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.

trabant specs

There are a few things to get everything working right with ubuntu.


Backlight Brightness

xrandr --output eDP-1 --brightness value

The value is between 0 and 1.

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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