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Macbook Pro late 2013 WiFi flaky

My WiFi is very flaky. I installed broadcom-wl-dkms broadcom-wl-dkms 6.30.223.271-20 [dewi@DEWILAPTOP modprobe.d]$ uname -a Linux DEWILAPTOP 5.4.13-arch1-1-macbook #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 13 11:22:...
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How can you make the one-line version of Perl grep into an alias?

I found that we can use perl -wnle "/RE/ and print" such as perl -wnle "/^.{0,80}$/ and print" or grep -ri someText * | perl -wnle "/^.{0,80}$/ and print" to exclude lines longer than 80 ...
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Extlinux boot error

Another question recommended that 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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Unable to connect to any wifi with NetworkManager due to error: Secrets were required, but not provided

Using NetworkManager on Arch Linux on a MacBookPro14,3, I am unable to connect to any wireless network. I've tried connecting to a number of different WiFi networks (home, mobile hotspot, work) all ...
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How do I desaturate my screen?

I have a MacBook Air with Linux Mint installed. How do I desaturate my display? Not just one application, the entire display. Is it possible? Edit: Output from xrandr --verbose Screen 0: minimum 320 ...
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How do I set my AUX jack as a microphone?

I have a MacBook Air, which I installed Linux Mint on. When I plug a microphone into the AUX jack, it doesn't show up as an input in Sound preferences. Is there a way to set the AUX jack to be a ...
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PKCS#7 signature not signed with a trusted key

Installed Ubuntu with SIP disabled on MacBook 2017 - 0 issues, booted in seconds. I have been building it out and created a problem while trying to make the WiFi work. At some point (it was very late)...
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Extracting text lines from multiple files and printing to one file

I'm working on a project for which I need to collate specific lines of data from multiple files into one new text file. For example, say I had 3 files that each contain a matrix of values: Text File ...
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Debian on MacBook Air - Unstable WIFI connection

Problem: I installed Debian 10 stable (buster) and noticed that the WIFI connection is unstable -- the download speed changes in between 105Mb/s and 0b/s constantly -> apt-get upgrade has a low ...
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PCI Pass-through in MacOS

I'm trying to attach my PCI devices to my Debian installation, I'm on a Mac OS host I know there is official support for PCI Passthrough in VirtualBox on Linux hosts, but I don't know if there is ...
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Why does finder and terminal report different file sizes for files and folders?

Looking at a folder within Finder on macOS High Sierra, it is telling me that the size of the folder is 8.14GB, whereas running the command du -hsx Pictures/ it is saying that the size of the folder ...
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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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CPU fan support for Apple iMac

Using Ubuntu 18 (Linux 4.15.0-72-generic) on a mid 2010 iMac 27", I found that the CPU fan always runs on the slow 940rpm regardless of the CPU temperature. Hardware support is great for that machine,...
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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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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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How do I create a bootable Ubuntu partition on a MacBook Air?

How do I create a bootable Ubuntu partition on a MacBook Air? I want to be able to boot to Mac OS and Ubuntu.
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Is there any way to install linux on a T2 chipset equiped laptop? [duplicate]

I would like to install Linux on a MacBook but Linux won't be able to detect the Chipset T2 and interact with it. And the SSD is behind so that'd required. I am talking about installing it in the bare ...
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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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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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How can I know how specific user got logged on in osx

In Windows, we have logon types, how can I know in MacOS how thw user got logged on? (if it's a local user or remote one if he got logged on using ssh or the login screen etc.)
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Renaming using terminal and regexp to remove leading numbers from filenames

I want the following files to be renamed removing the sequence numbers. 01 X.mp3 to X.mp3 02 Add Me In.mp3 to Add Me In.mp3 I am trying with the below rename command. rename -v -n 's/^\d+\s*([a-z]+...
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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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Map right alt to left arrow on MacBook Pro with Kali Linux

I’ve just created a Kali Linux partition on my MacBook Pro. On Mac OS I used Karabiner Elements to remap the right alt key to left arrow because my real left arrow key is broken. Now I want to do the ...
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Recovering deleted files (Mac OSx)

I have gone through couple of previously answered questions but couldn't find any thing which will work for me. I used this command accidently on a wrong folder, which deleted some important files ...
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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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Install Debian netinst on macbook pro 2018

I'm trying to install Debian 9.5.0 netinst on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports), but can't even boot the installer. I took the following steps: I made a live USB with Etcher of ...
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kali linux boots (cd and usb) into black screen with lines

I am trying to dual boot Kali Linux on my Mac desktop. When I try to run it live it runs through the start-up but boots into a bunch of colored lines down the screen then goes black. I can hear the cd ...
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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; root:xnu-2782.30.5~1/...
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Installing Linux on MacBook Air [closed]

I've wanted to switch over from OS X to Linux as my main OS for some time now, but I have a few questions that I would prefer to be answered before I try. Please excuse my general lack of knowledge ...
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Problem Adding PATH to ~/.zshrc

I am having an issue adding a path variable on my zsh. This is the warning that was produced: Warning: Homebrew's sbin was not found in your PATH but you have installed formulae that put executables ...
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I get zsh: parse error near `\n' whenever I try to SSH into my raspberry PI

New user to mac/raspberry pi. I try to SSH into my pi by ssh pi@ and I always get the error: zsh: parse error near `\n' What could cause this or what could I start searching for to get an answer?
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Trying to save a 2012 macbook pro failing disk with ddrescue

I have a Macintosh HD disk that failed suddenly (system would not boot anymore - diskutil complained about a problem with the B-tree. Tried various diskutil commands in the past without success) which ...
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Shell script to update Terminal.app and Xterm titles, for MacOSX and Linux

How can one display path names and executed process in both Mac OSX and Linux using both Terminal.app and Xterm? I use the Linux side when using ssh into a Debian VM. I can easily see how windows ...
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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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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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WiFi not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Macbook Pro

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook Pro. Everything seems to work fine except the WiFi. The wireless connection is very slow and intermittent. Wired connection works like a charm however. ...
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terminal command | grep IP

ifconfig -a | grep 10.16 inet 10.16.x.xx netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.16.x.xxx inet 10.16.x.xx netmask 0xffffff80 broadcast 10.16.x.xxx I have replaced the numbers with x My aim is to ...
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Fedora 30 installed in BIOS/Legacy mode does not boot in MacBook Air

Hello I installed Fedora 30 using my MacBook Air in BIOS mode by booting the LiveCD in "Windows" while holding down the "alt option" key. I installed Fedora 30 to a portable external hard drive. So ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 is able to be detected in MacBook’s UEFI system and in PC’s Legacy BIOS, how so?

How is my MacBook Air which uses UEFI boot system is able to detect and boot Ubuntu 19.04 and how is my desktop PC with legacy BIOS boot system is also able to detect and boot the same exact ...
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queue-like behaviour for multiple one-core jobs on single machine? [duplicate]

I've got an old Mac with 24 cores, and I'd like to run several hundred/thousands one-core jobs automatically. I've made a bash script that runs the processes in the background, but if I set too many ...
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Failed to import appliance NS_ERROR 80070057

I am trying to import Kali-Linux into my Virtual Box which is the latest version of Virtual Box and the most recent version of Kali Linux but get the following error: Failed to import appliance.......
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Ubuntu 19.04 USB installer only shows 2 “EFI” booth options at boot selection on MacBook Air

On my MacBook Air when I restart the computer and press the "option" key I can select what to boot. When I flash an image of Ubuntu 18.04 or 19.04 into a flash drive using either: "Unetbootin", "ROSA ...
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Linux - Modify an efi var with efivar

I have a single boot Kali Linux installation on MacBook Air 2018 hardware. After solving some issues to make all working I'm in trouble with this: I'm trying to disable the startup sound before ...
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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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Photorec 7.0 “Syntax error ,inter”?

Apologies if this is the wrong place to put this. Recently I've been using photorec 7.0 to try and find some old files on my macbook air(OSSX 10.10.7). After a while, when i went back to check on the ...
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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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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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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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Map Fn Key as Ctrl on a Late 2007 MacBook 3,1

I have a Late 2007 MacBook 3,1 and on those computers the Fn key is at the leftmost position. It is extremely annoying when using shortcuts. I can't even get used to it because I work with other ...

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