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Thread: Why aren't macbook pro drivers included by default?

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    Why aren't macbook pro drivers included by default?

    Seems prety straitforward.
    It's easier to install on a dell than a mac.
    I need to download wireless drivers when my internet isn't working!!!

    It's a wireless network.
    That's pretty retarded if you ask me.

    -Sara

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    Re: Why aren't macbook pro drivers included by default?

    You're here now, so you have some kind of net connection, download the drivers you need, and transfer them over to your other computer. They can't fit everything on one CD.
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    Re: Why aren't macbook pro drivers included by default?

    Quote Originally Posted by wannadumpwindows View Post
    You're here now, so you have some kind of net connection, download the drivers you need, and transfer them over to your other computer. They can't fit everything on one CD.
    If I new how to do that I would.
    Is there anything wrong with using a dvd?
    -Sara
    -A version with extra drivers

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    Re: Why aren't macbook pro drivers included by default?

    Please file a bug, or make a suggestion in the appropriate channel if you think something is broken. We have tried to explain this in other threads already, and there is really nothing that we can do in this forum anyway... we are not the ubuntu developers.

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    Re: Why aren't macbook pro drivers included by default?

    Quote Originally Posted by suchawato View Post
    Seems prety straitforward.
    It's easier to install on a dell than a mac.
    I need to download wireless drivers when my internet isn't working!!!

    It's a wireless network.
    That's pretty retarded if you ask me.

    -Sara
    The drivers aren't included because it's proprietary hardware with absolutely no manufacturer support whatsoever. Why don't you write a driver that could be included in the next kernel release?

    Is there a place where windows users go to complain about problems after they PAY for an OS? Windows doesn't include the drivers by default either!

    NDISWrapper is a small download. You have the Windows drivers for your card either in bootcamp or on OSX disk one, depending on your version of OSX. build-essentials package is included on the CD.

    Type:
    sudo apt-cdrom add
    sudo apt-get install build-essentials

    then follow instructions to build ndiswrapper.

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    Last edited by russo.mic; May 2nd, 2008 at 04:41 PM.
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    Re: Why aren't macbook pro drivers included by default?

    Quote Originally Posted by russo.mic View Post
    sudo apt-cdrom add
    Nice shortcut, didn't know about that one.

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    Re: Why aren't macbook pro drivers included by default?

    How many threads relatng to the same topic are you going to start? Seems like the people on your other thread told you exactly how to do this, you just don't seem to want to do what needs to be done. If you aren't willing to help yourself, there isn't much we can do for you either.

    Your other post . . . .
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=778354
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