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is there a way to disable touchpad scrolling in just a specific app (eg. Pantheon Terminal)?

I’m on Elementary OS 6.1 on an early 2015 MacBook Pro. I’ve noticed the easiest way to disable trackpad scrolling is to change the scroll method from “Two Finger” to “Edge” in Settings. now, ...
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Problem with installing kali linux on macbook pro retina 2015

I can't intall kali linux on my macbook pro retina. I want to have dual boot but my mac doesn't see pendrive with kali. In recovery i can't switch secure boot because there are not option like that. ...
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Installing optimus for intel iGPU and Nvidia GPU on old Macbook Pro

In my MacbookPro 10,1 with Elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir: How do I get Nvidia Optimus in order to use my GK107M Nvidia GeForce GT 650M Mac Edition and my Intel iGPU (3rd Gen Core processor Graphics ...
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ElementaryOS on Macbook Pro 2012 does not start any more

I have a strange combination of behaviour on my MacBook Pro 2012 that has been running fine until recently. After a holiday, I tried to start it and nothing happened. I heard some quiet startup fan ...
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"Unable to enumerate USB device" and definitely not a typewriter, installing Elementary OS on a 2019 MacBook Pro

Assuming this hasn't been asked a hundred times, I am installing on a late-2019 13" MacBook Pro /wo Touch Bar or Touch ID. I am able to install Parrot OS, so this should be cake. It isn't. The ...
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Macbook dual boot how to upgrade install 5 to 6

I have a Macbook where I have a dual boot setup with elementary OS 5 Hera and macOS. The original installation was from scratch with a new SSD where I partitioned and installed both successfully. I ...
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Wifi not working on démo MacBook air 2013

[FR] Bonjour, Je viens de télécharger elementary os et l'utilise depuis la clé USB de 8Go sur mon MacBook air 2013. C'est mon premier contact avec Linux. Je n'ai pas de wifi sur la version de ...
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Installing Elementary OS USB full install without a boot loader

Is it possible to install elementary OS on a flash drive without loading a bootloader for a Mac? Create a live drive with the latest version of elementary. I proceeded to form another drive with 200 ...
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How can I enable and adjust Macbook Pro 2013's keyboard backlight?

Earlier today I went ahead and replaced MacOS with Manjaro Deepin, but I decided to shop around some more for other distros and came across Elementary OS. Everything on Elementary seems to be working ...
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Elementary OS 6 installation without grub boot-loader

In previous version of "elementary OS" there was the possibility to launch the installation of the OS from the terminal with the command "ubiquity -b". The "-b" option ...
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Elementary OS on Macbook 6.1 - big loss of battery energy

I've installed Elementary OS on a Macbook late 2009 in place of the High Sierra that had issues (sudden and frequent reboots), Now it works well, I like the look, but the battery that previously had ...
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My macOS install can not see any WiFi networks. What do I do?

I installed OS 6 Odin today on a 2013 MacBook Pro Retina. When I try to connect to WiFi networks, all I can see are options for VPN and Proxy. How can I connect to my WiFi network? in response to ...
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Elementary OS Odin installer not showing partitions on Macbook Pro 2016

I've been running elementary OS alongside Mac OS for a few years now on my Macbook Pro 2016. Now Odin is out, I decided to erase my disk to get rid of Mac OS and go 100% elementary, but I've found ...
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No wifi on fresh Odin install

After installing Elementary OS 6 Odin on a macbook pro 13" late 2011 , network manager only shows wired network, no wifi. Output lspci: 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries ...
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Elementary OS claiming my battery is seven percent yet mag-safe charger says it's full

Just installed Elementary OS on my Macbook pro (2010) with the battery on full charge. I boot up elementary and suddenly I'm told it's on 7%. Granted, my battery is horrendously weak (1hr to reach 0% ...
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Using Elementary IO on an old MacBook Pro in dual boot mode

I would like to install Elementary IO on an old (2015) MacBook Pro, but at this time, I would also like to keep MacOS installed, along with all associated files. I believe I can create a separate boot ...
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Wifi Option not showing up + Boot Method

Hoping to get help with two quick questions. I'm moving from MacOS to Elementary so fairly new to the Linux world I flashed ElementaryOS based on installation instructions and then booted my Macbook. ...
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What size boot partition does elementary OS 6 Beta need?

Upon trying to install elementary OS 6 Beta, the installer informs me that the partition I used for boot with Hera is too small. This is on a 2012 Apple MacBook Air (MacBookAir5,2) set up for dual ...
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Suspend not working

Suspend does not go suspend/sleep, it wakes immediately, around 2 secs after the suspend. system: elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera Macbook Air 13" Mid 2013
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eOS and macOS Big Sur dual boot

I wanted to dual boot elementary and macOS Big Sur but kept running into issues with out dated tutorials. After a bit of poking around, I was able to figure it out and have it posted on medium if ...
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How can I fix ElementaryOS not installing on a MacBook Air(2018) Intel

I am having problems with installing EOS on a 2018 MacBook air, it gives the error messages: ACPI Error: Aborting Method. ACPI BIOS error Thunderbolt:ICM firmware is in wrong mode xHCI Host controller ...
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Install on MacBook Pro 16" (2019)

Hi there I followed the instructions to make am install drive on a USB stick using Etcher. Had no problems creating however when I attempt to boot (I'm on OS X 11.2.1 Big Sur) and Elementary doesn't ...
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Can I create a MacBook install image on a Windows 10 PC?

I have a late 2009 Mac Book Pro that cannot perform a macOS re-install. Can I create a USB install image on a Windows 10 PC that will then boot and install elementary OS on the MacBook Pro?
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How to install the Early Access Build ARM img in a VM on ARM based machine?

Is it possible to get a VM with elementaryOS 6.0 running on a ARM based machine? There is a Early Access build for ARM based computers, like the pinebook pro, but it is delivered as an .img. I was not ...
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Can install on white MacBook (2010) but boot only shows black screen

I have an old, white MacBook. Not sure if that is a 2009 or 2010 model, but I think it is the 2010 model. It has no macOS installed anymore (the partition was deleted) and as it cannot run any current ...
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MacBook Air 7,2 suspend does not work

I've installed Elementary OS 5.1 on my MacBook Air 7,2. The problem is that the "Suspend" function does not work whether selected from the menu or by closing the lid. In both cases, the ...
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2010 Macbook Pro installation issues

Novice here. Trying to install Elementary OS 5.1 Hera from usb on Macbook Pro 2010. I get the normal screen showing the bootable drive after powering on and holding the option key. I get the ...
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Wi-Fi networks available but cannot connect to on 2008 MacBook Air

I have an ancient 2008 MacBook Air laptop. I installed Elementary OS on it. Everything works fine, except Wi-Fi. It doesn't work out of the box. I attempted the advice here, namely: sudo apt remove ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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