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February 13th, 2009, 02:02 AM
I have looked at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook4-1/Intrepid

Wireless (AirPort)
I see no components under Systems -> Hardware Drivers, so it is impossible to simply activate "Broadcom STA wireless driver"

Touchpad (appletouch)
I have done what it says but nothing is different.

Have not attempted anything else.

February 13th, 2009, 03:45 AM
please check that the "wl" driver is loaded. You can do this by running "lsmod" in a terminal.

For the touchpad to work right, you will probably need to install some packages from the mactel-support PPA and make sure there is no touchpad configuration section in your xorg.conf file if you are trying to use the fdi file.

February 20th, 2009, 06:05 AM
I do not see "wl" in the list, so how do I load the driver?

February 20th, 2009, 02:48 PM
I do not see "wl" in the list, so how do I load the driver?
First, make sure to unload other drivers that may conflict:

sudo modprobe -r b43
sudo modprobe -r b43legacy

then load the wl module:

sudo modprobe wl

then add 'wl' to /etc/modules so that it loads automatically on startup.

May 8th, 2009, 05:06 AM
When trying to load "wl" with:
sudo modprobe wl

it returns:
FATAL: Error inserting wl (/lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/volatile/wl.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

May 8th, 2009, 03:28 PM
can you check dmesg after you do that?