Package Base Details: linux-macbook

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Submitter: m3thodic
Maintainer: annguyenfoss
Last Packager: annguyenfoss
Votes: 33
Popularity: 0.511339
First Submitted: 2016-07-05 23:22
Last Updated: 2019-05-10 04:43

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valentjedi commented on 2017-08-10 17:06

Well, backlight will work with stock kernel if I use apple_set_os.efi by 0xbb ( But I have to run it on every reboot. I don't reboot that often but it's quite tedious.

valentjedi commented on 2017-08-10 15:51

For me stock kernel works for almost anything except backlight. Backlight works only for radeon_b10/brightness and only in a off/on way. So 0 means screen is off and any other number means max out backlight. With this patched kernel all works great.

I have mid-2016 macbook pro (idk if it's 11,4 or 11,5 but it has discrette Radeon graphics). So I guess it's a bit early for deprecation :)

m3thodic commented on 2017-08-07 19:05

@enrique Thanks for the feedback!

Can anyone else confirm on the functionality of 4.12.4? If everything looks fixed I'll deprecate this package.


enrique commented on 2017-08-05 09:08

Yes it looks like 4.12.4-1-ARCH works on my MacBookPro11,4

@m3thodic brigthness keys for keyboard and screen works for me

m3thodic commented on 2017-07-31 19:24

@jbg What about the brightness keys, do they work out of the box as well?

jbg commented on 2017-07-31 09:10

FYI, as of the 4.12.4-1 release of the standard "linux" package (normal Arch kernel) my Macbook powers off, reboots and suspends without any issue without needing this patched kernel any more.

m3thodic commented on 2017-07-13 19:05

@rossome Please don't flag this package out-of-date unless it's older than what is being shipped with Arch Linux. I understand says 4.12.1 is out, but this package is updated only when Arch Linux updates their kernel package (especially for major version bumps).


zsd commented on 2017-07-09 18:44

Question for anyone using this package with a MacBookPro 11,4:
if you have a thunderbird-ethernet dongle plugged in when you suspend, does your computer resume properly? Mine wakes up enough to show me what was on the screen
when I suspended, but it seems to be otherwise completely dead... no reaction to the mouse or the keyboard.

(For that matter, if anyone with any other type of Mac wants to comment, it might be useful information.)


zsd commented on 2017-07-09 18:40

supertuba: rather than installing the packages, I built the kernel by hand
I noticed that the intel-pstate-backport.patch and fix_race_condition_in_packet_set_ring.diff patches are in the mainline kernels for some time now.

Could that be part of your problem?

Maintainers: given that you are targeting this package to 4.11.9, should those patches be sent to the history department?

supertuba commented on 2017-07-09 02:11

Is anyone having trouble installing the packages? I'm currently getting the message that linux-macbook package has failed to install, please check .SRCINFO

I'm new to arch and find little guidance when it comes to troubleshooting macbook specific issues.