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- Jan 2012
Getting Linux working Properly on a Mid-2011 Macbook Pro?
-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
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...
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.
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- Pawtucket RI, in Florida until end of march
Dude, go buy a PC and install any Linux you want..