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commit 5428c303f8e25940a7a92296447c39888ba1c489
parent c177c90f210b9a3dc3eadd17f5cb63a116392305
Author: Leah Rowe <info@minifree.org>
Date:   Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:17:01 +0000

Merge branch 'master' of eemeli/libreboot into master

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diff --git a/docs/hardware/index.md b/docs/hardware/index.md @@ -406,7 +406,7 @@ likes to think that Apple and Microsoft are all that exist.) Now to install libreboot, follow [../install/\#flashrom\_macbook21](../install/#flashrom_macbook21). -### coreboot wiki page +### Coreboot wiki page - <https://www.coreboot.org/Board:apple/macbook21> @@ -444,27 +444,56 @@ For external flashing, refer to You need to replace OS X with GNU+Linux before flashing libreboot. (OSX won't run at all in libreboot). -There are some issues with this system (compared to other computers that -libreboot supports): +### Issues and solutions -This is an apple laptop, so it comes with OS X: it has an Apple -keyboard, which means that certain keys are missing: insert, del, home, -end, pgup, pgdown. There is also one mouse button only. Battery life is -poor compared to X60/T60 (for now). It also has other issues: for -example, the Apple logo on the back is a hole, exposing the backlight, -which means that it glows. You should cover it up. +There is one mouse button only, however multiple finger tapping +works. Battery life is poor compared to X60/T60. The Apple logo on the +back is a hole, exposing the backlight, which means that it glows. You +should [cover it up](http://cweiske.de/tagebuch/tuxbook.htm). -The system does get a bit hotter compared to when running the original -firmware. It is certainly hotter than an X60/T60. The heat issues have -been partially fixed by the following patch (now merged in libreboot): -<https://review.coreboot.org/#/c/7923/>. - -*The MacBook2,1 comes with a webcam, which does not work without -proprietary software. Also, webcams are a security risk; cover it up! Or +*The MacBook2,1 comes with a webcam which does not work with free +software. Webcams are a privacy and security risk; cover it up! Or remove it.* -A user reported that they could get better response from the touchpad -with the following in their xorg.conf: +Further issues do have solutions: + +#### Enable AltGr + +The keyboard has a keypad enter instead of an AltGr. The first key on +the right side of the spacebar is the Apple "command" key. On its +right is the keypad enter. We can make it act as an AltGr. + +If your operating system is Trisquel or other dpkg-based distribution, +there is an easy solution. Under root (or sudo) run + + # dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration + +and select the option "apple laptop", leave other settings as their +defaults until you are given the option "Use Keypad Enter as +AltGr". Select this. The keypad enter key will then act as an AltGr +everywhere. + + +For Parabola or other systemd-based distributions you can enable AltGr +manually. Simply add the line + + KEYMAP_TOGGLE=lv3:enter_switch + +to the file /etc/vconsole.conf and then restart the computer. + + +#### Enable 3-finger tap + +A user submitted a utility to enable 3-finger tap on this laptop. It's +available at *resources/utilities/macbook21-three-finger-tap* in the +libreboot git repository. + + +#### Make touchpad more responsive + +Linux kernels of version 3.15 or lower might make the touchpad +extremely sluggish. A user reported that they could get better +response from the touchpad with the following in their xorg.conf: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad" @@ -507,15 +536,9 @@ with the following in their xorg.conf: Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1" EndSection -A user reported that the above is only for linux kernel 3.15 or lower. -For newer kernels, the touchpad works fine out of the box, except middle -tapping. - -A user submitted a utility to enable 3-finger tap on this laptop. It's -available at *resources/utilities/macbook21-three-finger-tap* in the -libreboot git repository. Copyright © 2014, 2015, 2016 Leah Rowe <info@minifree.org>\ +Copyright © 2017 Eemeli Blåsten <https://drblasten.com>\ Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.3 or any later