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MacBookPro 11.2 refining my mint 18.1 install

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My 11.2 is not that much different from everyone elses. 250GB SSD, 8GB memory, and a 250gb sd card in the slot.

My install was painless thanks to Racters wonderful writeup. Technically correct and wonderfully written and worded. Thanks.

Several other links are worth noting.

http://teslabs.com/articles/ubuntu-15-04-mbp-11-2/

  and Phils wich I used when I did a Majaro install earlier.

All works well and producing battery life of 6 plus hours.

Note though the interrupts fix has to be done as root not Super user (sudo)

Installed Scrivener in wine and as the last deb. Zotero-standalone and my other favorites.
I've set up my directories and backups so I don't have to worry about data loss and so I can upgrade to Manjaro when I get the urge again.

My dropbox directory is on my main ssd so I don't loose it each time we suspend. I just haven't set up the fix yet.

I-sight camera work but will need reinstalling at ever kernel upgrade.

network can be iffy but thats similar to und…

Macbook pro 11.2 Mint - Manjaro

Earlier this week I "upgraded" my MBP 11.2 to Sierra. Big mistake.
Lost that wonderful battery life of 10.11. Then 10.12 decided another upgrade was necessary and my 250gb sd card on which my lifeline dropbox folder was started going AWL each time the screen-saver came on.
Soooo no longer any reason to procrastinate- I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04.01 and copied all my files across from my backups. I rejigger my partitions and such.
But it did not feel right after my resent experiences with Manjaro. So I bit the bullet and reinstalled a Manjaro core.
Wireless works but took a bit of stuffing round. Don't use the latest kernel 4.4 will do and the modules will work with that.
see https://forum.manjaro.org/t/broadcom-bcm4360-wifi-not-working/2141/3

end result - all my critical programs are working well.
Evernote (thru web), Zotero, Scrivener native or thru wine, Xmind, Aeon (wine).
:-)
Oh and shotwell -shits- all over photo for a photo-management app...
to use "mac speek&qu…