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    Re: Macbook 8,2 cant use external display

    My understanding is that, even in MacOS, you cannot run an external monitor on the Intel chip alone:
    You must have 'graphics switching' or the Readeon enabled to run the external display..

  2. Re: unlisted model mid-2010 17" MacBook Pro 6,1 -- out of luck?

    Aside from the screen size, the 15 and 17 inch models are always basically the same (some 17-inch models have increased GPU clock speed due to greater heat dissipation opportunities from the larger...
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    Re: Mavericks and Ubuntu?

    i have to say that this hit me like a ton of bricks!
    i hope it's true!
    i'm going to try it this Week End.. First i have to backup the 500GB of crap i have on my primary drive, switch back to GUID...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Using Proprietary Radeon drivers in 13.04 on MacBookPro8,3 (same as MacBookPro8,2

    Thank you so much for your response!
    i'll definitely try this out, if that's the case, i'm certain some boot options can be passed to force the selection of the proper channel...

    On second...
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    Mavericks and Ubuntu?

    Hello All,
    it seems Mavericks refuses to install on a drive that does not have a GUID partition table..
    However Ubuntu needs Master Boot Record partition scheme...

    Has anyone encountered this?...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Using Proprietary Radeon drivers in 13.04 on MacBookPro8,3 (same as MacBookPro8,2

    Just a quick note:
    i was hoping the proprietary Radeon drivers would finally work in 13.10; well, it's still the same black screen...

    Please, anyone, any help would be greatly appreciated!...
  7. Petition to bring back the 17-inch MacBook Pro -- please sign it!

    Hi All,

    I know this is slightly off-topic, and i hope it doesn't bother anyone...

    The MacBook Pro 17" is such a great machine!
    Please take a minute to sign the new petition to bring back the...
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    [all variants] Re: AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics works

    Same here (nearly).
    i tried this on a MacBook Pro 8,3 (same hardware as the MacBook Pro 8,2 except 17-inch) and got nearly the same result...
    i've been trying to install the Radeon proprietary...
  9. Re: Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't boot on Macbook Pro 17" after installing

    the bootloader should be installed at:
    on your Ubuntu partition.
    Make sure you also elect to format the Ubuntu partition (ext4 is best)
    also install refit (or refind)
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    [ubuntu] Re: macbook 2,1 ubuntu 12.04 LTS drivers?

    it may be trying to activate Unity in 3D; maybe you could set it to go directly to 2D because i wonder if the intel GMA 950 is even supported to run Unity3D...
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    [ubuntu] Re: macbook 2,1 ubuntu 12.04 LTS drivers?

    That was never a speed demon...
    But i'll bet even an entry-level SSD will make it fly... The interface is SATA (1.5Gbs) so no problems there...
    Plus, if it's for your mother, i imagine she doesn't...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Using Proprietary Radeon drivers in 13.04 on MacBookPro8,3 (same as MacBookPro8,2

    Hello All,

    i tried following these instructions, because it seemed promising.

    i still have not succeeded in using the fglrx (AMD Proprietary) drivers, but i have figured out how to recover from...
  13. [ubuntu] Using Proprietary Radeon drivers in 13.04 on MacBookPro8,3 (same as MacBookPro8,2) ?

    Hello All,

    I have been trying to install the proprietary drivers for the Radeon 6770M (on a MacBook Pro 8,3 running 13.04) with no success -- every time i restart, the screen goes black......
  14. [ubuntu_mobile] Re: syncing iphone 4s with iOS 5.1 in ubuntu 12.04

    i'd be interested also...
    i will test this in the next few days to see what can be done..
  15. [ubuntu] Re: xf86-input-mtrack: The Other Multitouch Trackpad Driver

    ok.. how do i do that again?
    Sorry for the lame-itude of my lameness...

    The instructions provided here stop to function at 'make'
  16. [ubuntu] Re: No keyboard or trackpad on MacBookPro8,2 and Precise 12.04 - Please help!

    i'm sorry, i made a small mistake, my new MacBook Pro is actually 8,3 rather than 8,2 -- i was just used to the 17-inch model ending with a 2 because of the 5,2 i had before....

    Please, if...
  17. [ubuntu] No keyboard or trackpad on MacBookPro8,3 and Precise 12.04 - Please help!

    Hello all,

    i'm sorry to bother everyone with this, but i cannot manage to fix this...

    A while back, i installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro 5,2, and everything was working great...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Gave up waiting for root device

    Thank you very much for this info!!

    I was in the same situation, sometimes it would boot, and sometimes it would stop with the same exact screen.

    I have tried your hint of uncommenting the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: macbook 5,1 trackpad configuration

    i'm a newcomer to Ubuntu, so please forgive my ignorance..

    I have a MacBookPro 5,2 and the exact same problem as described above.

    Disabling xserver-xorg-input-synaptics did not help at...
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