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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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    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.

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    Is there another Full-fledged Linux distro (Ubuntu-based if possible, or maybe Fedora) that will work correctly with little or no tweaking?
    I don't know, hard to say, without exact model number
    Mid-2011
    of Macbook ,(how tos for Macs and Linux are sparse at best). I don't own a Mac by the way either.
    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.


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    It's like Roky says...
    Few Mac users go full-fledged Linux, so documentation is a bit sparse.
    More info is needed, for sure.
    Check here:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tart-here.html
    It's mainly for wireless, but gives boatloads of system information! And since Wireless is on your list...
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    Found these mac Ubuntu 11.10 isos especially for Mac computers

    Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

    and these install instructions

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...elInstallation

    best I can do for you after the bars closed.

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    Dude, go buy a PC and install any Linux you want..

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