I got a new MacBook Air for free. Actually, i’m running on it MacOS 11 (BigSur) and yabai (tiling window manager, similar to some extent to bspwm). But i’m sick of all the hassle with MacOS and Homebrew and would like to get a clean manjaro installation on it.
Now, i can boot from a usb stick attached to the usb3 connectors via an adapter. BUT: Since the built in graphic chip of the MacBook supports an enormous resolution (by default; up to: 2560x1600) so screen appearance (fonts images etc.) on the built-in screen is so small i cannot read (or click) anything.
So, my first question is:
How can i change/reduce the resolution on boot from the installer usb stick to 1440x900?
My second question:
Is there any problem known with this model macbook, something of the basic hardware, not being supported (not yet or absolutely not)? Especially, as i’m aware by sad experiences in the past, for the wireless and bluetooth … (at a first glance, i do not see them in what inxi says (?) ).
This is what ‘inxi -F’ tells:
System: Host: MacBook-Air Kernel: Darwin 20.1.0 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A OS: Darwin 20.1.0 Use of uninitialized value in string eq at /usr/local/bin/inxi line 11258. Machine: Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookAir8,2 v: 1.0 serial: FVFZP82LLYWJ Mobo: Apple model: Mac-226CB3C6A851A671 serial: FV994561WYMLF07AH BIOS: Apple v: 15184.108.40.206.0 (iBridge rev: 0.1 date: 10/29/2020 Argument "Unknown" isn't numeric in division (/) at /usr/local/bin/inxi line 6787. Argument "Unknown" isn't numeric in division (/) at /usr/local/bin/inxi line 6791. Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: N/A condition: N/A/0.0 Wh CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8210Y bits: 64 type: MCP L2 cache: 256 KiB Speed: 1600 MHz min/max: 400/400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): No speed data found for 4 cores. Graphics: Message: No Device data found. Display: server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: N/A resolution: 1440x900 OpenGL: renderer: Intel UHD Graphics 617 v: 2.1 INTEL-16.0.49 Audio: Message: No Device data found. Network: Message: No Device data found. IF-ID-1: en3 state: active speed: 100baseTX duplex: full-duplex mac: ac:de:48:00:11:22 IF-ID-2: ap1 state: inactive speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: fa:ff:c2:1d:1f:b0 IF-ID-3: en0 state: active speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: f8:ff:c2:1d:1f:b0 IF-ID-4: en1 state: inactive speed: N/A duplex: full-duplex mac: 82:e7:8a:a4:58:01 IF-ID-5: en2 state: inactive speed: N/A duplex: full-duplex mac: 82:e7:8a:a4:58:00 IF-ID-6: bridge0 state: inactive speed: N/A duplex: unknown type mac: 82:e7:8a:a4:58:01 IF-ID-7: awdl0 state: active speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 3e:ea:78:3e:9c:39 IF-ID-8: llw0 state: active speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 3e:ea:78:3e:9c:39 Drives: Local Storage: total: dmesg.boot not found used: 95.96 GiB Drive Report: dmesg.boot not found Partition: ID-1: / size: 112.71 GiB used: 13.91 GiB (12.3%) fs: apfs dev: /dev/disk1s6s1 Swap: Alert: No Swap data was found. Sensors: Platform: No Darwin support. Is a comparable sensors tool available?
Thanks in advance for any help!