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Bug #13576

Keyboard and trackpad do not work on 2016/17 Macbook Pro

Added by Drypht 3 months ago. Updated 20 days ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Hardware support
Target version:
Start date:
08/03/2017
Due date:
% Done:

0%

QA Check:
Dev Needed
Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Research
Blueprint:
Easy:
Affected tool:

Description

MacBook Pro 15-inch 2016 with touch bar (model MacBookPro13,3)

Tails boots to greeter but neither the trackpad nor keyboard work, so the system is unusable without external peripherals.

WhisperBack.txt View - Report (487 KB) Fred14587, 08/11/2017 01:20 PM

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#1 Updated by emmapeel 2 months ago

  • Assignee set to Drypht
  • QA Check set to Info Needed
  • Type of work changed from Code to Research

Hello Drypht:

Were you able to boot previous versions of Tails on that laptop?

Which ones?

Could you send us a WhisperBack report so we can see the hardware information?

Thanks in advance!

#2 Updated by Fred14587 2 months ago

Hello,

I have the same problem with the same hardware !

Thank's for your help :)

#3 Updated by emmapeel 2 months ago

  • QA Check changed from Info Needed to Dev Needed

Could any users with this problem please try to boot a Debian Live ISO from here and see if the problem persists?

Thanks in advance!

There are live isos here:

https://get.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/

You should get the one named debian-live-9.1.0-amd64-gnome+nonfree.iso
(signed hashes are available in the parent directory).

#4 Updated by Fred14587 2 months ago

I Test with : debian-live-9.1.0-amd64-gnome+nonfree.iso

and it's the same problem !

#5 Updated by intrigeri about 2 months ago

  • Assignee changed from Drypht to anonym

Can you please take a look as part of "help triage new tickets that are on nobody else's plate when frontdesk isn't in a good position to do it"?

#6 Updated by DMeNTED 23 days ago

Same issue... MacBook Pro with touchbar. No keyboard or mouse access and touchbar is black.

Have read some people using various drivers that are off the dev trees to get them working... not sure if they could be rolled up into tails or if a doc with install instructions could be put out after the drivers are checked, I'm not a unix guy so getting into the nuts and bolts of drivers is beyond me,

Touchbar - https://github.com/roadrunner2/macbook12-spi-driver/blob/touchbar-driver-hid-driver/appletb.c
keyboard - https://github.com/cb22/macbook12-spi-driver
palm rejection patch for libinput - https://gist.github.com/peterychuang/5cf9bf527bc26adef47d714c758a5509

original source for this stuff:

https://github.com/Dunedan/mbp-2016-linux#keyboard--touchpad

Hopefully this helps ... I'd love to be able to run Tails anywhere, including on my own hardware.

Cheers.

#7 Updated by DMeNTED 23 days ago

DMeNTED wrote:

Same issue... MacBook Pro with touchbar. No keyboard or mouse access and touchbar is black.

Have read some people on other distros using various drivers that are off the dev trees to get them working... not sure if they could be rolled up into tails or if a doc with install instructions could be put out after the drivers are checked, I'm not a unix guy so getting into the nuts and bolts of drivers is beyond me,

Touchbar - https://github.com/roadrunner2/macbook12-spi-driver/blob/touchbar-driver-hid-driver/appletb.c
keyboard - https://github.com/cb22/macbook12-spi-driver
palm rejection patch for libinput - https://gist.github.com/peterychuang/5cf9bf527bc26adef47d714c758a5509

original source for this stuff:

https://github.com/Dunedan/mbp-2016-linux#keyboard--touchpad

Hopefully this helps ... I'd love to be able to run Tails anywhere, including on my own hardware.

Cheers.

#8 Updated by intrigeri 23 days ago

  • Target version set to Tails_3.3

Putting this more clearly on anonym's plate for initial triaging. (I suspect there's nothing we can do about it right now, but perhaps a backport of $something would be enough.)

Anyone affected by this bug, please try to reproduce with https://get.debian.org/images/buster_di_alpha1-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/debian-live-buster-DI-a1-amd64-gnome.iso.

#9 Updated by deepthinker 20 days ago

As requested I've tested with the Debian iso you posted and got the same result - Inbuilt keyboard and trackpad don't work.

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