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  • Apple Touch Bar Linux Driver Hopes For Upstream In 2021

    Phoronix: Apple Touch Bar Linux Driver Hopes For Upstream In 2021

    For more than four years Apple's MacBook Pro has featured the Touch Bar as a display / control bar input device above the keyboard on these laptops. While there have been reports of Apple potentially phasing out the Touch Bar in future models, an open-source Linux driver for the component is still working its way toward the mainline kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Bar-For-Linux

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    Things still not working (wifi, audio);

    https://github.com/Dunedan/mbp-2016-linux
    Last edited by elatllat; 28 February 2021, 08:08 AM.

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    • #3
      Why? The touch bar has already been scrapped.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ddriver View Post
        Why? The touch bar has already been scrapped.
        No, it hasn't https://www.apple.com/v/macbook-pro-...u_large_2x.jpg and the existing devices don't just evaporate.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ddriver View Post
          Why? The touch bar has already been scrapped.
          Old hardware never dies, it just turns into someones Linux box who then wants driver and kernel support for 20 years....

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          • #6
            Glad to see the start of upstreaming this code. Handling the many out-of-tree and poorly maintained gits for this code has been a real PITA.

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            • #7
              Next time vote with your wallet.

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              • #8
                Heh. Maybe under Linux the 'feature' may find some actual use. I work in a creative sector where I am pretty much the only non-Mac user in the entire department, and even I can't find anyone that ever had anything good to say about the touch bar!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ddriver View Post
                  Why? The touch bar has already been scrapped.
                  Linux is famous for supporting old stuff.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by carewolf View Post

                    Linux is famous for supporting old stuff.
                    There are quite a few hardware where I would have loved to see Linux running first. Super Famicom for example...

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