Fedora Linux 22 on Macbook Pro Retina

I have Late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina (MacBookPro11,1 (13″) (A1502)) and I wanted to run Fedora 22 on it. These are just some tips to solve some common problems about running Linux on it:

1. Configure wireless:

First install kernel-devel:

The follow the steps here (basically: install rpmfusion, then broadcom-wl, then run sudo akmods).

2. How do I switch the Command key and Control key on a MacBook Pro? Check here.

3. Adjust HiDPI settings. If you are running Cinnamon, you can just adjust it in the fonts settings panel. If you are not, you may need to export GDK_SCALE for some applications. You can find additional details in this link.

4. Touch pad: enable the right click on the right bottom area of the touch pad.

 

You can learn more about tweaking the Macbook touchpad here and here.

5. Bluetooth: does not seem to work yet, sorry.

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Otavio Piske

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