I recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Macbook Pro 6,2 i5 (quad core) laptop.
+64 bit Ubuntu
+microphone (edit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf to include "options snd-hda-intel model=mbp55")
+wireless (some connection issues)
+printers (network/usb tested)
+AWN (difficult to add icons)
WHAT DOESN'T WORK:
+function keys (pommed)
+startup screen (i915 error)
+external display (haven't tested)
(EFI UPDATE: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1098)
1. How do I get POMMED working so I can use my function keys?
2. Is there anyway to easily get BLUETOOTH working using the synaptic package manager? Has anyone else tested bluetooth on the i5 Macbook Pro's?
2. SOMETIMES The computer doesn't seem to recover from SLEEP MODE? I believe this is a bug on OSX as well. Apple recommends I do an EFI update ... however, is there a way to install the EFI update without installing OSX?
Does anyone else have any suggestions for Macbook Pro i5's? All 4 of the CPU's seems to be running at around 10% to 20% when idle? Does this seem normal to people for a quad core?