Works great on late model MacBook Pro 11.1 Retina



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    Forrest Smith

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for posting so much info in here - I bet CloudReady looks amazing on such a high-res screen.

  • Forrest Smith

    PS - if you're still running this guy - synclient can help you perfect your preferred options, and then you can drop the settings into one of the files in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

  • Daniel Lee

    It does look amazing on the Retina screen.

    Only downside is that it is really sucking down battery power. 57% Battery left and Chrome is telling me I only have 1:44 left. Agreed on the touchpad being really finicky, palm rejection is not working well.

  • Forrest Smith


    Do you have NVIDIA graphics on your macbook? The battery trouble could be related to always-on discrete graphics or something.

    I don't have a fix for that, but it would be nice to gain the insight.

    Otherwise - glad you guys are enjoying it!

  • Daniel Lee


    Nope, no Nvidia/discrete graphics on the one.  It's a MBPR 13", and I don't believe its possible to get NVIDIA graphics on a MBPR 13", even as an option.

  • Forrest Smith

    Hey Daniel,

    I guess the horse power on that intel chip combined with the big display must just be a lot to carry. 


    My Samsung Ativ 9 has a 3200x1800 and gets about 5 hrs when I keep brightness reasonable.

    Hope you can make it work for you!

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