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    Kali-Setup Macbook Pro - missing touchpad and bluetooth

    Hy @ Ladies & Gents

    I am trying to install kali Linux 64 Bit on an Macbook Pro late 2016 following this tutorial "".
    The ISO is burned to DVD and booting from the rEFInd installation stated in the above mentioned tutorial. After booting Kali-DVD-Iso it end with Kali/Gnome Graphical User Interface and Kali Wallpaper.

    Next step should be resizing OSX partition to maybe 50 GBytes covering the Kali Linux boot partition, but my touchpad is not initialized as well as my bluetooth to pair mouse and additional keyboard. That means no way to get started with gParted.

    Besides i have to adjust the screen resolution because of a 50+ grann´s eyes only can read this with magnifying glasses.

    It is obvious that these question appears ten times a day so please be so kind and link my to a matching thread where i can find a solution for the following summary:

    - adjusting/reducing screen resolution during Kali-Install

    - Initializing the Touchpad of the MBP during Kali-Install

    - Starting Bluetooth Services to pair Bluetooth Mouse and additional keyboard

    Thanks in advance and best regards


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    When installing a new OS on any machine it is good to have wired keyboard and mouse because most of the time you can't install the drivers you need until after installation. My first idea would be to pre-install the drivers necessary by building your own custom Kali ISO with the drivers already on it, for bluetooth and trackpad, mac hardware always gives linux systems a hard time, especially newer mac's. Getting Kali to run correctly on my 2015 Macbook pro was a headache but it is possible.
    However this link might be able to help Macbook-Pro-Kali-Mac-OS-Dual-Boot-Install-Guide
    Good luck.

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    Hy @ apothicon...,

    thks for Your reply. ;-) Still working on it since 14e4:43xx devices are closed source kali devleoper are acting brave and wise not to offer iso´s out of the box for macintosh devices. Since debian and linux manias are most of the time busy with feeding their hungry homebounds, there seems not enough income left for hardware that is solid like rocks.

    In the meantime i did some kungfu with google and found the missing driver and an easy to read explanation on how PCI devices talk to each other @ Now i am going to look for the cruical touchpad driver. With a little patience and luck it might be possible to get it fixed within the next days. May be it ends in building an iso running an MPB established in series 13.x and 14.x stored mega leaving a link down here.

    Regards Ede

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    Dear Ladies & Gents...,

    here is a link with necessary drivers for MBP 13.3 and 14.3!jJxWwZaT!QJIqt1rzC...cLiSn_ecQuuwgI
    Here are links with helpfull explainations and how to install

    Broadcom 4360 actually comes with either of two distinct chips, 14E4:4360 and 14E4:43A0. There is no driver in Linux for the first one, while wl is an appropriate driver for the second one. You can determine which one you have by means of the following command:

    lspci -vnn | grep -i net

    There is no support for Broadcom 4360 14E4:4360 on Linux. The definitive guide in these matters is Linux Wireless, which gives in this table the list of all Broadcomm wireless chips, and the available Linux drivers. As you can see, no driver is listed under BCM4360 14E4:4360.

    PCI-ID	Supported?	Chip ID	Modes	PHY version	Alternative
    14e4:0576	not tested	BCM43224	a/b/g/n	?	wl/brcm80211
    14e4:4301	yes (b43legacy)	BCM4301	b	B	
    14e4:4306	yes (b43legacy)	BCM4306/2	b/g	G	
    14e4:4307	yes	BCM4306/3	b/g	G	
    14e4:4311	yes	BCM4311	b/g	G	wl
    14e4:4312	yes	BCM4311	a/b/g	G (r8)	wl
    14e4:4313	not tested	BCM4311	a	?	wl
    no	BCM4313	b/g/n	LCN (r1)	wl/brcm80211
    14e4:4315	yes	BCM4312	b/g	LP (r1)	wl
    14e4:4318	yes	BCM4318	b/g	G (r7)	
    14e4:4319	yes	BCM4318	a/b/g	G	
    14e4:4320	yes (b43legacy)	BCM4306/2	b/g	G (r1)	
    yes	BCM4306/3	?	G (r2)	
    14e4:4321	partially	BCM4321	?	N (r2)	
    14e4:4322	yes (3.18+)	BCM4322	b/g/n	N (r4)	wl
    14e4:4324	yes (b43legacy)	BCM4306	a/b/g	G (r1)	
    yes	BCM4306/3	a/b/g	G (r5)	
    14e4:4325	yes (b43legacy)	BCM4306/2	b/g	G (r1)	
    14e4:4328	partially	BCM4321	a/b/g/n	N (r2)	wl
    14e4:4329	partially	BCM4321	b/g/n	N (r1)	wl
    14e4:432a	not tested	BCM4321	a/n	N	wl
    14e4:432b	partially	BCM4322	a/b/g/n	N (r4)	wl
    14e4:432c	yes	BCM4322	b/g/n	N	wl
    14e4:432d	not tested	BCM4322	a/n	N	wl
    14e4:4331	yes (3.2-rc3+)	BCM4331	a/b/g/n	HT (r1)	wl
    14e4:4350	yes (3.8+)	BCM43222	a/b/g/n	N (r6)	
    14e4:4353	yes (3.1+)	BCM43224	a/b/g/n	N (r6)	wl/brcm80211
    14e4:4357	yes (3.1+)	BCM43225	b/g/n	N (r6)	wl/brcm80211
    14e4:4358	yes (3.17+)	BCM43227	b/g/n	N (r16)	wl
    14e4:4359	yes (3.17+)	BCM43228	a/b/g/n	N (r16)	wl
    14e4:4360	no	BCM4360	?	AC (r1)	
    14e4:4365	no	BCM43142	b/g/n	LCN40 (r3)	wl
    14e4:43a0	no	BCM4360	a/b/g/n/ac	AC?	wl
    no	BCM4352	a/b/g/n/ac	?	wl
    14e4:43a9	yes (3.17+)	BCM43217	b/g/n	N (r17)	
    14e4:43aa	yes (3.17+)	BCM43131	b/g/n	N (r17)	
    14e4:43b1	no	BCM4352	a/b/g/n/ac	AC (r3)	wl
    14e4:4727	no	BCM4313	b/g/n	LCN (r1)	wl/brcm80211
    14e4:a8d6	not tested	BCM43222	?	N (6)	
    14e4:a8d8	yes (3.6+)	BCM43224	a/b/g/n	N (r6)	brcm80211
    yes (3.6+)	BCM43225	?	N (r6)	brcm80211
    14e4:a8db	partially (3.18+)	BCM43217	b/g/n	N (r17)	
    14e4:a99d	not tested	BCM43421?	?	?	wl
    Two lines below in the same table, it is shown that the other chip with which 4360 is produced, 14E4:43A0, is instead supported by the proprietary driver wl. The correct procedure to install this driver is described here, in the Debian Wiki. For Wheezy, you should add this line.

    deb wheezy main contrib non-free

    Known problems & limitations

    Some stalls (on G-PHY only?) possibly related to CCK vs. OFDM, see WRT54g / b43 / mac802.11 BREAKTHROUGH
    N-PHY: 5 GHz support requires kernel 3.17+
    HT-PHY: no support for 5 GHz
    No support for 802.11n features (HT, aggregation, 40 MHz width)

    In case of questions just drop me a E-Mail.

    Best Regards

    Last edited by Edebeton; 2018-03-12 at 00:20.

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    Hey @ All

    Just to continue answering the the questions in Post #1, here is a some helpful hints to initialize the cruical touch-pad and keyboard on
    Apple`s new Macbook Pro series 13. 3 and 14.3 establishedEntefr late 2016 to 2017.

    Just read and study following Link:

    Enter following lines in a terminal:

    - "echo -e "\n# applespi\napplespi\nspi_pxa2xx_platform\nintel_lps s_pci" >> /etc/initramfs-tools/modules"

    - "apt install dkms"

    - "git clone /usr/src/applespi-0.1"

    - "dkms install -m applespi -v 0.1"

    Reboot MBP and following features should work:

    - Basic Typing
    - FN keys
    - Driver unloading (no more hanging)
    - Basic touchpad functionality (even right click, handled by libinput)
    - MT touchpad functionality (two finger scroll, probably others)
    - Interrupts!
    - Suspend / resume

    The timeouts till the touchbar is dimmed and turned off can be changed via the idle_timeout and dim_timeout module params or sysfs attributes (/sys/class/input/input9/device/...); they default to 3min and 2.5min, respectively. See also modinfo appletb.

    Best regards Ede

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