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How to type "@" on a Macbook 2.1

Go to System Settings Choose Keyboard And activate "Left Alt" as "Key to choose 3rd level" in the Options Tab
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Setting up OS X-style multi touch gestures on elementary OS

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 ...
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How to support iTunes on Luna?

First note that your music files must not be DRM protected then you need libavcodec-extra-53 codec. You can easily install it via terminal: sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra-53
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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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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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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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Installer doesn't start

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 ...
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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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What is wrong with my Mac?

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 ...
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Freya on Parallels on MacBook Pro with Retina keeps reverting to 800x600

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 ...
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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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Installer doesn't start

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. ...
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Installer doesn't start

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 ...
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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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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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Black screen when installing OS

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 ...
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Apple Macbook Air Optimisation

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. ...
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Problems intalling Elementary OS on a MacBook 4.1

Finally I manage to install Loki on my Macbook. I redownload the iso, I reflash the USB on another USB with rufus, and finally it works. Thanks for the support.
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Black screen on 'try elementary os' macbook pro late 2011

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 ...
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Loki - MBPr 15 - Screen Brightness doesn't work

This code works for me, same might help you.. give a try! sudo apt install xbacklight then run xbacklight -set 15 15 is the percentage of backlight you gonna use. You can change any percentage ...
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Elementary OS for early 2008 MacBook?

TobiW made a mistake. His computer has a Intel Core 2 Duo. Max 8gb of ram. http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-core-2-duo-2.0-aluminum-13-late-2008-unibody-specs.html Your ...
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Cannot access Mac hard drive

Try right clicking files on Plank and clicking New Window As Administrator. Then enter your password and press enter You should be able to access the MAC drive now
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