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    Ubuntu 20.04 on Macbook Pro 2012 13" Retina

    °WSo I finally installed Ubuntu on an old 2012 Macbook Pro 13"



    To the point, things that worked out of the box:



    • WiFi

    • Audio
    • Screen (everything looks good on Retina, automatically scaled)


      • STEAM was opening at 100%, so super small fonts, but managed to fix it on the .desktop file

      • Same with Spotify, but fixed it doing CONTROL +

    • Webcam (was surprised by that)


    Need to properly configure




    • Bluetooth: it appears to work, detects devices, but once I pair it with earphones, they sound intermitent (sound ON, then OFF with delay)

    • Battery: it runs out super fast and the laptop itself heats up if I have it plugged charging


    Questions




    • I have installed TLP and PowerTop, but I'm not sure if I have to manually set them up or do they work with auto tune or automatically out of the box?

    • If I'm using 20.04, do I need to add the Mactel-Support PPA and install the utilities there to properly configure the battery, fans and bluetooth or are those tools outdated?


    I see a lot of documentation online that seems super helpful but I'm not sure which ones to follow, as some of them are from 2009 (as an example).

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    Re: Ubuntu 20.04 on Macbook Pro 2012 13" Retina


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    Re: Ubuntu 20.04 on Macbook Pro 2012 13" Retina

    If there is a firmware update for the system (I'm not familiar with Mac stuff) then make sure it is as updated as possible

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