Is xorg.conf the only option for those configurations? Any suggestion for generating one, based on the current configuration?
I've got one of the new Quad Core i7 17" MacBook Pros and cannot get WiFi working through ndiswrapper without hangs on modprobe or (sometimes) kernel hangs. I am using the XP driver but it seems *very unstable* to the point of being completely unusable.
This might be due to the fact that I am using Maverick (10.10 - x86_64) rather than Natty (11.04) so that I get closed source ATI drivers without problems and also Natty (Alpha) is a bit unstable for me at the moment.
Real shame as everything else seems to work including BlueTooth (with drivers added as per discussion thread) and sound. I have the AMD watermark (unsupported) but 3D works fine even if it takes more power than necessary. Running on ethernet it is absolutely fine. I really wish I could swap the WiFi card in the Mac for one that works under Ubuntu.
Other problem with the Mac is that VirtualBox 4.xx under OS/X (with new Quad Core i7) is utter garbage - I can only get 32 bit VMs to work with 1 x CPU allocated otherwise it runs *very slowly* with 100% CPU on the host. Looks like a CPU bug to me or a bad OS/X bug. Means I cannot run either Ubuntu or CentOS as 64 bit VMs - which was the whole point of me buying a Mac - having a single machine that I could run Linux, OS/X and Windows on.
Very disappointed - I just hope that Apple and/or Oracle (VirtualBox) fix this. Bit of a deal breaker for me
It would be nice is Broadcom supported the Linux community a bit more. Come on guys - even a binary blob based driver would be better than the current scenario (and I am with RMS on this one - binary blobs in the kernel are a big no-no for me).
Is it worth me compiling up a new version of ndiswrapper or does this not make any difference?
Also - does anybody know how to disable the AMD watermark?
Look at my other post #177 on page 18
this is a known VirtualBox bug. You can work around it by booting into the OS X 32-bit kernel.
I have a new MacBookPro8.3 17“ + RealSSD C300 256Gb and it's working with 10.10 64bit.
WLAN is working with ndiswrapper
Graphic is working with AMD driver
but I have a problem with booting: if I start windows (doing reboot, and not shutdown) before starting ubuntu than everything is working. If not ubuntu is loading and working very slow. It seems that the problem is on some devices IRQ etc. that are not initialized by ubuntu, or need to be initialized before ubuntu starts. Does someone has the same issues?
I have a pair of problem with the wireless... (I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on a MacBook Pro 8.1)
I have read the guide you written, but I arleady have some problem with my home wireless... I can connect to all other wireless except mine.
I see the wireless but when I try to connect network-manager say to me that I put a wrong password! I tried with wicd too, but don't work.
My home wireless have a WPA and WPA2 - TKIP and AES cipher coding...
This is the output with iwconfig:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"tie-51841"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.422 GHz Access Point: 64:87: D7:00:82:99
Bit Rate=144 Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Power Management: off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
I hope that you understand my problem!
PS I have another problem with ndiswrapper... if I add it to the modules startup ubuntu won't startup xD
PPS I read in the guide that keyboard special function don't work.. but in mine work! I can change screen brightness and keyboard brightness too with f1,f2,f5 and f6...
MacBook Pro 8,2, tried both with beta1 and April 5th's daily (for amd64), I can't boot any variation of the installer because the dvdrom isn't found.
The only relevant errors I appear to be getting are along the lines of:
(in full at http://paste.ubuntu.com/589971/ )Code:[ 6.757775] ata2.01: failed to resume link (SControl 0)
Trying to mount /dev/sg0 gives me "not a block device". sda1 is mountable tho, so the sata controller seems to be picked up okay (I know this was an earlier bug with 7,1s).
Has anyone else seen this? I see no mention here nor on the wiki, which seems odd for what is, to me, a showstopper.
(edit: dmesg in entirety at http://paste.ubuntu.com/589977/ just in case being selective isn't helping)
Last edited by soneil; April 6th, 2011 at 12:44 AM.
Ubuntu Maverick 2.6.35-28-generic on MacBookPro 8,2 15", default MC723 configuration.
I've tried to install packages from mactel-support, but nothing from it seems to work.
1) Keyboard - fn button is ignored.
Keyboard model I'm using - MacBook Pro (intl), layouts - United States\USA and Russian Federation\Russia.
Can somebody with working Fn post steps to activate it, as well as working keyboard model and layout? Is it possible to setup Fn+Up as PageUp, etc...?
2) Touchpad tab on mouse preferences screen does not appear, xorg.conf settings are ignored. Again, exact steps to make it working?
3) Internal speakers are silent, but when I use headset it works like charm. How I can unmute them?
4) Internal Mic does not work in skype. In Gnome volume control it's unmuted but no spikes on meter even when I speak. Suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
PS. Temporary for media buttons I'm using Cmd+F7... combinations.