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 cannot run graphics intense software and the HDMI and Thunderbold outputs are useless.
- 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.
Regolith is a desktop environment that can be either installed on top of Ubuntu or with a custom installer image.
- i3wm handling High Pixel Density Display
- Left Alt/Cmd keys are switched
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.
To decrease the volume of the startup sound, edit the EFI variable
Drop to root access using
sudo -su, then change directory
To overwrite the variable content, first change the immutable bit of the file with
chattr -i SystemAudioVolume-7c436110-ab2a-4bbb-a880-fe41995c9f82.
Now change the content with
printf "\x07\x00\x00\x00\x00" > SystemAudioVolume-7c436110-ab2a-4bbb-a880-fe41995c9f82.
Change the immutable bit again with
chattr +i SystemAudioVolume-7c436110-ab2a-4bbb-a880-fe41995c9f82.
Alt/Cmd keys switched
Use Gnome Tweaks to switch the keys.
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