Hi, I pretty much have my MBA (macbook air) going to my satisfaction. So I thought it might help to put all of my findings into one post.
-First, Install rEFit, AND after doing that, run the standard MAC Software update because there is a rEFit software update that your Mac will run there.
-I'm dual booting; I got started here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...(Air)|(Macbook) This helps you get the wireless and the sound going as well.
- After installing rEFit, doing your partitions and installing Ubuntu, one still has to 'Syncronize your partitions'. Otherwise Ubuntu might not boot correctly from the rEFit menu, even though everything looks right. This is done right at the rEFit menu with the Partition Editor. Just click the partition editor and it should by default ask you if you'd like to sync your partitions. Just type 'y' for yes and that's all.
- I've had NO Problems with the MBA Superdrive, even after just installing Ubuntu and rebooting, it worked fine;
- I don't know yet if the touchpad works with all its features, BUT, and this is a real plus for me, there seem to be NO Problems typing - that is, there is no jumpy cursor like I've encountered in Ubuntu on other laptops that have a touchpad. (now that I think about it, all the other laptops were windows-based)
- As the tutorial above mentions, iSight works right out of the box. Download the program 'Cheese' using Add/Remove.
-Bluetooth works right out of the box.I had to right-click the Bluetooth icon on the top task bar, choose Preferences and choose 'Visible and Connectable for other devices'. It actually detected my white Apple mouse.
This is all I can think of for now. Hopefully this will help some folks...Thanks, Frank B.