The daily driver.
A mid-2012 MacBook Pro that runs linux with Ubuntu and Regolith alongside a selected range of software for light or text-based projects, communication and traveling.
It was out of use for a few years because of a broken graphics chip that was bridged in late 2022. The nVidia graphics chip is now not usable anymore which means that it can neither run external displays or graphics intense software anymore.
- Host: Mid 2012 MacBookPro 10,1
- RAM: 16 GB
- Processor: Intel Core i7 @ 8 x 2.3GHz
- Display: 15.4-inch LED/IPS - 2880 x 1800 @ 220 ppi
- Graphics: Intel HD 4000 (IVB GT2)
- Storage: 250 GB
- Weight: 2.02 kg
- Operating System: Ubuntu 22.10 LTS
- Desktop Environment: Regolith
There are a few things to get everything working right with ubuntu.
- Backlight Brightness adjustment didn't work
- Startup Chime was incredibly loud
- i3wm handling High Pixel Density Display
- Left Alt/Cmd keys are switched
- Only right speaker works
xrandr --output eDP-1 --brightness value
value is between
Wrote a bash script and mapped it to brightness keys (XF86MonBrightnessUp/Down) in i3 config file.
Alt/Cmd keys switched
I used Gnome Tweaks to switch the keys. It's not ideal, because it's at odds with the mapping of my keyboard
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