A MacBook Pro 7.1 configured for triple booting between MacOS, Linux & Windows failed to load Windows from Grub bootloader, reporting “invalid signature”. Configured with Refind boot manager and a Hybrid MBR, which initially had the Ext4 Linux partition in the MBR but not the NTFS Windows partition, we attempted to chainloader the Windows boot … Continue reading Invalid Signature with GRUB
Symptom: Macbook resets to full brightness every reboot, instead of remembering brightness settting. Scenario: *OS: Debian 9 Stretch*System: 2011 Macbook Pro, with Nvidia 320M*Xorg.conf includes this line in the Device section: Option “RegistryDwords” “EnableBrightnessControl=1”*The current backlight value is recorded in: /sys/class/backlight/apple/backlight/brightness Fix: During shutdown systemd should save the brightness setting in: /var/lib/systemd/backlight/and load it … Continue reading Debian 9 Stretch on Macbook Pro save Screen brightness
Are you wondering if you can upgrade your MacBook Pro 7.1 with generic modern RAM? Yes you can! This laptop comes with Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, P8600 @ 2.40GHz.It comes with the following spec RAM: 2 x 2GB, PC3-8500, 1067MHz DDR3 1.5V SODIMM We installed the following 8GB RAM module and it runs provided … Continue reading Macbook Pro 7,1 RAM upgrade
To enable tap-to-click for Synaptic touchpads (including BCM5974 in MacBook Pro) for Debian Wheezy: sumkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.dcp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf Section “InputClass” … Driver “Synaptics” … option “TapButton1” “1” … Restart X.
The routesplit tool fails to make routes permanent on Snow Leopard and later versions of OSX. To work around the issue edit the following file as such: /Library/LaunchDaemons/net.routes.static.plist…<key>ServiceDescription</key><string>Install static routes</string><key>WatchPaths</key><array> <string>/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration</string></array>…
Windows remembers a USB devices name and fails to update if the iPhone’s name is changed. Use regedit to search for the name starting at HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet. Edit the device names & labels as found – multiple may be found.
To get proxy configuration working for Safari on OSX Snow Leopard, utilising WPAD Auto-proxy and Squid proxy on a Debian server: 1. Install Squid – by default Squid listens on port 3128, test your Squid config by manually configuring the proxy settings in a client. 2. Install Apache (or your preferred web server) – add … Continue reading Auto-proxy configuration for Safari on OSX Snow Leopard