Author: Leah Rowe <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:17:01 +0000
Merge branch 'master' of eemeli/libreboot into master
1 file changed, 48 insertions(+), 25 deletions(-)
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
-### coreboot wiki page
+### Coreboot wiki page
@@ -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
+### 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):
-*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
-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
+For Parabola or other systemd-based distributions you can enable AltGr
+manually. Simply add the line
+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:
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
@@ -507,15 +536,9 @@ with the following in their xorg.conf:
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
-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
-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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>\
+Copyright © 2017 Eemeli Blåsten <https://drblasten.com>\
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
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