaro on my MacBook Air 2017. When i run ip link, i only see the lo device. I should have other devices such as eth0, etc. Is it a driver issue? I have tried the manjaro settings ...
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Display blacking out on boot (Macbook Linux)

(Please note that I am breaking this out as a separate question from this one I asked earlier: How exactly do the Linux display device files work?) I have a Linux From Scratch system that I've built (...
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Slax Linux: Save changes (persistent USB) after selecting copy to RAM at boot

Explanation: Right now I'm using a MacBookPro9,2 with Slax. I'm on an exchange trip and I'm having problems with my main HD (either bad SATA cable or damaged SSD). Repairing the hardware on my ...
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OpenSSL: how to encrypt/decrypt?

In Debian, I'll encrypt a file or text: $ echo test | openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -in - -pass pass:password -out /tmp/test.enc Then move the file to macOS (Mojave) and attempt to decrypt: $ openssl ...
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Why doesn't the ! (exclamation mark) work on MacOS?

I'm trying to use the ! (exclamation mark) to search my bash history on Mac and it doesn't work. Why doesn't MacOS have this feature and how can I install it? It does work if I use zsh, FWIW. And !! ...
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Linux Dual Boot Macbook Pro 15

I am looking to dual boot my MBP 15". I have read mixed opinions on this one webpage specifically says it won't work due to the Force touch trackpad. But on some reddit forums i have seen people say ...
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Debian install has written the grub loader into my primary disk master boot

I have attempted to install Debian to my external USB HDD (for which I had previously created a 150GB ext4 partition on it). I have done these operations from my Macbook pro (on which I had installed ...
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CentOS 7 in vmware, console text too small for retina display

I've just installed centos 7.5 in vmware, also installed vmtoolsd and shared folder works. But the console text is simply too small: Any ideas? In Xorg I can set DPI but what about console?
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Unable to run mvn clean install on macOS Sierra 10.12.6

I am using maven-3.1.1 along with eclipse neon for RCP and jdk-7. I am running into the following issue - Error with Maven command: mvn clean install Problem running the Maven command because the ...
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nouveau FAULT on Macbook Pro w/ Debian on boot

I have a 2010 13inch MacBook Pro currently running Debian 9 with no real noticeable or detrimental issues. That said, after getting past the Mac startup tone, I see the following errors: [ 12.283961]...
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Random <C-L> inserted into Majaro

I am running Manjaro in Virtualbox under Mac OSX host. when I type should it randomly inserts <C-L> at the character l. This happens more frequently if I type quickly, but never occurs if I key ...
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CentOS 7 on Macbook Pro halts after some time of inactivity

I had a space Macbook Pro which I installed minimal centos 7 on it to use it as a server machine. To make sure the machine never turns off, I modified the logind.conf to the following: #NAutoVTs=6 #...
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Apple Mac / Pop!OS keyboard issues

Apple Mac Pro (early 2009) Full size slim aluminium keyboard with extended layout. UK edition .4.1 -> 5.1 firmware upgraded macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra Parallels 13 for Apple Mac Parallels Tools Pop!...