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=== Console ===
 
=== Console ===
  
Largest console font can be achieved by adding {{ic|1=FONT=sun12x22}} to {{ic|/etc/vconsole.conf}}:
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You will require a non-default console font, or a magnifying glass.  The Terminus fonts are excellent.  Once at the console with Terminus installed - {{bc|setfont ter-32n}}
  
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To make that permanent:
 
{{hc|1=# nano /etc/vconsole.conf|2=
 
{{hc|1=# nano /etc/vconsole.conf|2=
 
   ...
 
   ...
FONT=sun12x22}}
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FONT=ter-32n}}
  
 
== Discussions ==
 
== Discussions ==

Revision as of 07:21, 9 March 2018

The MacBook Pro 14,x consists of models with Retina display shipped by Apple In June 5, 2017 - 2018. [Specifications]

Like previous MacBook Pro models, the MacBook Pro 14,x supports UEFI. This page will cover the current status of hardware support on Arch Linux, as well as post-installation recommendations.

Overview

Specifically, the procedure for installing Arch Linux on a MacBook 14,3 is detailed in the official Mac page.

Warning: There is a real danger to installing and running any non-Mac-OS. Without the proper power control, fan control, and other proper hardware considerations, MacBooks have been reported to run quite hot or otherwise damage the non-open-source hardware.

You may consider purchasing a warranty plan from Apple before proceeding. Another option is to run Arch within the Mac OS through Docker, or just using your Mac to ssh to a machine running Arch Linux, thereby using your Mac just as a gateway ala Road Warriors.

ArchBoot

http://mirror.rackspace.com/archlinux/iso/archboot/latest/

Fan control

Install mbpfan-gitAUR or macfanctldAUR and enable the mbpfan.service in order to prevent laptop overheating.

Console

You will require a non-default console font, or a magnifying glass. The Terminus fonts are excellent. Once at the console with Terminus installed -
setfont ter-32n

To make that permanent:

# nano /etc/vconsole.conf
...
FONT=ter-32n

Discussions

See also