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Thread: Issues with Keyboard and Mouse for Dual Boot Kali Linux on Macbook

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    Post Issues with Keyboard and Mouse for Dual Boot Kali Linux on Macbook

    Hello everyone,

    I am new and had an issue that arose after the successful imaging of my flash drive with an iso file of kali linux (specifically kali-linux-kde-2019.1a-amd64.iso). My problem happened when i rebooted my laptop and tried to run the Live version of Kali from the USB boot drive. Everything loaded up fine graphically but I was unable to interact with the system, my built-in keyboard, my trackpad mouse, etc. were not working at all. I was wondering if this is an issue that has come up with other people and if so how can i fix it? FYI i have a Macbook 2015 running macOS Mojave 10.14.4.

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    That's a known issue (in the kernel) and the driver for keyboard and mouse will land in a later kernel.

    Three solutions: wait for a later kernel, use a VM, or use an external keyboard/mouse (not apple).

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    I have a question, has this been fixed? it's been a while since this post and my install and live version are both still just freezing as soon as it boots. i went to the bugs page and all i could find was one that talked about keyboard and mouse being frozen but it says fixed but its still not working for me. this is the link where I read this https://bugs.kali.org/view.php?id=4999 I am trying to install the newest version of Kali to date.

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    If I recall, it has been in a 5.X kernel. Since it's still 4.19, the answer is no. Kali depends on Debian testing for the kernels.

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    Has there been any update on the new kernel to fix the MacBook Pro 2019 keyboard issue?

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    Nope, currently running 5.2. 5.3 (or possibly 5.4) is where it is: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-Key-Trackpads

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    I see. So I?ve read that support for new macs comes in 5.3 but you mentioned it works in 5.2. Is this the case?

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    No, I said Kali is currently running 5.2.

    5.3 is where support for the keyboard may be (or 5.4). So you'll have to wait.

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