Mac users... what essential driver packages do you use?

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16-10-yakkety

#1

In Welcome’s Getting Started section under Drivers, I’m thinking of adding some packages that will be useful for Apple Intel and (potentially) Apple “PowerPC” users too.

Feedback Wanted!

I’ve got a MacBook Pro (Early-2015, Retina) to test. It’s definitely a fairly new model and what works / doesn’t work on there may not work on other models or PowerPCs.

Here’s what I discovered:

  • macfanctld
  • Fan control daemon
  • MacBook / MacBook Pro
  • Throttles the fan according to temperature readings. Prevents overheating. :fire:

  • pommed
    • Apple laptops hotkeys event handler
    • MacBook / MacBook Pro / MacBook Air / PowerBook / iBook
    • gpomme is a graphical frontend for this.
    • I find this isn’t needed. Hot keys for brightness/keyboard/volume generally work fine?
      • Can’t confirm the eject button though.

Apple Mac owners… please let me know if there is anything additional that you’ve installed that benefits/completes the performance of Ubuntu MATE on your Mac computer. Thanks!


#2

I was looking for a fan control daemon for the Mac. I have a core duo iMac and once installed it automatically increased fan speed, it was very slight. I was in a quiet room and I heard the fan rev up.

The name of tool is misleading, it works on desktops as well.

Once installed I just did a man macfanctld and started reading.

Thanks for the Mac related tip.