Testing the Dosdude1 patch to disable the dGPU on macOS

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As you know, I have a problem on my vintage MacBook Pro late 2011 related to my dGPU. Basically it died :skull: at the end of 2017. So I have to find a patch to be able to continue use it, and I finally did in this way.

MBP wakes up from sleep to back screen — Solution

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the problem I have with my old MacBook Pro wakening from sleeping to a black screen. I also pointed out that I was testing a solution related to the lid. I can tell that since I’ve testing this solution I haven’t suffered any wake up to a black screen, so I guess that the problem is related to the lid, either ...

MBP wakes up from sleep to back screen

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As you know, I have had problems with my old MacBook Pro Late 2011 and its dGPU which I’ve been able to patch to make the computer work again. In the beginning, the side effect of the fix was not to be able to wake up properly the Mac from sleep mode. The computer woke up to a black or grey screen and the fans started to work at full speed to fi...

QGIS on macOS with Homebrew

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Update Monday, 26th of March: Almost the next day or the following day I published this post KyngChaos just published the QGIS 3 release for macOS. You can download here.

Delete all the snapshots from the local time machine

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Sometimes you need to delete all the snapshots that the macOS time machine do locally just because you want to get rid of something of because you need to reclaim that space. Before one could use sudo tmutil disablelocal to delete everything and then sudo tmutil enablelocal to enable the local snapshots again —since they are useful. However, tha...

Convert your Pi in an AirPlay receiver

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I recently needed to convert my Raspberry Pi 3 into a AirPlay receiver because I didn’t have any of my AirPort Express at hand and I wanted to play just music —not the entire collection of sounds my computer produce— on one of my old Hi-Fi Self Stereo System. So I searched on the internet and saw that it was totally possible to do it and I try i...

iTerm2 + Oh My Zsh + Powerlevel9k + Monaco Nerd Complete Font

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In general, I don’t use my Mac’s Terminal app. Instead, I use iTem2 with a special configuration, that doesn’t use Bash, but Oh My Zsh as a shell, that is a framework to manage Zsh configuration as your shell. This framework allows you to install plugins or configure your prompt, among other cool things. I’ve also configured iTerm2 to work with ...

Disconnecting the dGPU in a late 2011 MacBook Pro —third way

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Update 2017.12.12-14.20 EET: whether or not I use the AMDGPUWakeHandler and whether I sleep or hibernate I can’t wake up of the hibernation/sleep. Depending on if I have AMDGPUWakeHandler on or off I get different outputs, but none of those end in a successful wakeup.

My MacBook Pro late 2011’s discrete graphics card said “ciao” 👋🏻 —again

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Last Sunday wasn’t really a pleasant day. On Saturday late night, or rather around Sunday 00.30 am, my MacBook Pro late 2011’s discrete graphic card begin to fail to in the end not being able to boot it properly. The computer was working just fine, it wasn’t even using the discrete card, connected to the external screen as I’ve been doing lately...


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In some of my previous post [e.g. 1, 2, 3 or 4 ] I’ve been using Homebrew to install some pieces of software in my Mac using the terminal, or shell. But, perhaps you’ve been wondering what is exactly Homebrew? It defines itself as “the missing package manager for macOS”. Yet… what is a package manager? A package manager is a small piece of softw...

Media Buttons Behavior Has Changed In macOS High Sierra

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macOS High Sierra has changed the behavior of the media buttons on macOS —AKA those buttons you use to play/stop music or go forwards or backwards. Before, they were reserved to manage music, whether you where playing in iTunes or Spotify, with iTunes having preference (usually). They also worked with some video player.

Backing up your Pi’s SD card

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I’ve been trying make something work in my Pi, but so far I’ve just messing things up and I had to install Raspbian a couple of times from scratch. For that reason I’ve decided to make a copy of the SD card before I repeat the process and try to figure out what is going on.

trash instead of rm

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I just discovered that there is a way to send files to the trash instead of just delete them using the shell and I think it’s really useful when you don’t want to totally discard something to the oblivion. I found out about this because I was working on the shell and I needed to remove some files to check if app could work without them. Move or ...