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You bought a MacBook and got sick of the proprietarium?
I installed gNewSense on a Apple MacBook 4th generation with the whole disk option.
Step by Step Guide
- Burn out and boot up gNewSense Live CD by pressing down the "C"-key on the keyboard right after the "dong" on boot.
- After boot, run install as usual. I did not do anything in particular during the setup, and I choose to use the whole disk.
NOTE: I have read some place that using the whole disk option can totally ruin the disk since it wipes out the EFI. This did not happen with me, but with Debian the MacBook could not find the harddrive after install.
- After install, eject the CD and reboot into gNewSense
- And you are free to breath, finally. Now just read one to see what needs a little bit shaping.
What works and what does not
- Trackpad (Partially, right click does not)
- Wireless (Broadcom is using a proprietary driver, I bought myself a D-Link DWA-131 USB WLAN adapter as a replacement but I am having some difficulties making the ath5k driver work)
- Headphones (Partially, I can only get sound on one ear)
Open your .Xmodmap-file in your home directory and input: "keycode 115 = Control_R" makes the left "cmd"-button right-click.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
If sound is not working
If it looks like the system seems to recognize the sound card and the volume applet in the panel is showed, but no sound is heard, it is probable that newer sound drivers are needed. To get them, just run the following in terminal:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) module-assistant alsa-source sudo dpkg-reconfigure alsa-source sudo module-assistant a-i alsa-source
Also try to plug in and plug out some headphones to see if that helps.