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  1. #161
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    Re: Ubuntu on MacBookPro7,1

    Is it possible to disable the touchpad when typing? In the mouse config dialog it's not also possible to disable tap to click. I tried using synclient to disable the touchpad when typing, but synclient gives an error. Multitouch works, two/three taps, vertical/horizantal scrolling etc.

    Code:
    $ synclient -m 500
    Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?
    Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
    The bcm5974-dkms and xserver-xorg-input-synaptics packages are installed. The diagnostic script for the bcm5974 modules says that no synaptics driver is loaded.

    Code:
    $ /usr/src/bcm5974-1.1.7/scripts/bcm5974-diagnostics 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    * Kernel version: 2.6.35-23-generic
    * Synaptics version: 1.2.2-2ubuntu5-mactel1
    * USB device: Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05ac:0237 Apple, Inc. Internal Keyboard/Trackpad (ISO)
    * /lib/modules/2.6.35-23-generic/kernel/drivers/input/mouse/bcm5974.ko: exists
    * /etc/modules: bcm5974 no longer explicitly listed, good
    * /etc/modprobe.d/options: file not found
    * /etc/modprobe.d/bcm5974: no such file, good
    * /lib/modules/2.6.35-23-generic/modules.usbmap: maps to bcm5974, good
    * bcm5974: module is loaded
    * /proc/bus/input/devices: module is registered
    Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
    Any idea how to get this working?
    Last edited by kcleong; December 11th, 2010 at 12:48 PM.

  2. #162
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    Re: Ubuntu on MacBookPro7,1

    Hi, sorry for reviving an old thread, but it's still relevant for me I'm about to buy a macbookpro7,1, and have been reading this entire thread and the community wiki. Are there any problems left when using macbookpro7,1 and Ubuntu (with gnome) 10.10 or 11.04? I have three questions:

    1. Does the video bug (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...rg/+bug/681465) affect all machines?

    2. What kind of battery life do you have in your everyday use?

    3. Also are there any other serious bugs when using Ubuntu on this machine?

    Thanks for your time!
    Last edited by tomsecret; March 12th, 2011 at 07:52 PM. Reason: typo

  3. #163
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    Re: Ubuntu on MacBookPro7,1

    Quote Originally Posted by scullez View Post
    Don't forget to run update-grub after editing /etc/default/grub. Have you did that?

    You have to install and configure pommed using this wiki: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro7-1/Lucid
    Hi,
    i have same problems-still can not get the LCD Brightness setup. I posted my question alo here:
    i,
    i still have brightness adjustment problems (F1-F2). I have MacBook Pro 7.1 and Ubuntu 10.04 64bit. I installed Ubuntu following this guide:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro7-1/Lucid
    After i made for the first time:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove pommed
    sudo apt-get install git-core libdbus-1-dev libconfuse-dev libaudiofile-dev libasound-dev libpci-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev libglade2-dev libgtk2.0-dev libx11-dev libxext-dev libxpm-dev
    git clone git://git.debian.org/git/pommed/pommed.git
    cd pommed
    make
    I had keyboard and screen light working. But after few restarts, and - i think - after i activated nvidia drivers, i can´t set up brightness any more-it stays always on the 100%.

    I followed instructions on this forum, but nothing helps me. Anyone knows how to fix this?
    but nothing...

    Is there some easy fix for this issue?
    MacBook Pro7,1, Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

  4. #164
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    Re: Ubuntu on MacBookPro7,1

    Does anyone know if the problems and workarounds for the MacBookPro7,1 running Ubuntu 10.10 documented at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...ro7-1/Maverick have changed at all for Ubuntu 11.04?

  5. #165
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    Re: Ubuntu on MacBookPro7,1

    Upgraded to 11.04 on macbook pro 7,1.
    Sound doesn't work. It was working on ubuntu 10.10, but not now. I run alsamixer and everything is unmuted, and at 100% volume. However, there is no front speaker control.
    My Nvidia mcp89 is recognized and every looks working in gnome-volume-control, but no sound.

  6. #166
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    Re: Ubuntu on MacBookPro7,1

    This is what I did to get sound working in Natty-
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...Maverick#Sound

  7. #167
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    Re: Ubuntu on MacBookPro7,1

    Quote Originally Posted by sciurus View Post
    Does anyone know if the problems and workarounds for the MacBookPro7,1 running Ubuntu 10.10 documented at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...ro7-1/Maverick have changed at all for Ubuntu 11.04?
    I was able to use the maverick directions to get a clean install of natty working. I did have some trouble with the keys for display brightness at first - but all works well now.

  8. #168
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    Re: Ubuntu on MacBookPro7,1

    I did that in 10.10, and after upgrade, sound alsa-base.conf remains with that line. That's not the problem.
    It seems a bad config of pulseaudio, or maybe alsa, beacause the nvidia card is recognized and all unmutted but no sound at all.

  9. #169
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    Re: Ubuntu on MacBookPro7,1

    I can't believe it!!

    I found the solution. It was all the Mactel PPA, this is a big mistake, this should be warned!! Those untrusted ppas....

    So, simply uninstall snd-hda-dkms with Synaptics and reboot!

    Via: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...&postcount=307

  10. #170
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    Re: Ubuntu on MacBookPro7,1

    How does Ubuntu 11.04 work on Macbook? I have 10.10 and waking time from suspend/hibernation is not impressive, i have some freezing issues at flash sites and it just doesn´t work as smooth as with thinkpads...
    MacBook Pro7,1, Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

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