So my old and trusty MacBook Air (2013ish) is my companion for quite some time now. I use it almost every day and I love it. So long story super short: I clean up my OSX because in 3 years there is a LOT of junk data that has no need what so ever. I backed up all my files in my NAS and get it all save.
Since I upgraded my Windows Machine I use my MacBook really just for the kind of stuff that one uses a Laptop: for light tasks on the go. Since I got almost 40GB free of storage, why not get a second partition going to finally get my hands on Linux. (i always wanted to learn Linux and configure it but never got to it)
While I'm preparing my MacBook to get Linuxed I get a lot of Errors of the OSX Partition. I google for a remedy, I run some code in the terminal and it works. for like 2 minutes. after that its bricked. like really fucked up.
So I try best I can to fix it without any chance. Seems like fixing my bugged OSX Partition just made it go suicide.
Impulsive like I am I just go balls to the walls and install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS all over that bitch. Since I always wanted to use Linux, I think to myself: Okay, so OSX is kinda boring and now it just died for no reason, treat yourself! And yes, I know: Ubuntu is the Pussy-Noob Version of Linux but for beginners and starters I think it is pretty much the best there is.
So for the last week I'm happy with it and get stuff working and get used to Linux and all the 'sudo apt-get' terminal way of doing things. I even got my Audiojack to working again! (Not even a 'Genius' at the Genius Bar could fix it! THE POWER OF LINUX!)
So, now to the 'problems' i wanna fix but don't quite know how to yet.
1) I can't dim the Display all the way, meaning: full black. I only can get it to 1/10 not 0/10. Haven't found a solution for that now. If you know how to fix that, please let me know.
2) This Laptop runs really hot. It is not 'that' bad, psensor says it is only between 50°C-65°C but the ventilation is super slow, around 2000U/min. I worked on that but can't get to the config profile or config file to set it up higher. The fans don't seem to be PWM I checked for that. Here is where I would need some help
3) For some reason I really want to change Unity so something more OSX looking just for confusing people who looking at my screen. (It is a MacBook but this OSX looks fucking weird!?) This is just for fun.
So in conclusion here is where I need some help: 1 & 2.
I helped myself in the last days to get shit going and it is fucking awesome. I love it and that is really strange, I didn't expect Linux to be challenging but then again so rewarding. I'm hooked on a feeling.
If someone knows how to help me please, please do so, much appreciated. If you guys need more info and/or logs, tell me how to make them and I upload them asap.
With much love,