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  1. Re: new xf86-input for macbooks and other multitouch-touchpads.

    hi all!

    i updated the first posting to my best knowledge. i myself run Gentoo, so i don't know if i got it completely right for Ubuntu.

    i read through most of the thread but not everything, so:...
  2. new xf86-input for macbooks and other multitouch-touchpads.

    xf86-input-multitouch status:
    beta1 has been released. rc1 scheduled for July 20th.




    The Multitouch X Driver driver uses the kernel MT protocol to bring multi-touch gestures to the Linux...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    hey everybody,

    me again.

    so like probably all of you, I'm rather annoyed by the synaptics-drivers... i'm not blaming the developers here, it's just a 10 year old piece of software and maybe...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    hi there again, guys

    uhm - so I still haven't gotten my mic to work.
    there must be some patches or whatnot in your distros, in gentoo at least it doesn't seem to be working.

    so i was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    hi everybody

    i know most of you guys obviously use ubuntu.
    however i don't and i finally took the time to extract the appleir-code from the 33MB single diff-file that is applied to the vanilla...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    that's not weird, but called "kexec system call" - it's a kernel-feature, that allows you to simply reboot into another kernel, you skip everything else (like bios/efi and also grub)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    ... seriously - no one is gonna comment on that?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    so listen you guys....

    so i decided that i now use OS X, coz sound doesn't work with the headphones.

    i now believe opensource is "a cancer that infects everything it touches"...

    ohno wait a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    well you can enable TapButton1,2,3 - so you only have to tap to click - that is one help, also: i talked to some people who then told me that synaptics is being worked on, so that the apple-magic...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    Hey *,

    so i found this patch (which i altered a little bit) so that the CapsLock-Key becomes the "Print/SysRq"-Key.

    this way you can use the magic-sysrq-keys again.
    (Alt-CapsLock-S/U/O to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    should be sufficient to do a configure with --with-sequencer.
    like so:

    ./configure --enable-dynamic-minors --without-oss --with-cards="hda-intel" --with-sequencer

    .
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    hm okay- this is rather interesting. you might want to join alsa-devel - mailinglist with your information.

    or alternatively: could you grab alsa-info.sh (here:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    did you try the instructions you can find in this very thread?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    according to a few things i've been reading/hearing, the MBP5,4 (15") and the 17" have a different codec on their hda-chip, compared to the 13" 5,5.

    barryreid or some other mbp5,4-owner, could you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    that's actually a good pointer. i also have the new firmware. so that seems to be right.

    also: yeah reboot still sucks ;)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    hard to say. however there are a few things you can check:



    sudo lsmod | grep snd


    if that shows a bunch of lines including snd_hda_intel, the driver got loaded.
    see if...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    also:
    it's "bobbytables", not "bobbytales", guys ;)

    http://xkcd.com/327/
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    sure thing:

    grab it here:
    http://nutz.unfoog.de/mbp_2.6.30.config

    however: since i like to make my configs small, maybe this one is either not working with ubuntu. also: if you used...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    as stated in my more recent posts: there is a fix. eventhough it takes some manual labour.
    however maybe someone involved in this thread can make a little manual how to do it right on ubuntu.

    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    completely forgot to tell you guys:

    takashi fixed it as far as this:
    - digital out works ootb
    - built-in speakers work TOO!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
    - even "surround" seems to be an extra speaker...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    Well not 'compiz', but yes: my kwin is using compositing. so yeah - alpha-channel and wobbly windows, and exposť and all that jazz. ;) works perfectly.


    you're welcome :) although thanks...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    i got a question actually:

    all of those ubuntu users who also have the A1156 - Apple Remote:

    when you run "xev" and you start hitting buttons on your remote (while obviously pointing it to the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    it would be good to know if it is using the same chip.
    do this in a shell:


    sudo lspci |grep -i Audio

    and see if it returns:
    "Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    w000000000000000000000t


    okay i get sound =) via built-in speakers. .. right now it's by using hda-verb etc... it's kind of a hustle.

    just saying: sit tight, there'll be a solution in a bit =)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound on a Macbook Pro 5,5?

    hey folks,

    so we, .. well takashi iwai, made some major headway

    and digital-out works :) .. however analog still doesn't.

    if digital is enough for you, go grab his latest unstable snapshot:...
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