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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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after the installation my MacBook TouchPad does not respond

I just installed elementary os 5 juno on my MacBook 12 (from 2018). I flashed my USB stick and installed it as told in the instructions. Everything works fine except that I can't use my TouchPad. my ...
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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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No WiFi on MacBook Pro 2009 after full install [duplicate]

After running the full install I do not have WiFi anymore. I know that this can be fixed with drivers but I’m afraid I don’t know how to do that. Thanks for all help! Broadcom Inc 802.11.a/b/g/n ...
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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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How can I swap the “fn” and “control” keys on a 2011 Macbook Pro?

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro "8,1". The left order on the keyboard looks like so: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- | | | alt | ⌘| ...
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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 ...
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Juno boots to black screen with top menu visible

Hardware: White MacBook mid-2010, Intel Processor Duo Core, 8 GB RAM, SSD Loki was successfully installed on this MacBook prior. When I installed Juno via the directions using Etcher and reboot there ...
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Macbook 2010 not booting after update (black screen)

After performing a fresh install of Loki 0.4.1 on my White Macbook 2010, which worked perfectly, I proceeded to update the system from within the App Center itself. When I rebooted, after entering my ...
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No WiFi MacBook Pro after ElementaryOS install

Just installed Elementary OS on mid-2009 MacBook Pro. During install, the installer displays and connects to my WiFi network, but after install it does not. In addition, no networks show up. There is ...
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Replacing OSX with elementary OS. Computer boots normally into elementary OS, but boot menu (option key on boot) doesn't show anything

I want to replace OSX with elementary OS on a mac. I formatted the entire hard disk, inserted the elementary OS USB, selected "efi boot" on the boot loader (only option) and installed elementary OS. ...
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Epiphany or Gnome Brower not displaying search results on late 2016 Macbook Pro running in virtual machine through Parallel Desktop Lite

I have been reading that Linux in general does not run well on the late 2016 MacBook Pro. I have been running several distros with minimal problems through the Parallel Desktop Lite app, including ...
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Can't connect to internet with my old MacBook Air running Elementary OS

I've installed the Elementary OS onto my old MacBook Air. I can't get the laptop to recognize and connect to my wifi though. Any suggestions? Pix... 934 shows that I don't have a regular LAN ...
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Need to change boot order in an old MacBook Air running only Elementary OS

I want to be able to boot from a USB thumb drive to re-install the Elementary OS. I've installed Elementary OS​ on my old MacBook Air, and it's only a single boot, no dual-boot or Mac OS​ anymore. So ...
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How to improve battery life on MBP 2015?

I really like elementary os, i installed it on my 15" MBP 2015 -- however the battery life is pretty bad. I get about 3 hours maximum if i'm lucky -- this is much less than the 10 hours i'm used to on ...
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MacBook Air Facetime HD

My Macbook Air runs Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki and my webcam is not working out of the box. First thing I've done was trying to identify the precise device lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05ac:8406 Apple,...
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Will elementary OS run on a 32bit MacBook? [duplicate]

I have an old MacBook Core Duo, and I would like to run elementary OS exclusively on it. Where do I get an 32 bit version (for Mac) of elementary OS?
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Long boot and resume times on 2008 MacBook

I just installed elementary OS (Loki) on a 13" early 2008 MacBook (dual boot w/ rEFInd), and so far everything works fine except booting up and resuming from sleep taking extraordinarily long (think ...
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Is it possible to install on to a mac with no OS currently installed

I have been given an old Macbook and was asked to wipe and restore the OS. I followed the allpe guides but the Macbook is failing to install via the internet recovery service. Apple them selfs have ...
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Locked in Fullscreen. Can't exit

I am running elementary os 0.4.1 on my macbook 4.1 (2008). Always when I watch a video on fullscreen in Firefox I cant exit the fullscreen mode after a few minutes. At the beginning it is no problem. ...
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installing elementaryOS on Snow Leopard: best alternative for Etcher

the title pretty much says it all, I'd like to know the safest alternative to etcher for this installation process on Snow Leopard. Elementary os guide says one should use etcher but etcher needs os x ...
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MacBook Pro 2014 and Loki external monitor issues

When I use and external monitor on a MacBook Pro 2014 model (HDMI), unlocking the laptop requires that I lift the lid to type the password in because it is the only screen out of the two that will ...
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Macbook trackpad driver

I'm running elementary OS on a 2011 Macbook pro. I'm quite pleased with the overall experience but the trackpad feel is quite a disappointment (too sensitive, not precise, issues with selection/drag&...
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Elementary OS on Macbook won't display wifi settings. How do i fix?

Hello. I am trying to use elementary on my macbook pro, but i won't display wifi unless i plug in usb wifi dongle. So, the drivers are missing i suppose. I had this issue before and it was solved with ...
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Any tips for setting up thumb rejection (MacBook Air)?

When using a trackpad, I prefer to hover my thumb over the lower portion (as there used to be a button there!). Whenever I do that in elementaryOS, the system stops moving the cursor, and assumes I ...
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Sudden boot failure. Black screen

I would greatly appreciate help or advice on the following issue \ as I am totally stuck. I have been using Linux for a long time but I am a biologist. So deep down my knowledge on how works a ...
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After installing Linux in late 2011 macbook pro osx lion doesn't start

My hardrive was damaged so I had to change it, after so I was given mac osx mavericks I think, I decided to install linux with packaging version of ubuntu 16.0 LTS in ElementaryOS,I made a partition ...
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Macbook Pro - Won't stay asleep

Running 0.4 Loki. If I put my MacBook to sleep it wakes a few seconds later. I was advised to run the following command, but it is not helping. sudo sh -c "echo XHC1 > /proc/acpi/wakeup"
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How to temporarily swap <super> and <alt> keys for keyboard shortcuts

I dual run Elementary on a Macbook Pro, but I typically use an external keyboard that has the standard non-Apple layout. I like having the layout (from left to right) ctrl - super - alt but when I use ...
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Cannot disable AMD Graphics card, I want to run only Intel Integrated

I am new to Linux and having a very difficult time running Elementary OS Loki without any hiccups. I am currently running it on a 2011 Macbook Pro with an AMD Radeon GPU as well as an integrated Intel ...
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Difficulties creating USB stick that boots and installs on MacBook circa 2007

I am having difficultly trying to install Loki on my MacBook circa 2007. Firstly following the instructions and using Etcher to burn elementaryos-0.4-stable-amd64.20160921.iso I created a USB stick ...
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External monitor resolution on Macbook Pro is not permanent, reverts to original when lightdm is restarted

I can set up a screen resolution on both the laptop screen and the external monitor using xrandr and everything works fine, but my displays go back to normal when I restart lightdm. How can I make the ...
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How to enable lower right corner touchpad as Secondary click on 2008 Macbook 5,1

In OSX, you've the option to set a physical click on the lower right corner of the touchpad to be your Secondary (right) click. I can't seem to figure out to duplicate this functionality in ...
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Cannot write @ on the Danish Mac Keybord layout

I have installed Loki on my MacBook Pro mid 2012. The Danish keyboard layout for Mac doesn't work for me, as I cannot use @. The Danish keybord has an option to write @, but it doesn't seem to work....
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Dual monitors with different PPIs

Specifically I'm using my MacBook Pro Retina and another 1080p monitor. However the scaling on the secondary monitor seems to match the primary monitor, causing any windows on the secondary monitor ...
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Can't reboot into elementary OS after MBpro PRAM reset

I had to reset the PRAM on my MB Pro the other day. I had elementary OS installed, and it would automatically boot to it (still hadn't figure out how to get the GRUB screen up). I would have to hold ...