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Hi everyone, I'm trying to use Ubuntu 11.10 on my Macbook Pro. I cannot get it to work correctly. I'm having so many problems it's rediculous: -Wireless does not work. ...
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- 02-27-2012 #1
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- Dec 2011
Getting Linux working Properly on a Mid-2011 Macbook Pro?
Hi everyone, I'm trying to use Ubuntu 11.10 on my Macbook Pro. I cannot get it to work correctly. I'm having so many problems it's rediculous:
-Wireless does not work. I followed this tutorial exactly, with no errors, but It still doesn't work. I may be mistaken about which wireless card I have. I couldn't find a tutorial for 11.10, only 11.04 "ubuntubuzz.com/2011/10/macbook-pro-wireless-broadcom-bcm4331.html"
-The trackpad doesn't work properly. I can't drag windows.
-bluetooth mouse does not work
-doesn't work correctly with an external monitor. Windows snap halfway down the screen.
-trying to install Google Chromium via apt-get or software center gives me an error when connected to ethernet.
Is there another Full-fledged Linux distro (Ubuntu-based if possible, or maybe Fedora) that will work correctly with little or no tweaking?
If not, is there any way to get it working properly? As far as I can tell, the wireless card is a broadcom 4331, but I could be wrong.
If it matters, Ubuntu is not on the main hard drive, it's on a second hard drive installed in place of the CD drive.
Thanks in advance.
- 02-27-2012 #2Is there another Full-fledged Linux distro (Ubuntu-based if possible, or maybe Fedora) that will work correctly with little or no tweaking?Mid-2011
Not a lot of Linux using Mac users that I personally know of also.
If wanting info on the broadcom wireless chip. Exact number since you say
As far as I can tell, the wireless card is a broadcom 4331, but I could be wrong.
Debian HCL; Debian GNU/Linux device driver check & report
- 02-27-2012 #3
It's like Roky says...
Few Mac users go full-fledged Linux, so documentation is a bit sparse.
More info is needed, for sure.
It's mainly for wireless, but gives boatloads of system information! And since Wireless is on your list...
- 02-28-2012 #4
Found these mac Ubuntu 11.10 isos especially for Mac computers
Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
and these install instructions
best I can do for you after the bars closed.
- 02-28-2012 #5
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- Feb 2012
- Pawtucket RI, in Florida until end of march
Dude, go buy a PC and install any Linux you want..