Working 18.2 (Sonya) Live Cinnamon session on a Macbook Pro 2012

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JohnLittle
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Working 18.2 (Sonya) Live Cinnamon session on a Macbook Pro 2012

Postby JohnLittle » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:00 am

Hello,

After having spent ages getting nothing but a black screen, I found a simple solution that seems to have fixed the problem.

* On Windows, make a bootable flash drive with rufus http://rufus.akeo.ie/ and the 64 bit version of the Cinnamon ISO from https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
* Power-up the MBP while holding the left alt key
* Boot from the flash drive
* Use the first option in the GRUB menu
* When you get to a black screen and hear the welcome sound, press fn+ctr+alt+F1 (console) then fn+ctrl+alt+F7 (X)

You now have a working live session to play with!

It took me far too long to get to this point, so I thought I'd write about it.

My specs:

System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.3 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) dm: lightdm Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine: System: Apple product: MacBookPro6 2 v: 1.0 Chassis: type: 10 v: Mac-F22586C8
Mobo: Apple model: Mac-F22586C8 v: MacBookPro6 2
Bios: Apple v: MBP61.88Z.0057.B0F.1112091028 date: 12/09/11
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7 M 620 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10640
clock speeds: min/max: 1197/2661 MHz 1: 1995 MHz 2: 1596 MHz 3: 1330 MHz 4: 1729 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0046
Card-2: NVIDIA GT216M [GeForce GT 330M] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0a29
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: intel
Resolution: 1440x900@59.90hz, 1440x900@59.90hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVA5 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:3b56
Card-2 NVIDIA GT216 HDMI Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0be2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:1684
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Broadcom BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n
driver: bcma-pci-bridge bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:4353
IF: wlp3s0b1 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 48.1GB (11.7% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDRC0 size: 32.0GB serial: 124185402068 temp: 0C
ID-2: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_DISK size: 16.0GB serial: AA00000000008566-0:0 temp: 0C
Partition: ID-1: swap-1 size: 4.15GB used: 0.01GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
RAID: System: supported: N/A
No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Unused Devices: none
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 68.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 67.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 18.2 _Sonya_ - Release amd64 20170628]/ xenial contrib main non-free
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com sonya main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main
deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial main restricted universe multiverse
deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http: //archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ xenial partner
Info: Processes: 224 Uptime: 29 min Memory: 1226.7/3813.5MB
Init: systemd v: 229 runlevel: 5 default: 2 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Unknown python2.7 client inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: Working 18.2 (Sonya) Live Cinnamon session on a Macbook Pro 2012

Postby JohnLittle » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:51 am

Mega bodge ahead (this works for me).

I installed Mint as the sole operating system on my MBP, and am using the nouveau driver with full disk encryption and automatic login (should be safe enough).

Out of the box, you can still do the fn+ctrl+alt+F1, fn+ctrl+alt+F7 trick to wake X up, and that got me thinking...

Let's write a startup script that does it for us:

Code: Select all

#!/bin/sh

xset dpms force off
sleep .5
xset dpms force on


chmod 700, then make it a startup app (Startup Applications, Add, Custom commands).

No fix for cutting my wrists on the bottom edge though... I must be holding it wrong :-(

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Re: Working 18.2 (Sonya) Live Cinnamon session on a Macbook Pro 2012

Postby Johnsmith001 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:12 am

JohnLittle wrote:Mega bodge ahead (this works for me).

I installed Mint as the sole operating system on my MBP, and am using the nouveau driver with full disk encryption and automatic login (should be safe enough).

Out of the box, you can still do the fn+ctrl+alt+F1, fn+ctrl+alt+F7 trick to wake X up, and that got me thinking...

Let's write a startup script that does it for us:

Code: Select all

#!/bin/sh

xset dpms force off
sleep .5
xset dpms force on


chmod 700, then make it a startup app (Startup Applications, Add, Custom commands).

No fix for cutting my wrists on the bottom edge though... I must be holding it wrong :-(


I could be something in your encryption method or protocol you are using? here is guide i have found, if you require. https://www.beencrypted.com/how-to-encr ... -in-linux/


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