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    Phoronix: Linux 6.11 Will Make The Keyboard Backlight Work On More Macs

    For those using an Apple Magic Keyboard with a T2-secured Mac, the upcoming Linux 6.11 kernel will enable working keyboard backlight support...

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    It would be nice if all the T2 related patches got merged soon so you could install any current Linux distro on recent Intel Macs. These things aren't going to get macOS updates much longer and are going to be very expensive e-waste.

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      Originally posted by pWe00Iri3e7Z9lHOX2Qx View Post
      It would be nice if all the T2 related patches got merged soon so you could install any current Linux distro on recent Intel Macs. These things aren't going to get macOS updates much longer and are going to be very expensive e-waste.
      Have to agree. The T2 patches have slowly dripped into the kernel but we're still missing key ones that initialise things like the keyboard and trackpad. Would be very nice to see everything in-kernel prior to these macs losing MacOS support (Albeit that's likely to be about 4 years).

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        Originally posted by pWe00Iri3e7Z9lHOX2Qx View Post
        It would be nice if all the T2 related patches got merged soon so you could install any current Linux distro on recent Intel Macs. These things aren't going to get macOS updates much longer and are going to be very expensive e-waste.
        The lack of MacOS updates is the least of the issues from these devices being ewaste. The soldered SSD's are wear items and they will have to be replaced at some point. Look at what you gotta do to replace NAND chips when they fail. EU should force Apple to put M.2 slots in their computers.

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