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Tips on how to install and run Linux on MACBooks

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Linux Mint 19.3 disabling the menu pop on Mac ‘Left Command’ Press

Introduction: After having installed Linux Mint 19.3 on an old MacBook Pro, I wanted to disable the Menu pop-up function on the ‘Left Command’ key press. Solution: Delete the following entry in the Settings Editor(in the settings menu): xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts –>> /commands/custom/Super_L | xfce4-popup-wiskermenu Calveat: First I could not delete the command. Then I simply deleted …

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Linux Mint 19.3 on MacBook Pro: Set F1-F12 as default function without pressing ‘Fn’

Inroduction: After having installed Linux Mint 19.3 on an old MacBook Pro I wanted to be able to use the function keys without having to press on the ‘Fn’ key Here is the answer: Reference: Solution: You can run a simple command to change the behavior. Therefore to get what I wanted the command …

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How to create a USB stick bootable on OS X

This article is based on the following How-to in Ubuntu site: We would encourage Mac users to download Ubuntu Desktop Edition by burning a CD. But if you prefer to use a USB stick, please follow the instructions below. Note: this procedure requires that you create an .img file from the .iso file you …

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Testing internet speed on Linux command line

This small script does a fairly good Upload/download speed test of your Internet connection: Note: This is a Python script. So you’ll need first to make sure you have Python installed in your system. Get the script: wget -O speedtest-cli Make it runnable chmod +x speedtest-cli Run it ./speedtest-cli Have fun

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German keyboard layout on MACBook

Settings in Regional & Language -> Keyboad Layout ================================================= LAYOUT: setxkbmap -model macbook78 -layout de XKB OPTIONS: setxkbmap -option altwin:swap_lalt_lwin,compose:rwin,ctrl:nocaps,grp_led:caps,apple:badmap,eurosign:e setxkbmap -option apple:badmap Function keys reversal: ================ apt-get install pommed To inverse this behaviour, change fnmode = 1  to  fnmode = 2 by editing /etc/pommed.conf Also to do: apt-get remove mouseemu To enable the Trackpad’s …