In the show notes of the first episode of simply elementary they covered the basic setup of a configuration file of touchegg. Their comments on the script are as follows:
It’s a very basic configuration that allows you to switch between workspaces and view the multitasking view with three-finger swipes. It is very similar to the default Mac OS X gestures ...
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:
(If folder doesn't exist then...)
sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/brcm
sudo mv brcmfmac43602-pcie.bin /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43602-...
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 MacBook.
After you hear the chime, press and hold Option.
Shortly after selecting the appropriate boot drive, you should be presented with the elementary OS splash ...
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++6:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386
Note: the above command is similar to other ...
If you're installing Elementary OS on a Macbook that already has an OSX partition, i'd recommend installing rEFIt as bootloader for switching between OSX and Elementary OS. It worked like a charm and allowed me to install a triple system boot (OSX 10.6.8, WIN7, ElemOS) on an early 2008 Macbook (Core 2 Duo).
By default, rEFIt is installed on your OSX ...
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 message you saw was a notice from the system that an error on the disk was detected, so it wanted you to run a command manually RUN fsck MANUALLY
A fragment ...
On a 2008 MacBook Pro I would suspect a failing hard drive, or at least multiple bad blocks. The 2008 should have come with a bootable DVD. You can boot from that and run Disk Utility to check the hard drive.
An SSD is a very worthwhile upgrade, as well as additional memory. I would consider these upgrades, even if the drive tests OK.
I was able to fix this issue. It appears that the xorg.conf file was never created. I believe that whatever caused the VM to lock with the mount: / busy being the last thing on the display must have prevented some things to finish. The following YouTube video helped me tremendously: https://youtu.be/ZA-pQqN04as
I had to boot to the grub menu and select ...
I found that after running setpci I needed to reload the apple_gmux module, so my /etc/rc.local looks like this:
# This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
# Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other
# value on error.
# In order to enable or disable this script just change the ...
I've read that installing rEFIt or rEFInd is the 'standard' procedure. However, my OSX wasn't booting even after reinstalling it. Therefore, I thought in bringing it back to life with Elementary.
Also, during the only time that the installer started I did format the whole drive, so at this point I only have a ext4 partition and a SWAP.
I forgot to mention ...
I agree with @Tinkerzoid, rEFIt is the way to go. However, it is discontinued, but there has been a fork called rEFInd (which is basically the same thing). There's an easy, more recent explanation for installing Linux alongside Mac OS X here: http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/
If the Linux installer doesn't continue ...
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, change the click method to "Touchpad areas" under "Physical Clicking".
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 going to have to report a bug upstream, at https://bugs.webkit.org/. Prefix the bug title with [GTK] and select the 'WebKit Gtk' Bugzilla component to make sure ...
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 partition contains the partition id af00
in the root of that partition, there is a file called mach_kernel
inside that partition, there a boot.efi file inside /...
1 - Create a file named startup-manager-fix.service with the following text:
Description=Show EFI Install in Apple Startup Manager
ExecStop=/bin/cp -a -f /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi /boot/efi/EFI/BOOT/BOOTx64.EFI
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=106512
Could you specify which GPU exactly do you have?
Could you boot with nomodeset kernel parameter?
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 initialized correctly and subsequent loading of the proprietary Nvidia drivers fails.
The blank screen of death doesn't occur when using the Nouveau drivers.
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 left Option key after the startup chime.
A menu will appear with attached disks to boot from.
Select the USB drive to boot the elementary OS installer.
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 dual-booting. The startup chime should respect the latest software settings. I'd try the following:
Mute the audio in OS X and see if the chime plays on ...
I think have the same issue! I have a MacBook Pro Pro "Core i7" 2.2 17" Early 2011.
I've bought a new usb stick after seeing some usb issues during boot. I've redownloaded the Loki image, I've checked the download with sha256sum. I've flashed the usb stick with both UNetbootin and Startup Disk Creator. I've checked with Gparted that the disk has a boot flag....
I installed this again yesterday alongside my current main distro of Lubuntu and I have noticed the shutdown issue is no longer there so maybe resolved and bundled in the ISO or an update to the OS.
Thanks, I have does the first few steps of the guide just not the one after installing Thermalds which involves a lot of tweaking (too much tweaking scares me). ...
The "Can not find /boot" is rather odd, I suggest following a tutorial in details to install rEFInd and create your bootable usb device.
As for the black screen, this is a kown issue with the MBP and the AMD graphics card, which you'll need to disable.
The last link provided by Peter Uithoven (Update #9) here will help.
Black screen when installing OS
This code works for me, same might help you.. give a try!
sudo apt install xbacklight
xbacklight -set 15
15 is the percentage of backlight you gonna use. You can change any percentage value according to your need.
TobiW made a mistake. His computer has a Intel Core 2 Duo. Max 8gb of ram.
Your machine will do just fine with Elementary.
I recommend you upgrade your memory at least to 4gb or more so you can install the 64bit version.
Before you install ...
There is no "alternative driver" for Intel GPUs. Intel releases their Linux GPU drivers as Free Software and those are installed by default on your system. Your hardware might be simply too outdated to run properly with elementary OS, but "works badly" is unfortunately not really informative concerning the problems you experience.