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Elementary OS on Macbook won't display wifi settings. How do i fix?

Following steps fixes the problem. Removing bcmwl-kernel-source package, then reboot: sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source sudo reboot Installing new broadcom firmware: sudo apt-get ...
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Is it possible to install on to a mac with no OS currently installed

It's possible if you have an Intel CPU, you just need Download the ISO. Create a bootable USB drive in Windows with Rufus or Etcher. Inserting your install USB drive on the MacBook. Start your ...
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WiFi on MacBook Pro (12,1 - Early 2015)

This came up on ask Ubuntu and I see one of the comments says the answer worked on Loki. Check Here for full details Here's what it says to do. Download this firmware In the terminal: cd /lib/...
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How to you install Adobe Air on Loki 64bit

Ok, after much effort, I finally got this to work. Here's how: sudo apt-get -f install sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get install libxt6:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libstdc++...
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I just want elementary OS 5.0 Juno to work

First that "Tech Guy" didn't knew a thing or is lying to you if he never saw a message like that. You can even Google it and you'll find dozens of articles about this, even your exact same issue. The ...
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Loki - MBPr 15 - Screen Brightness doesn't work

I found that after running setpci I needed to reload the apple_gmux module, so my /etc/rc.local looks like this: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser ...
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How to enable lower right corner touchpad as Secondary click on 2008 Macbook 5,1

elementary OS 0.4 Loki uses LibInput and not xinput. You can change your click method in System Settings > Mouse & Touchpad. To use touchpad areas for right clicking instead of Multitouch, ...
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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

This was previously reported at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1480554 Parallels is probably missing some OpenGL extension expected by WebKit. If you want to debug this further, you're ...
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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

It's because MacBook's native bootloader looks for .efi files inside all internal and external HFS+ partitions. Necessary conditions are... there is a partition formatted as HFS+ the ...
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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

1 - Create a file named startup-manager-fix.service with the following text: [Unit] Description=Show EFI Install in Apple Startup Manager After=rc-local.service [Service] Type=oneshot ...
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First install on a MacBook Air: black screen

That's probably a bug in nouveau driver introduced in kernel 4.15. It's still not fixed in 4.19 release. Loki was on 4.14 which is working good. See this: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=...
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No keyboard backlight after Elementary OS install

What worked for me was to actually press the key (F6) and hold it down. I was surprised to see the lights come up.
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Can install on white MacBook (2010) but boot only shows black screen

I just figured out how to do this on Friday for my wife's 2010 Macbook7,1. You are correct that this is an issue with the graphics drivers. A bug in Apple's EFI leads to the graphics card not being ...
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Can I create a MacBook install image on a Windows 10 PC?

Yes. The elementary OS installation instructions are available here. I recommend using Balena Etcher to flash the ISO on to the USB. When you go to boot from the USB, you'll need to press and hold the ...
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What size boot partition does elementary OS 6 Beta need?

I needed to create three partitions to install eOS 6 beta on a 2015 MacBook Pro with dual booting: boot, swap, and the main partition. Based on a discussion on an AskUbuntu forum, I decided that 550MB ...
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Macbook Air webcam not working

bcwc_pcie is an experimental "Linux driver for the Facetime HD (Broadcom 1570) PCIe webcam found in recent Macbooks". Install directions here!
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How to disable startup chime?

This will depend on how you're booting into elementary OS. Most of the solutions I found were specific to booting into OS X, so you might have more options if you still have OS X installed and/or are ...
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Locked in Fullscreen. Can't exit

Try the following: Launch the Terminal from keyboard: Super + T Use the command: killall firefox
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MacBook Pro 2014 and Loki external monitor issues

I don't think this particular issue is hardware specific; I'd file an issue at github.com/elementary/pantheon-greeter.
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Macbook trackpad driver

I simply ran these commands and it works pretty well! Nothing else was needed. Go root first by executing sudo -i or sudo su in the terminal and then execute the commands bellow, echo -e "\n# ...
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After installing Linux in late 2011 macbook pro osx lion doesn't start

For me, recovery mode is automatic if the hard drive is blank and will try to talk to Apple via a network connection to install MacOS, run Disk Utility, Terminal, etc., though it takes a while. You ...
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Difficulties creating USB stick that boots and installs on MacBook circa 2007

I had this very problem installing on a similar Macbook. For me, it seems that the problem had to do with the way I created the USB stick. I had been following similar instructions. Ultimately, I ...
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External monitor resolution on Macbook Pro is not permanent, reverts to original when lightdm is restarted

I had pretty much the same problem with display on an external monitor - display was fitted badly; I hardly could see wingpanel or plank. I solved it with changing config file in /boot/ directory. ...
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How to enable lower right corner touchpad as Secondary click on 2008 Macbook 5,1

The short answer is to change the property Click Method Enabled (292) from 0, 1 to 1, 0. No idea what the heck this means, but it works. UPDATE: While below works to set Click Method Enabled, ...
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Dual monitors with different PPIs

It is not currently possible to have different scaling factors for each display. It will be addressed in a future version of elementary OS after the move from X11 to Wayland as the display server
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Pinch to zoom not working on MacBook Air Mid 2011 running Elementary OS Loki

It you're using loki, then Touchegg doesn't work. You should install libinput gestures: https://github.com/bulletmark/libinput-gestures
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Elementary make my laptop's fans stop working

I run elementaryOS on my MacBook Air from 2013. I had similar issues, here is what i did: Installed macfanctld (a service that manages the Exhaustfan of the MacBook) and psensor to read live the ...
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Touchpad fast scroll possible?

Just a suggestion, you can try to emulate a wheel with this script. #!/bin/bash xinput set-int-prop "TOUCHPAD" "Evdev Wheel Emulation" 8 1 xinput set-int-prop "TOUCHPAD" "Evdev Wheel Emulation Button"...
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Can't get a grub prompt or menu on boot

Grub Customizer may be the answer:it let's you to show the menu, and configure the number of seconds until launching your default option: Install: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-...
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