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Black Screen After Boot – On a Macbook White 2010 / GeForce 320M After Updated to Nvidia 340 Drivers — Running Hera

Tried to give some new life to my old Macbook White Mid 2010 with Elementary: 1st First install rEFInd is installed Elementary Live version runs fine Once installed and system updated (apart from ...
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No keyboard backlight after Elementary OS install

Just installed Elementary OS on my late 2011 Macbook Pro but the keyboard backlight is no longer on and I cannot find a way to turn it on. I have gone to keyboard settings and there is no option for ...
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Install Elementary in mb pro 2011

Good night people, I have a macbook pro 2011, I5 and 4 GB of memory, in the future I intend to put an SSD and 8 GB of memory. Currently, he is with High Sierra, and I feel that he has some problems. I ...
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ACPI Error when booting from USB on MacBook

My MacBook is a 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.15.5. I created a bootable USB stick using balenaEtcher. Version is 5.1-stable.20200603 and I did confirm the shasum hash. When booting I first ...
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Why does the Elementary installer insist on installing Grub on a drive that I haven't installed Elementary on?

This is a major annoyance. I've just installed Elementary on an external SSD (used Gparted to configure the partitions on the drive etc.) and when the installation is finished I find the install ...
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elementary on Macbook Air - touchpad delay

I installed elementary 5.0 on my Macbook Air (2009). The live ISO ("Try elementary") works perfect (except intern Wifi, I used a Wifi USB Dongle and will try with concerning posts). The touchpad ...
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Installer doesn't detect internal NVMe drive ~2015 MacBook Air

Q: Can I make the Elementary OS installer see the NVMe internal drive? Background: An install attempt with Fedora 32 was successful, so I went back and tried with Elementary again, but no luck. ...
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Hera (5.1) - MacBook; Installation failed at grub install

I have a late 2006 MacBook (MacBook2,1). I downloaded Elementary OS (5.1, Hera) and plunked it on a USB stick. I tried in in "live mode" and all was good. I committed to installing eOS and it was ...
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OS wakes up in sleep mode on Macbook - how do I fix this? (Early 2015 Macbook Air)

System: "Early 2015" Macbook Air laptop. OS: ElementaryOS 5.1.4 Hera. Issue: Computer awakens from sleep mode on its own. Whether the lid is closed, or I manually have it go to sleep, after a few ...
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How to get trackpad gestures (three finger drag, four finger expose, etc.) functionality in elementaryOS installed on macbook pro 2009

I am trying to revive an older MBP (mid 2009) with elementaryOS. One of the things that I noticed is that the trackpad by default is pretty limited after the installation. I figured that I need to ...
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Simulating OS X keyboard behaviour (German Keyboard Layout)

I am thinking about switching from OS X to Elementary OS but I would like to keep using the exact same keyboard layout as before as I still need it for my work laptop and I would like to avoid ...
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Trackpad and keyboard suddenly not working on MacBook 3,1

I've been using and enjoying eOS on a 2007 MacBook for about a month now, but as the fans often run at full speed for simply having a single HTML5 YouTube tab open in Firefox, I found myself scouring ...
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System always hangs shortly after login on 2009 macbook pro

I recently installed Elementary on my 2009 MacBook Pro. Every time I start up and log in the system becomes unresponsive within minutes (maybe even within seconds.) The mouse continues to work and I ...
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How can the iSight webcam be made to consistently work with elementary?

I'm running elementary OS Hera 5.1. All drivers up to date. I noticed that even after installing the firmware extractor the iSight camera is only intermittently initialized. Thinking it may be a ...
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Elementary OS 5.1 Hera Install on 2010 MacBookPro

So I'm wanting to move from MacOS for my internet connected computer as Elementary OS seems like an amazing option and Apple is like Big Brother now right out of 1984. I created a flash install disk ...
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Very slow on MBP 2015 15"

Just installed fresh version on MacBookPro15, have to admit it gets very slow and unresponsive sometimes, mostly on chrome windows or just running sublime, am doing something wrong? I'm running a i7 4 ...
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add multiple partitions/operating systems

Has anyone successfully run multiple OS with Elementary and another ? Ideally I'd like to Put Elementary and Mac OS on a 4tb drive. The auto installer voimits and replicating the suggested steps to ...
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MacBook Pro Suspend state loops on and off

I recently installed Elementary OS as my only OS on a late 2015 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Retina. All is well and I'm learning the basics of Linux as well as some intermediate stuff. I have an issue though, ...
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CPU and fan speed at 100% [Solved in the comments]

Hi everyone here's my problem ;( It happens basically every time, as soon as I turn on my PC the CPU goes directly to 100% and the fan speed reaches the max (6200 rpm), I tried to reduce the fan ...
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How to get integrated camera on macbook pro working

I'm loving elementary on my macbook pro (manufactured 2017 I believe). Anyone know how to get the integrated camera working so I can use cheese and other video conferencing functions?
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Mid 2010 MacBook Dualbooting OSX & Elementary OS Sound Issue

Please check out this short video I just posted regarding the issue I’m experiencing. https://youtu.be/2mpzK64W1TM As you can see the audio is terribly distorted and only plays out of the left side. ...
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MacBook Air WiFi antenna not detected on Elementary OS 5.1

When trying Elementary OS 5.1 on a 2013 MacBook Air 13 (6,2) from a USB stick, everything seems to work, except for WiFi. The WiFi hardware does not show up at all. There is a very similar question ...
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Keyboard and trackpad are not responding when booting from flash drive on my 2017 macbook

I am trying to install 5.1 on my mid 2017 macbook from a flash drive. I get to the welcome screen, but I can't do anything there, as the trackpad and keyboard are not responding. As the macbook has ...
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Apeman A77 on Macbook pro

I want to use my apeman a77 as pc camera on my macbook but, even if it work as usb storage (so it is connected with pc), I can't use it as a pc camera.Already tried to connect with no sd but still the ...
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elementaryOS on Macbook Air 1.1 (a1237)

Decided to install Linux, because last supported os is Lion 10.7.5, and now in 2020 I’m out of working browsers. So the question is - Is it possible to install elementary on my old Macbook Air? I ...
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Slow WiFi with router but not on phone hotspot and Screen Calibration Macbook Pro 12' mid 2012

I'm running eOS on my macbook pro mid 2012 and it's running pretty well. I'm experiencing some problems with the WiFi: I'm using the right drivers (Broadcom proprietary for BCM4331 from bcmwl-kernel-...
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Dual-Boot with Mac OS Catalina - Outdated Info on Installation and Disk Partition

Things are really messy now with Catalina... the many disks and divisions Apple made in the disk are quite confusing. Anyhow, I want to dual-boot elementary OS but I haven't been able to partition the ...
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Help me on elementary OS about nvidia driver

Excuse me. I am a newer on linux. Because my Mac air is older. And i found elementary OS is a good solution on old mac air. So i installed it. It’s beautiful. But I have a problem to use it. It has ...
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Resolution is suddenly really, really high and I can't seem to change it

I came back into Elementary OS on my Macbook Pro and suddenly the resolution was really, really high. I tried to go in and change it but it only offers a single option. Everything is super small and ...
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Notifications wake my MacBook Pro after it's been closed and suspended

Is there any way to disable notifications on suspend so that my MacBook won't constantly wake up and drain the battery while it's sitting closed and idle?
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How do I get AppCenter to stop trying to download/install Thunderbird?

How do I get AppCenter to stop trying to download/install Thunderbird? I just installed elementary 5.1 using VMWare Fusion 11.5.1 on a Macbook Pro running Mojave 10.14.6 I went to AppCenter to ...
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No sound on 2017 Macbook on Juno

I installed Juno on a 2017 13-inch macbook pro. Everything else is working fine except for speakers and the headphone jack. There is no sound output from either the speakers or the headphone jack ...
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I'm having issues dual-booting eOS on a Macbook!

I've been trying to set up a dual boot on my Macbook Pro with a version of elementaryOS and the current version of macOS using rEFInd, but I've been having some issues and I'm not sure where the ...
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Touchpad & Keyboard not working on macbook8,1

I just booted Elementary on my macbook8,1. Touchpad & Keyboard don't work. Anybody knows the solution?
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General Advise on how to get ElementaryOS to run on 6 Core Macbook Pro

Can anybody provide some good sources on how to install ElementaryOS on a latest gen 6-Core Macbook Pro 15? macOS Mojave 2,2 GhZ i7 16gb 2400 MhZ DDR4 Radeon 555x 4GB Intel UHD 630 Any major ...
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Will elementary OS erase macOS recovery?

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 running macOS Mojave (10.14.6). I want to try elementary OS but I wanted to make sure if for some reason I wanted to switch back to macOS I would be able to do so through the ...
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Graphics on retina 13 which only booted in osx safe mode

Previous to Juno, my retina 13 got some liquid spilled. I cleaned it then the service said they didn't know how to fix it - it boots only in safe mode on osx. So I installed Juno , (I manage to enter ...
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elementary 5.0 boot problem on macbook 2,1 (late 2006)

The original iso-file from elementary webpage doesn't work for installation, so i have successfully installed with iso from https://mattgadient.com/2016/07/11/linux-dvd-images-and-how-to-for-32-bit-...
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Elementary OS 5.0 won‘t install on MacBook Pro 3.1 (Core2Duo)

New to modern Linux systems, I‘m looking for helpful advice installing elementary OS 5.0. Trying to „clean“ install elementary 5.0 on a MacBook Pro 3.1 (Core2Duo) fails with the fatal error „grub ...
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Why does wifi not work after elementary OS 5.0 Juno installs on my late 2008 MacBook Pro?

elementary OS 5.0 Juno works perfect on my 15" inch late 2008 MacBook Pro when I run the OS on USB stick. In particular, the wifi works flawlessly. So why does wifi not work after elementary OS 5.0 ...
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MacBook air 2015 doesn't wake from suspend

I just installed Eos on my MacBook air early 2015 and am very impressed so far. But when I close the lid or press the power button to suspend the laptop it doesn't wake up. It also takes a very long ...
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Trackpad and keyboard not working on MacBook Air Retina 2018

Trying to run a live version USB drive for testing - elementary OS 5.0 Juno The same USB runs the build just fine on my 2015 iMac but I get no trackpad and keyboard function on my MacBook Air Retina ...
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Cannot boot to bootcamp Windows10 without usb

I have a Macbook pro early 2015 with bootcamp Windows 10. I have installed elementary os to usb flash drive and it boots up via bootcamp windows disk option via GNU Grub. However, now, Windows does ...
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WiFi issues on 2017 MacBook Air [duplicate]

So I just installed elementary 5.0 on my MacBook Air (2017), from a Flash Drive, and while the network connection seemed to work perfectly during installation, and while it saved the network info ...
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Elementary Installer Stuck on Wifi Selection Screen

I am trying to install Elementary OS on my Macbook Pro 15" early 2013 and the installer freezes on wifi selection system. I can select a Wi-Fi, enter a password or continue without selecting a wifi. ...
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I just want elementary OS 5.0 Juno to work

Powered up this morning to be greeted with the GNU Grub screen version 2.02. I chose +Advanced options, then elementary, with Linux 4.15.0-43-generic (recovery mode). After a long list of command ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 WiFi card not supported?

When I was installing elementary OS i could connect to WiFi. This was when I was using a USB flash drive to hold the elementary image. I booted into the USB drive, connected to my WiFi, then clicked "...
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Can I put Elementary OS Juno on my macbook 4.1?

I'm totally new in Linux and decided to switch to Elementary OS with my old macbook 4.1 (core2duo 2.4ghz) which is on OSX Lion. I "upgraded" it with a 500Go SSD and 4GB of ram lately but with the ...
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First install on a MacBook Air: black screen

This is my first attempt at Elementary. I’ve managed to install it to the drive of my aging MacBook Air but the boot sequence ends in a black screen with 4 small icons in the upper right of the screen:...
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Single finger trackpad dragging inconsistent

Since upgrading to Juno I've been having issues performing "drag" actions on the track pad. Examples include trying to drag windows, or dragging to select text on a webpage. Steps Click and hold ...