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(Ubuntu 16.04)

First, searched a lot through the web, and answers don't work for Macbook Pro 2015 (exact model is 11,4).
For instance that answer has no effect on my MBP.

Tried also pommed (written in 2012).

This question resembles some older questions, but is related to newer MBP models.

Note that if you got the keyboard backlight working and wonder what MBP version you have, enter

sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name

Note also that besides keyboard backlight, everything Ubuntu 16.04 on MBP 2015 works great!

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    This is a total shot in the dark, but does it work under OSX? If not, have you tried to reset your SMC? It seems the backlight might not work even under OSX if there is a issue within SMC. Here is the link to reset: support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201295 That link is from here: osxdaily.com/2013/11/22/… – G Trawo Dec 13 '17 at 17:45
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    Here is another great link about getting Ubuntu working well on a MacBook: medium.com/@racter/… – G Trawo Dec 13 '17 at 17:46
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    @GTrawo Thanks, but the backlight works fine under OSX. – Ring Ø Dec 14 '17 at 1:24
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    Well, it was worth a shot. Sorry I can't be of more help. – G Trawo Dec 14 '17 at 16:48
  • Can you please confirm that the keyboard backlight doesn't work, and that it's not the keypresses that are remapped? I seem to recall reading somewhere that function key mappings are a Mac when running Debian are incorrectly mapped (or, rather, non-intuitively mapped). – richbl Dec 16 '17 at 5:11

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