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Introduction

Welcome to the t2linux wiki!

This wiki contains knowledge about running Linux on Macs with the T2 chip. A list of those devices can be found on Apple's website.

Warnings

  • Some kernel versions, notably 5.8.x and 5.9.x are known to have issues. See the releases (those not marked as a pre-release) of aunali1/linux-mbp-arch for ones that have been tested. Keep in mind that some might very have reached their end of life
  • It is highly recommended that you use the stock Apple boot manager for all distributions, other boot managers like rEFInd have been known to cause issues.

Getting started

To get started with an installation, refer to the roadmap

Notable Resources

In general you can find most of the people involved on the Linux on T2 Macs (2018+) Discord Server, making it probably the most helpful and important resource of all.

Distributions

Different distributions are maintained by different people in their own repositories. If the distribution you want to use has a guide here, its recommended to follow it instead of the instructions given in one of the repositories or otherwise official documentation by distribution vendor, as it considers t2 support.

Kernel Modules

Support for hardware is cross distro besides patches to the distribution specific kernel. The following repos contain kernel modules for said support.

Guides and similar

Note that if you are using one of the distributions listed above you should follow their install guides rather than the ones listed under this section. However they might still be important to gain a better general picture or to help with specific issues.

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Notable Contributors

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