Linux on Mac Mini – power on after power loss

The Mac Mini doesn’t save this information in its BIOS (or equivalent), so you need to set it on each boot. I use my distribution’s /etc/rc.local file for this.

Either way, these are the commands to run (copy, and uncomment the correct line for your Mini):

## PPC Mac Mini
#echo server_mode=1 > /proc/pmu/options

## Intel Mac Mini
#setpci -s 0:1f.0 0xa4.b=0

## nVidia Mac Mini
#setpci -s 00:03.0 0x7b.b=0x19

## Unibody Mac Mini
#setpci -s 0:3.0 -0x7b=20

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.