Xmobar updating

It seems that every release of Mac hardware is slightly different from the previous, mac_ctrl needs to know the paths to the various pieces of hardware so you will probably need to customize these the first time you run mac_ctrl.

June 5th, 2010 This post is also available in: Italian 16 Comments »Posted in _ articles You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Tagged as: _ configuration_ window manager_ xmonad I’ll write here my configuration of xmonad in order to find it easily in the future.

Typically the problems are with the trackpad, wireless drivers and heat control — The fans on my MBP didn’t want to kick on at the point I’d like them to and Fedora just runs hotter than OSX does for the same workflow.

The dual boot install with Fedora 19 works pretty well, I shrank the OSX disk using the Disk Utility (filesystem operations are always safer when using native tools), and then booted from a USB install of Fedora 19 Beta or maybe slightly newer — the final release isn’t for a few more weeks but things are looking pretty stable.

For years I have dual booted my Macbook with Fedora.

Things have always almost worked, but never quite as smoothly as they do under OSX.

xmonad is a dynamically tiling X11 window manager that is written and configured in Haskell (

At the time the installer had a bug in the kickstart output so it didn’t write the exact partitioning information. Yes, we removed the individual package selection option, but you can still select major groups for the install.


For example I have the media keys setup to use mpc and wanted to also control the fans, disply and keyboard brightness.

After a bit of searching I came across this blog post using a bash script.



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