So I’ve had this old iMac 27" mid-2011 that suffered from the apparently typical hardware problem of a failed graphics chip due to sub-standard solder, i.e. it didn’t contain lead… Needless to say, I’ve been using it to put post-it pads on.
I believe I’ve disabled the graphics chip with a nvram command and running on the integrated chip. I’ve booted Fedora 35 successfully and, as a matter of fact, it’s fantastic even without the graphics acceleration! I’ve not tested everything but I’ve not run into any problems.
However, I do have some questions:
- I have a SSD, do I need to add ‘discard’ to the fstab file? I did try this and the system crashed!
- Some Mac ‘genius’ fudged one of my temperature sensors and I need to manually control the fan. I did do a search and a command line tool is available but is their a GUI.