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Macintosh hardware made by Apple.

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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!...
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how to access mac files from ubuntu flash drive

So I'm running ubuntu from a thumb drive that's plugged into my Mac. I want to access some files from the Mac harddrive while I'm booted into ubuntu, but when I click on the MacOSX harddrive to locate ...
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Reduce high power consumption by keyboard and trackpad

I am running Fedora 27 on a 2014 11 inch MacBook Air, using GNOME 3.26. I only average about 5 hours on battery instead of the 9 hours this model would last running Mac OS. I know getting the 9 hours ...
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macOS terminal -> ssh centOS with X Forward -> qemu Debian - keyboard/mouse are not behaving correctly

My situation: I am using a Macbook with High Sierra and it's default terminal application + XQuartz I am connected to the remote server running CentOS 7 that acts as a hypervisor I am trying to ...
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Crontab in Mac is not working

I'm trying to automate a python job using crontab in mac. It's not running on the cron however it's working when run manually & have given full permission to the scripts. As a test, did a echo ...
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Kali Linux on Macbook 4 1

I've decided to install Kali Linux on my friend's Macbook. I've had an extra empty hard disk that I've removed from my old PC. First, I removed the old hard disk and inserted mine and thought I could ...
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Power on laptop when a/c power is switched on?

i have a 2006 Macbook running xubuntu and i want to use it as a backup server which i want to store in a cupboard. My plan is to use a remote controled power socket to switch it on. What things need ...
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MacOS: USB history (name and timestamp of connected devices)

My external HDD was stolen from me a few weeks ago but I just realised this recently. I really need to know when was the last time I connected this device to my computer. I know it's name, is there ...
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Hibernate/Suspend in Arch/Antergos doesn't seem to work on MacBook Pro 11,4

Whenever I close my laptop lid, or hit the power button, the machine appears to go to sleep. But when I return later, the machine is still running and taking power. Which has caused my machine to die ...
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Prevent OSX Sierra from restarting when left alone

If I leave my Mac on for the night because I forget to turn it off or I am trying to complete a security scan, it will always try and restart itself. Sometimes this is prevented by programs where I ...
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How can I boot RedHat from an external hard disk on a macbook air?

I have a external hard disk 1 TB of storage and I already have Windows on it -- 350 mb fat32 and 100 gb ntfs with 800 gb about unused space. Now, is it possible to install RedHat on it? I don't want ...
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Debian: Macbook Keyboard/Trackpad Inactive Until External Keyboard Plugged In

I've installed Debian on a partition on my Macbook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) (MacBookPro9,1). I'm having some strange issues with my keyboard/trackpad. When I boot normally from GRUB, I get a black ...
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Belkin thunderbold docking station with external monitor not working on macbook pro with Fedora 24?

I have a Macbook pro (late 2015) with a Belkin thunderbolt docking station. On that docking station, I have a screen connected to it via (mini) DisplayPort, along with other items (keyboard, mouse, ...
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Problem with Installing Fedora 24 with Anaconda

I am trying to install Fedora 24 (Workstation) with Anaconda using the .iso file I downloaded from the Fedora website on my MacBook Air. The disk I want to install Fedora onto is an external SSD ...
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reading the title of the screen window you are in

I'm drawing a blank. I know I can do screen :Number1 for example to move a windows position, however I cannot read the title of said window. the only way I have found to do this is to use control ...
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How to increase cooling aggressiveness on debian on a Macbook?

I have Debian installed on my Macbook Air (why? because fun.), and it actually runs quite well. However, after noticing a process called "kidle_inject" taking up 100% CPU on all cores, I wanted to ...
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Right click with xf86-input-mtrack on macbook pro 13" retina

OK So I've just installed xf86-input-mtrack on my 13" Macbook pro retina running ubuntu gnome. I copied someone's suggested settings, so my 50-synaptics.conf input section looks like this: Section "...
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Meta Keys on Linux Running on a Macbook

Regular keyboard designs have a several meta keys. Most of them appear twice, to the left of the space key, and to it's right. Shift, Ctrl, and the Windows/Apple key are of this kind. The alt key ...
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Screen brightness on Debian after sleep/hibernate on Macbook with Intel graphics card

I'm having trouble with the screen brightness on my Macbook. After (re)booting, it works fine, but after closing and re-opening the lid, the screen is either really bright (on the top 3 brightness ...
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Enable Scrolling and right click in trackpad in Kali along with keyboard backlight

I am new to this forum and Kali as well. I have a Macbook 13 inch 2015 model, and recently I installed Kali in it. I was able to configure broadcom drivers but even after googling a lot, I don't see ...
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Mac Bootable USB not showing in boot menu

So the other day I created a MultiBoot USB using SARDU (It was the only one that worked with my 4TB hard drive). I had done this on my Windows 7 and thought, "Hmmmmmm, you know what would this really ...
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installing lubuntu on powermac g5 wont boot stuck after starting linux

so I'm currently trying to install lubuntu for mac g5 and am getting the below error i2c i2c-3: i2c-powermac: modalias failure on /u3@0,f8000000/i2c@f8001000/cerea1@1c0 what does this error mean ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 Stuck In Software Rendering Mode on MacBook Pro

I've been happily running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro for awhile now. Recently I was forced to wipe my computer so I thought I'd give Linux Mint a try. While everything is installed and running ...
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Help getting mtrack to work on Macbook Pro Retina running Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro Retina from the great tutorial over at MakeUseOf, and have been enjoying the new OS with the exception of the trackpad performance. To be able to ...
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Thunderbird mail notification filter

I have a secure mail account, which is only configured on one machine and it needs to stay that way. I've been looking for a solution to receive a notification of a new message without the need to log ...
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OS X El Capitan , systemstats:com.apple.telemetry.shutdown

Last night I reinstall OS X El Capitan on may macbook air 11 inch and after I did updates , I shutdown the macbook and went to sleep.İn the morning , I opened it and I saw it was just on sleep. I'm ...
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Schedule (Cron) executing tasks based on bash scripts using CronniX

I'm still quite new you Mac and OS X but do have some background about other UNIX based systems, so please excuse for any misunderstandings. My goal is to implement a function that executes certain ...
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For linux (nixos) xserver using a macbookpro, what can I do to prevent movement of mouse while clicking

I have NixOs installed in my macbook pro. My problem is that the mouse is too sensitive. When I click, the mouse moves slightly, causing the click to happen at a different place. I observe that it ...
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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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Problems with Grub and rEFIt in Fedora

I used to run my Macbook in triple boot - Ubuntu, Fedora and Osx. When I turn the computer on, it goes to rEFIt menu and I could then choose between the OS's. Suddenly, it started to boot directly on ...
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How to design a keymap for the macintosh

We have a keyboard layout that has been used on Windows since 2004 and since 2007 on Linux systems. The only help that's there for making keyboards for the Mac that we found was here: https://...
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Running Elementary OS on MacBookPro10,1, get random resolution changes

I recently installed Elementary OS (Ubuntu-based) and every now and then my resolution drops down to a super small size that messes with my mouse-tracking and pretty much makes any application ...
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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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Can't boot into slackware installer

Can't boot into Slackware installer, I get stuck in this: The last line I see is: mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice I tried a external Keyboard with Mouse (Cordless but at least ...
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MacBook Pro Mini DisplayPort flickering over Debian

I have some problems involving a Macbook Pro Mid 2009 13" (MacBookPro5,5) running a Debian 7,7 Whezzy and a LCD screen Benq E2200HD. I am using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter in order to use the ...
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Ubuntu on macbook won't boot from USB

I cannot boot Ubuntu from my macbook. I have tried the official Ubuntu walkthrough for creating a USB boot stick (located here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx ) ...
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chromium-browser processes' cmdline not available in full form

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, with 3.13.0-38-generic kernel on a MacBookPro11,2. (late 2013) I'm trying to get the process ids of all chromium-browser processes, a bit selectively such as only renderers ...
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GIT on 'mountain lion' will not execute commands

Macbookpro Mountion Lion 10.8.5 I cannot get GIT to execute commands. I have been researching and trouble shooting for 2 days. Some suggestions I have tried are listed at the end. Below will just be ...
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How do I run Linux on a MacBookPro(11,2) with more than one CPU?

I have a late 2013 15-inch MacBookPro (MacBookPro11,2). I need to have Linux running on it. The closest I have come is loading Xubuntu, which only boots with the maxcpus=1 kernel option. Question ...
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Boot Mint from USB flash on macmini3,1 (with rEFInd installed)

This seems like the Holy Grail: I have installed rEFInd 0.8.3 on my macmini3.1 (late 2009) and have verified that it works correctly: it intercepts the boot process and displays an icon for OSX, and ...
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Debian on Mac via reFINd: New Partitions doesn't Boot

I am trying to get on Debian via the refind Bootmanager. I was able to create partitions on HDD (Swap + /) and install Debian, but I couldn't install a bootloader on the installation, nor Grub neither ...
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Low color depth while using X11 on a monitor

I am running Mint on a Late 2012 Mac Mini. While running X (KDE, LMDE or openbox) I notice a low color depth on My Dell S2209W monitor. I believe that the depth is not actually low as I can change ...
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How do I fix my FastCGI Pinax / Django deployment?

I'm running OSX Lion (posted here because this is a Unix-specific question), and am trying to deploy a Pinax project via FCGI. I have the FastCGI daemon running: $ ps wwaux | grep fcgi jonathan ...
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xmodmap configuration to emulate Mac special key layout?

On my Mac, I frequently type curly quotes manually. For example, a left curly double quote is Option-[. I would like to do the same on my Linux box. I run vanilla X11 (FVWM) with no GNOME, KDE, etc. ...
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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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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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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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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.