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Fi5hy
August 10th, 2012, 02:00 AM
I painstakingly spent about 3 days getting a triple-boot working and all the apps I wanted installed on my new Macbook Pro, and so far most things are working just fine, but wi-fi and one other thing aren't working. Any suggestions?
I'm not really sure what to provide here, if you need any more information, just let me know.

Fi5hy
August 14th, 2012, 09:30 AM
Bump...

CrazyDymond88
August 14th, 2012, 04:15 PM
Hey there, I managed to get the wifi working by following this post http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1987927.html


Run the following in the terminal:
$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure firmware-b43-installer
response from terminal:
$ No chroot environment found. Starting normal installation
$ Unsupported device(s) found: PCI id 14e4:4331
Aborting.

then run:
$ sudo modprobe b43
$ export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
$ cd ~\Downloads
$ wget http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2 $ tar -xjf broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
$ sudo b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o

You'll get a response like this:
This file is recognised as:
filename : wl_apsta.o
version : 666.2
MD5 : e1b05e268bcdbfef3560c28fc161f30e

...and a lot of extracting will happen

Then enter:
$ dmesg | tail -2

You'll get a response like this:
[ 5866.172626] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 5870.282827] applesmc: FS! : read arg fail

Then just enable/disable wireless in Network Manager and it works!

Only I noticed every time I rebooted the machine the wifi would disconnect and dissapear as the OS was booting. So I put a line in /etc/rc.local
modprobe b43
save, reboot and all should be good.

My issue is getting the touchpad to work with multitouch and more importantly waking the machine from sleep!