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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 18.04, boot from the usb, used refind, used without. No matter which options can't seem to get pased kernel panic

Trying to dual boot linux and have this issue no matter what.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing Debian Buster on a MacBook: How to make internal disk detected? [duplicate]

For installing a dual-boot Debian-Buster on a MacBook Pro (Z0WX) (I would never buy that for myself, but it's needed for work). Steps I succeeded: Disable SIP Disable secure boot Resize/create ...
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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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Repeated characters SSHing into archlinux machine from mac with iterm2

I'm SSHing into an arch-linux instance. The account in question uses the ZSH shell. When I type characters I get an inconsistent repetition of characters. It looks like this. As you can see, the ...
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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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imac with second Apple screen on Ubuntu 18.04

After 2 weeks testing and failing to find a solution I decided to ask help. I'll summarize my situation. imac 27" (from 2014) + Thunderbolt display 27" + Linux It was working perfectly when I was ...
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Find (and delete) all files with hard link count = 1

I'm having a tough time trying to reclaim some unused disk space on one of my macOS 10.13 partitions. Thanks to GrandPerspective, I think I found out that every time I delete some items in Photos for ...
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How does the DHCP server sort the MAC addresses according to the physical order of the clients? [closed]

There are hundreds of servers, one of which serves as a DHCP server. The hosts file of the DHCP server specifies the IP address and host name for each client server. But the MAC address of the client ...
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identitys TCP outgoing connection for blackjack

Using macOS X 10.14 Mojave I have found this TCP outgoing connections for blackjack and cannot find any useful info for what it is and what for identitys daemon is using for on background Is it safe ...
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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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How to free up space after kernel compile fail - where are the extraneous stuff

I need custom patch my linux kernel so it can access the MacBook Pro (2018/2019) SSD for Ubuntu installation. Luckily, someone made a patch that seems to work. I have a second computer with a 1TB ...
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backup - can I use git to backup /etc? [duplicate]

I am using mac, and /etc is just a symlink to /private/etc, which contains hundreds of (important) configuration files, and the total size of /private/etc directory is smaller than 1 MB. Is it a good ...
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Mac static routes with weight

We have a company VPN connection that I use on my Mac. They had it setup where only the company networks were advertised through the VPN. This meant that I was able to use my home network and the ...
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Missing space on partition

Few days back I started running into Disk Usage problems so I allocated more space on my partition (80 GB). However, I don't think it worked. If I run diskutil list I get this ("Unix" is the ...
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Strip the output of the ping command?

I would like to as if it is possible to strip the result of the 'ping' command form the last three lines which are always: --- domain.com ping statistics --- 3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received,...
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How to I simulate Apple propellor key for Google Docs in GNOME Web?

I have opened a Google Docs spreadsheet in GNOME Web. In Firefox I can copy-paste with Ctrl + C then Ctrl + V but this doesn't work in Web. If I try, I get this message: These actions are ...
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Weak WiFi signal on Macbook pro 2017 with dongle and airport on Kali Linux and Tails

I have installed Tails on my MacBook Pro 2017 using Live Usb and the wifi signal is very weak. I purchased a WiFi dongle thinking that it might solve the issue but unfortunately it is the same case ...
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How to boot into existing Ubuntu drive on a new computer?

I had an old IBM Thinkpad laptop with Ubuntu installed die on me, but the hard drive is still intact. I want to move the installation onto an old Macbook Air I have lying around but I'm having ...
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What does i386 mean on macOS Mojave?

I'm on a second-hand MacBook Pro from late 2013 (Mojave 10.14.3) and when I type arch on the Terminal, I get back i386. Shouldn't it be a x86_64? Did the seller misrepresent the item? Please see the ...
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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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Linux distribution for USB that works on 32/64 and on Mac [closed]

I'm looking for a Linux distribution that I can run from USB that works on almost every computer that I will encounter. I need this because I repair computers and want to run all kinds of tools. I ...

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