[fedora-india] Anyone installed Fedora 10 on a MacBook?

Kishore Bhargava kishore at pobox.com
Tue Dec 16 07:18:05 UTC 2008

Dhaval Giani wrote:
> Kishore Bhargava wrote:
>> Debarshi Ray wrote:
>>>> Following most of the advise here:
>>>> http://www.cenolan.com/2008/11/installing-fedora-10-macbook/
>>>> I was attempting to install Fedora 10 on a MacBook Pro
>>> That URL says:
>>> "These instructions will work with the MacBook 3,1 (Late 2007) and
>>> newer but will NOT work with the new aluminium MacBooks since they
>>> have different hardware (especially the graphics card). These
>>> instructions are not suitable for the MacBook Pro either!!"
>>> Notice the last sentence? :-)
>> I saw that but was hoping Fedora 10 would still work. In fact, I don't
>> have the new model, I did have the option of getting that but I did not
>> like two of the significant changes, i) the glas protector in front of
>> the screen, just converts an expensive machine into an even more
>> expensive mirror and ii) the new touchpad, where earlier Macs had at
>> least one button on the touchpad, in the new model they have done away
>> with that as well, the whole touchpad is also a button and can be
>> clicked, but it was a weird sensation.
>> This fellow seems to have had similar issues to what I had, still the
>> only difference being 64-bit Vs 32-bit:
>> http://nareshv.blogspot.com/2008/10/fedora-10-beta-64-bit-on-macbook-pro-41.html
>> I guess I must try the 64-bit version out anyways, and then discover a
>> new set of issues like flash not working!
> AFAIK, the 64 bit version of flash was released for linux. So you can
> hold of that.
> Dhaval

Sadly enough, I tried the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 8.10 and after
installing the restricted drivers for Nvidia and Broadcom, everything
currently works. I had installed these drivers in Fedora as well and
though wireless worked fine, the graphics driver still caused the screen
refresh rate to be too slow to use Compiz.

I guess I will look at Fedora again in a while, in the meantime, I am
struggling in Ubuntu.


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