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    Phoronix: Linux 5.8 To Allow Swapping Fn / Ctrl Keys On Apple Keyboards

    While there have been out-of-tree Linux patches offering this support already, with the in-development Linux 5.8 kernel comes a mainline solution for allowing the Fn and left Control keys to be swapped on Apple keyboards...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Apple-Fn-Ctrl

  • #2
    Will it allow swapping Apple for better products?

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    • #3
      I can do that in the BIOS of my Thinkpads...

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      • #4
        Will it allow Apple to swap to a green apple instead of a red one or vice versa?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
          I can do that in the BIOS of my Thinkpads...
          Everyone can, but you can't do so on Apple machines, even if you run Linux on them.

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          • #6
            Honest question here: Why would you buy a Mac for yourself paying the Apple premium for the hardware, and then not run Mac OS on it?

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            • #7
              breaking news ;-)

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              • #8
                I've been doing this with a programmable (QMK) keyboard. I have a Mac Book Pro (work) + Linux Desktop + Monitor with a USB/Display switcher so whenever I move between the two setups I just press the magic combo and done

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lundgren View Post
                  Honest question here: Why would you buy a Mac for yourself paying the Apple premium for the hardware, and then not run Mac OS on it?
                  Well, you could have a hand me down machine, or one from work. Despite the upgrade/maintenance problems, Macbooks still are well build machines and I wouldn't say no to a free one to play with.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                    Macbooks still are well build machines and I wouldn't say no to a free one to play with.
                    I would. Don't need no spicy pillows, blowing SMD capacitors, a portable oven, iGPU dying out of nowhere, soldered storage... shit I could go on.

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