NVIDIA Backlight in Linux on MacbookPro 11,3

Theese steps only work with the proprietary NVIDIA drivers. Kernel Module In terms of kernel module, there’s nothing special on the MacBook Pro 11,3. Just use the apple_gmux kernel module. This module let’s you change the brightness via /sys/class/backlight/gmux_backlight/brightness or your usual UI controls. (The module itself does not work out of the box, read on) Poke the hardware a little Run this command after every boot to finally get gmux brightness control working:

Linux dual boot on Mac with Full Disk Encryption

Disclaimer Everything you’ll read in this post is based on my personal experience. I can’t guarantee that any of that works on your machine. Please understand that there’s still the (small) possibility that you brick your Mac. Apple does not support this setup - so you act ON YOUR OWN RISK!!! Why? Why Linux on a Mac? I really love OS X. But I also hate it. The golden walled garden is sometimes really getting in the way.