Garuda Gaming Edition 2018 MacBook Pro Touchbar

Issue: Currently using a Bluetooth keyboard with touchpad. Garuda does not detect keyboard and touchbad. Not expecting the touchbar to work.. but I need the keyboard and touchpad to work. Carrying a Bluetooth keyboard around is not ideal. In keyboard settings I chose MacBook Pro. Still not working. I’m New to Linux. I have read about fasuma I don’t know if that’s going to help me with my issue.. any help would be appreciated. New to Linux but I can figure out how to use terminal to install.

My laptop: MacBook Pro 2018 with touchbar.
Intel i7 processor and AMD 555x gpu.

 ╭─[email protected] in ~ 
 ╰─λ garuda-inxi
System:
  Kernel: 5.16.16-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=f1a9b001-085c-4b9b-987a-a4436f07e3b2 rw [email protected]
    quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    loglevel=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 info: latte-dock
    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro15,1 v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9 v: Mac-937A206F2EE63C01
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Apple model: Mac-937A206F2EE63C01 v: MacBookPro15,1
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Apple
    v: 1037.147.1.0.0 (iBridge: 17.16.16065.0.0,0) date: 07/09/2020
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 53.4 Wh (79.3%) condition: 67.3/84.4 Wh (79.8%)
    volts: 11.5 min: 11.5 model: SMP bq20z451 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
    status: discharging cycles: 205

CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-8750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xEC
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
    L3: 9 MiB desc: 1x9 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 831 high: 900 min/max: 800/4100 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 900 4: 886
    5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 891 12: 900
    bogomips: 52799
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Baffin [Radeon RX 460/560D / Pro
  450/455/460/555/555X/560/560X]
    vendor: Apple driver: amdgpu v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DP-4 bus-ID: 01:00.0
    chip-ID: 1002:67ef class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: amdgpu
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2880x1800 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 762x476mm (30.00x18.74")
    s-diag: 898mm (35.37")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP model: Apple Color LCD built: 2017
    res: 2880x1800 hz: 60 dpi: 221 gamma: 1.2 size: 331x207mm (13.03x8.15")
    diag: 390mm (15.4") ratio: 16:10 modes: max: 2880x1800 min: 640x480
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX Series (POLARIS11 DRM 3.44.0
    5.16.16-zen1-1-zen LLVM 13.0.1)
    v: 4.6 Mesa 21.3.7 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Baffin HDMI/DP Audio [Radeon RX 550 640SP / 560/560X]
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aae0 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: Apple Audio driver: N/A pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 4
    bus-ID: 02:00.3 chip-ID: 106b:1803 class-ID: 0401
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.16-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Broadcom BCM4364 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Apple
    driver: N/A modules: brcmfmac pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:4464 class-ID: 0280
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 233.76 GiB used: 20.83 GiB (8.9%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Apple model: SSD AP0256M
    size: 233.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 4096 B
    speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 717.120.
    temp: 24.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 233.44 GiB size: 233.44 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 20.83 GiB (8.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.3 MiB (99.76%)
    used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 233.44 GiB size: 233.44 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 20.83 GiB (8.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 233.44 GiB size: 233.44 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 20.83 GiB (8.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 233.44 GiB size: 233.44 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 20.83 GiB (8.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.52 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C pch: 40.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu
    temp: 42.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 341 Uptime: 2m wakeups: 2 Memory: 15.52 GiB
  used: 1.78 GiB (11.5%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1821 lib: 334 Shell: fish
  v: 3.3.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.14
Garuda (2.5.6-2):
  System install date:     2022-04-28
  Last full system update: 2022-04-28
  Is partially upgraded:   Yes
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units
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Hello.

Post your terminal/konsole in- and output as text (no pictures) from:

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Without it, you will not receive any help from the Garuda team or your topic is likely to be closed without notice.

Before you open a new help request, read relevant sections of the Arch and Garuda wiki.
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Report everything you have already attempted to solve your problem.

and

:slight_smile:

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Thanks for the heads up.

If you include terminal outputs in your post please
use the proper output format in your post.
Using "~" 3 times above and "~" 3 times below the text block
will provide a readable, raw look.

I just fix it :slight_smile:

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It looks a little hacky, but this guy managed it:

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Thank you so much for finding this .. can’t wait to get home to try!

I think what you may want is to the T2 kernel:

https://t2linux.org/

I believe there may be other specialized kernels for the fruity brand using the T2 chip. Not the best choice of hardware to run Linux on.

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It wasn’t a choice to buy a laptop to install Linux on .. lol . It’s the only laptop I have. And after all these years .. I wanted to try out Linux. On my desktop using blender on Linux is 2X faster rendering. Actually everything is faster on Linux. I think the MacBook Pro is a beautiful machine.. and Garuda is the most beautiful os I have used. It’s a win win. Besides the drivers issues:) would have been cool to have all the doc icons on the Touch Bar.

Just like in real life, beauty isn't everything. The rest must also fit. :slight_smile:

New problem, new topic.
BTW, what is a doc icon and what is a Touch Bar? :slight_smile:
Maybe you find answers in the Arch Wiki.

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